How to use the share link task for Windows Phone 8

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

Use the share link task to enable the user to share a link on the social network of their choice.

By using Launchers, you help provide a consistent user experience throughout the Windows Phone platform. For more information, see Launchers and Choosers for Windows Phone 8.

  1. Add the following statements to your code.

    using System;
    using Microsoft.Phone.Tasks;
    
    Imports Microsoft.Phone.Tasks
    
  2. Add the following code to your application wherever you need it, such as in a button click event. To test this procedure, you can put the code in the page constructor. This is the code to launch the task.

    ShareLinkTask shareLinkTask = new ShareLinkTask();
    
    shareLinkTask.Title = "Code Samples";
    shareLinkTask.LinkUri = new Uri("http://code.msdn.com/wpapps", UriKind.Absolute);
    shareLinkTask.Message = "Here are some great code samples for Windows Phone.";
    
    shareLinkTask.Show();
    
    Dim shareLinkTask as ShareLinkTask = new ShareLinkTask()
    
    shareLinkTask.Title = "Code Samples"
    shareLinkTask.LinkUri = new Uri("http://code.msdn.com/wpapps", UriKind.Absolute)
    shareLinkTask.Message = "Here are some great code samples for Windows Phone."
    
    shareLinkTask.Show()
    

See Also

Reference

ShareLinkTask

Other Resources

How to use the share status task for Windows Phone 8