HyperlinkButton.OnClick Method

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Provides handling for the Click event.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)


Protected Overrides Sub OnClick
protected override void OnClick()


Exception Condition

The NavigateUri property is not or cannot be converted to an absolute URI.


The TargetName property is set to a value that contains embedded whitespace.


This method will try to convert the NavigateUri to an absolute URI if necessary. If the conversion cannot be completed or the specified URI cannot be found, an exception will be thrown.

Raising an event invokes the event handler through a delegate. The OnClick method is called before any event handler for the Click event. This method allows derived classes to handle the Click event without attaching a delegate. This is the preferred technique for handling the event in a derived class.

Notes to Inheritors

When overriding OnClick in a derived class, be sure to call the base class’s OnClick method so that registered delegates receive the event.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.