ShareTargetActivatedEventArgs ShareTargetActivatedEventArgs ShareTargetActivatedEventArgs ShareTargetActivatedEventArgs Class


Provides information for an application that is a target for share operations.

JavaScript This type appears as WebUIShareTargetActivatedEventArgs.

public : sealed class ShareTargetActivatedEventArgs : IActivatedEventArgs, IActivatedEventArgsWithUser, IShareTargetActivatedEventArgs
public sealed class ShareTargetActivatedEventArgs : IActivatedEventArgs, IActivatedEventArgsWithUser, IShareTargetActivatedEventArgs
Public NotInheritable Class ShareTargetActivatedEventArgs Implements IActivatedEventArgs, IActivatedEventArgsWithUser, IShareTargetActivatedEventArgs
// This class does not provide a public constructor.
Windows 10 requirements
Device family
Windows 10 (introduced v10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v1)


This object is accessed when you implement an event handler to respond to Activated events when ActivationKind is ShareTarget.

UWP app using C++, C#, or Visual Basic typically implement activation points by overriding methods of the Application object. The default template app.xaml code-behind files always include an override for OnLaunched, but defining overrides for other activation points such as OnShareTargetActivated is up to your app code.

All Application overrides involved in an activation scenario should call Window.Activate in their implementations.

For example code, see Share target activation sample.


Kind Kind Kind Kind

Gets the activation type.

public : ActivationKind Kind { get; }
public ActivationKind Kind { get; }
Public ReadOnly Property Kind As ActivationKind
var activationKind = shareTargetActivatedEventArgs.kind;
ActivationKind ActivationKind ActivationKind ActivationKind

One of the enumeration values.

PreviousExecutionState PreviousExecutionState PreviousExecutionState PreviousExecutionState

Gets the execution state of the app before it was activated.

public : ApplicationExecutionState PreviousExecutionState { get; }
public ApplicationExecutionState PreviousExecutionState { get; }
Public ReadOnly Property PreviousExecutionState As ApplicationExecutionState
var applicationExecutionState = shareTargetActivatedEventArgs.previousExecutionState;

ShareOperation ShareOperation ShareOperation ShareOperation

Gets information about data included in a share operation.

public : ShareOperation ShareOperation { get; }
public ShareOperation ShareOperation { get; }
Public ReadOnly Property ShareOperation As ShareOperation
var shareOperation = shareTargetActivatedEventArgs.shareOperation;
ShareOperation ShareOperation ShareOperation ShareOperation

An object that includes the data included in a send operation.


You can use the ShareOperation object to get the data that a user wants to send. It also contains methods your app can use to track the progress of the operation.

SplashScreen SplashScreen SplashScreen SplashScreen

Gets the splash screen object which provides information about the transition from the splash screen to the activated app.

public : SplashScreen SplashScreen { get; }
public SplashScreen SplashScreen { get; }
Public ReadOnly Property SplashScreen As SplashScreen
var splashScreen = shareTargetActivatedEventArgs.splashScreen;
SplashScreen SplashScreen SplashScreen SplashScreen

The object that provides splash screen information.

User User User User

Gets the user that the app was activated for.

public : User User { get; }
public User User { get; }
Public ReadOnly Property User As User
var user = shareTargetActivatedEventArgs.user;
User User User User

The user that the app was activated for.

Additional features and requirements
Device family
Windows 10 Anniversary Edition (introduced v10.0.14393.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v3)


This property returns the logged-in user on platforms that only support single-user sessions. For platforms that support multiple users in a session (such as Xbox) this property returns the logged-in user that the app was activated for.

This property returns null when a multi-user application is activated with no specific user context.

Multi-user apps can use this property to allow or restrict app behavior. For example, you might restrict access to content or features based on the user’s credentials.

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