Hyperlink Class

Provides an inline-level content element that provides facilities for hosting hyperlinks.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
  System.Windows.DependencyObject
    System.Windows.Documents.TextElement
      System.Windows.Documents.Inline
        System.Windows.Documents.Span
          System.Windows.Documents.Hyperlink

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

Syntax

'Declaration
Public NotInheritable Class Hyperlink _
    Inherits Span
public sealed class Hyperlink : Span
<Hyperlink ...>text</Hyperlink>

The Hyperlink type exposes the following members.

Constructors

  Name Description
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Hyperlink Initializes a new instance of the Hyperlink class.

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Properties

  Name Description
Public property CharacterSpacing Gets or sets the distance between characters of text in the control measured in 1000ths of the font size. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Command Gets or sets a command to associate with the Hyperlink.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone CommandParameter Gets or sets command parameters associated with the command specified by the Command property.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ContentEnd Gets a TextPointer that represents the end of the content in the element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ContentStart Gets a TextPointer that represents the start of content in the element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Dispatcher Gets the Dispatcher this object is associated with. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ElementEnd Gets a TextPointer that represents the position just after the end of the element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ElementStart Gets a TextPointer that represents the position just before the start of the element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone FontFamily Gets or sets the preferred top-level font family for the content of the element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone FontSize Gets or sets the font size for the content of the element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone FontStretch Gets or sets the glyph width of the font in a family to select. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone FontStyle Gets or sets the font style for the content in this element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone FontWeight Gets or sets the top-level font weight to select from the font family for the content in this element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Foreground Gets or sets the Brush to apply to the content in this element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Inlines Gets an InlineCollection containing the top-level inline elements that include the contents of Span. (Inherited from Span.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Language Gets or sets the language of the content within an TextElement element. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone MouseOverForeground Gets or sets the brush that paints the foreground color when the mouse pointer moves over the Hyperlink.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone MouseOverTextDecorations Gets or sets the TextDecorationCollection that decorates the Hyperlink.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Name Gets or sets a unique identification for the object. Name can only be set from initial parsing of XAML. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone NavigateUri Gets or sets a URI to navigate to when the Hyperlink is activated.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone TargetName Gets or sets the name of a target window or frame for the Hyperlink.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone TextDecorations Gets or sets a value that specifies the text decorations that are applied to the content in an Inline element. (Inherited from Inline.)

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Methods

  Name Description
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone CheckAccess Determines whether the calling thread has access to this object. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ClearValue Clears the local value of a dependency property. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone FindName Gets an object in the Silverlight object model by referencing the object's x:Name or Name attribute value. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetAnimationBaseValue Returns any base value established for a Silverlight dependency property, which would apply in cases where an animation is not active. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetValue Returns the current effective value of a dependency property from a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnCreateAutomationPeer Returns a class-specific AutomationPeer implementation for use by the Silverlight automation infrastructure. (Inherited from TextElement.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ReadLocalValue Returns the local value of a dependency property, if a local value is set. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone SetValue Sets the local value of a dependency property on a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

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Events

  Name Description
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Click Occurs when the left mouse button is clicked on a Hyperlink.

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Fields

  Name Description
Public fieldStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone CommandParameterProperty Identifies the CommandParameter dependency property.
Public fieldStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone CommandProperty Identifies the Command dependency property.
Public fieldStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone MouseOverForegroundProperty Identifies the MouseOverForeground dependency property.
Public fieldStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone MouseOverTextDecorationsProperty Identifies the MouseOverTextDecorations dependency property.
Public fieldStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone NavigateUriProperty Identifies the NavigateUri dependency property.
Public fieldStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone TargetNameProperty Identifies the TargetName dependency property.

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Remarks

You can use the Hyperlink element to display hyperlinks in a RichTextBox. Hyperlinks provide built-in mouse-over behavior and focus support. Use the NavigateUri property of the Hyperlink element to specify the URL.

NoteNote:

You must set the IsReadOnly property of RichTextBox to true for the Hyperlink element to be active.

Silverlight for Windows Phone Silverlight for Windows Phone

When Hyperlink is used on Windows Phone, to open the Web browser, you must specify a value for the TargetName property.

Examples

The following show shows how to create a RichTextBox with a hyperlink in XAML and code.

<!--A RichTextBox with hyperlink.-->
<RichTextBox IsReadOnly="True">
    <Paragraph>
        Displaying text with <Hyperlink NavigateUri="http://www.msdn.com" TargetName="_blank">hyperlink</Hyperlink>.
    </Paragraph>
</RichTextBox>
'A RichTextBox with hyperlink.
Private Sub HyperlinkRTB()
    'Create a new RichTextBox.
    Dim MyRTB As New RichTextBox()

    ' Create a Run of plain text and hyperlink.
    Dim myRun As New Run()
    myRun.Text = "Displaying text with "
    Dim MyLink As New Hyperlink()
    MyLink.Inlines.Add("hyperlink")
    MyLink.NavigateUri = New Uri("http://www.msdn.com")
    MyLink.TargetName = "_blank"

    ' Create a paragraph and add the Run and hyperlink to it.
    Dim myParagraph As New Paragraph()
    myParagraph.Inlines.Add(myRun)
    myParagraph.Inlines.Add(MyLink)

    ' Add the paragraph to the RichTextBox.
    MyRTB.Blocks.Add(myParagraph)

    'Add the RichTextBox to the StackPanel.
    MySP.Children.Add(MyRTB)
End Sub
//A RichTextBox with hyperlink.
private void HyperlinkRTB()
{
    //Create a new RichTextBox.
    RichTextBox MyRTB = new RichTextBox();

    // Create a Run of plain text and hyperlink.
    Run myRun = new Run();
    myRun.Text = "Displaying text with ";
    Hyperlink MyLink = new Hyperlink();
    MyLink.Inlines.Add("hyperlink");
    MyLink.NavigateUri = new Uri("http://www.msdn.com");
    MyLink.TargetName = "_blank";

    // Create a paragraph and add the Run and hyperlink to it.
    Paragraph myParagraph = new Paragraph();
    myParagraph.Inlines.Add(myRun);
    myParagraph.Inlines.Add(MyLink);

    // Add the paragraph to the RichTextBox.
    MyRTB.Blocks.Add(myParagraph);

    //Add the RichTextBox to the StackPanel.
    MySP.Children.Add(MyRTB);
}

Version Information

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1

Platforms

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

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.