Contact​Information Contact​Information Contact​Information Class

Definition

Contains the information about a contact.

public sealed class ContactInformation : IContactInformationpublic sealed class ContactInformation : IContactInformationPublic NotInheritable Class ContactInformation Implements IContactInformation
Attributes
Windows 10 requirements
Device family
Windows 10 (introduced v10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v1)

Remarks

Note

Because you don't use PickSingleContactAsync and PickMultipleContactsAsync in your Windows 8.1 and later apps, you don't instantiate ContactInformation objects in your Windows 8.1 and later apps.This table shows existing Windows 8@Windows.ApplicationModel.Contacts.ContactInformation?text=ContactInformation properties and their equivalent Windows 8.1@Windows.ApplicationModel.Contacts.Contact?text=Contact properties.

Windows 8@Windows.ApplicationModel.Contacts.ContactInformation?text=ContactInformation propertyWindows 8.1@Windows.ApplicationModel.Contacts.Contact?text=Contact property
Contact.NameContact.Name
Contact.ThumbnailContact.Thumbnail
Contact.FieldsContact.Emails
Contact.Fields where ContactField.Value = Address and ContactField.Category = ContactFieldCategory.Home or ContactFieldCategory.OtherContact.Addresses
Contact.FieldsContact.Phones
ContactField.ValueContactEmail.Address
ContactField.Category(Home,Work,Other)ContactEmail.Kind(Personal,Work,Other)
ContactField.ValueContactPhone.Number
ContactField.Category(Home, Work, Mobile, Other)ContactPhone.Kind(Home,Work,Mobile,Other)
Contact.Fields where ContactField.Value = CompanyAddress and ContactField.Category = ContactFieldCategory.WorkContactJobInfo.CompanyAddress

Typically, you access ContactInformation objects as the result of asynchronous method and/or function calls. For example, both of the static methods PickSingleContactAsync and PickMultipleContactsAsync return ContactInformation objects that represent the selected contact.

When your app receives contact information from a contact provider, the data for each contact is returned in a ContactInformation object.

Examples

This code demonstrates how a ContactInformation object is returned to an app after a user selects a contact.


function selectContact() {
    // Create the picker
    var picker = new Windows.ApplicationModel.Contacts.ContactPicker();
    picker.commitButtonText = "Select";
    picker.selectionMode = Windows.ApplicationModel.Contacts.ContactSelectionMode.fields;
    picker.desiredFieldsWithContactFieldType.append(Windows.ApplicationModel.Contacts.ContactFieldType.email);    

    // Open the picker for the user to select a contact
    picker.pickContactAsync().done(function (contact) {
        var contactElement = document.createElement("div");
        contactElement.innerText = contact.name + " " + contact.emails[0].address;
        document.body.appendChild(contactElement);
    });
}

Properties

CustomFields CustomFields CustomFields

Note

ContactInformation may be altered or unavailable for releases after Windows 8.1. Instead, use Contact.

A read-only list of the custom fields stored with the contact.

public IVectorView<ContactField> CustomFields { get; }public IVectorView<ContactField> CustomFields { get; }Public ReadOnly Property CustomFields As IVectorView<ContactField>
Value

A read-only list of custom fields.

Attributes

Emails Emails Emails

Note

ContactInformation may be altered or unavailable for releases after Windows 8.1. Instead, use Contact.

A read-only list of email addresses stored with the contact.

public IVectorView<ContactField> Emails { get; }public IVectorView<ContactField> Emails { get; }Public ReadOnly Property Emails As IVectorView<ContactField>
Value

A read-only list of email addresses.

Attributes

Remarks

Use the Emails property to access a contact's email addresses from a ContactInformation object.

InstantMessages InstantMessages InstantMessages

Note

ContactInformation may be altered or unavailable for releases after Windows 8.1. Instead, use Contact.

A read-only list of instant messaging accounts stored with the contact.

public IVectorView<ContactInstantMessageField> InstantMessages { get; }public IVectorView<ContactInstantMessageField> InstantMessages { get; }Public ReadOnly Property InstantMessages As IVectorView<ContactInstantMessageField>
Value

A read-only list of instant messaging accounts.

Attributes

Remarks

Use the InstantMessages property to access a contact's instant messaging user names from a ContactInformation object.

Locations Locations Locations

Note

ContactInformation may be altered or unavailable for releases after Windows 8.1. Instead, use Contact.

A read-only list of locations stored with the contact.

public IVectorView<ContactLocationField> Locations { get; }public IVectorView<ContactLocationField> Locations { get; }Public ReadOnly Property Locations As IVectorView<ContactLocationField>
Value

A read-only list of locations.

Attributes

Remarks

Use the Locations property to access a contact's address and other information from a ContactInformation object.

Name Name Name

Note

ContactInformation may be altered or unavailable for releases after Windows 8.1. Instead, use Contact.

The name of the contact.

public PlatForm::String Name { get; }public string Name { get; }Public ReadOnly Property Name As string
Value
string string string

The name.

Attributes

PhoneNumbers PhoneNumbers PhoneNumbers

Note

ContactInformation may be altered or unavailable for releases after Windows 8.1. Instead, use Contact.

A read-only list of phone numbers stored with the contact.

public IVectorView<ContactField> PhoneNumbers { get; }public IVectorView<ContactField> PhoneNumbers { get; }Public ReadOnly Property PhoneNumbers As IVectorView<ContactField>
Value

A read-only list of phone numbers.

Attributes

Methods

GetThumbnailAsync() GetThumbnailAsync() GetThumbnailAsync()

Note

ContactInformation may be altered or unavailable for releases after Windows 8.1. Instead, use Contact.

Gets the thumbnail image for the contact.

public IAsyncOperation<IRandomAccessStreamWithContentType> GetThumbnailAsync()public IAsyncOperation<IRandomAccessStreamWithContentType> GetThumbnailAsync()Public Function GetThumbnailAsync() As IAsyncOperation( Of IRandomAccessStreamWithContentType )
Returns

An object that provides access to the thumbnail image.

Attributes

QueryCustomFields(String) QueryCustomFields(String) QueryCustomFields(String)

Note

ContactInformation may be altered or unavailable for releases after Windows 8.1. Instead, use Contact.

Enables you to get the value for a custom field that is stored with a contact.

public IVectorView<ContactField> QueryCustomFields(String customName)public IVectorView<ContactField> QueryCustomFields(String customName)Public Function QueryCustomFields(customName As String) As IVectorView( Of ContactField )
Parameters
customName
System.String System.String System.String

The name of the field.

Returns

The value of the field.

Attributes