PhoneApplicationPage.BackKeyPress Event

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Occurs when the hardware Back button is pressed.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Phone.Controls
Assembly:  Microsoft.Phone (in Microsoft.Phone.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: Not mapped to an xmlns.


Public Event BackKeyPress As EventHandler(Of CancelEventArgs)
public event EventHandler<CancelEventArgs> BackKeyPress
<object BackKeyPress="EventHandler<CancelEventArgs>" .../>


Cancelling this event will cancel the default behavior of the hardware Back button that performs backward navigation.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0


Windows Phone

See Also


PhoneApplicationPage Class

Microsoft.Phone.Controls Namespace