QuickLink QuickLink QuickLink QuickLink QuickLink Class


Represents shortcuts that help users share content with the apps they use most.

public : sealed class QuickLink
struct winrt::Windows::ApplicationModel::DataTransfer::ShareTarget::QuickLink
public sealed class QuickLink
Public NotInheritable Class QuickLink
var quickLink = new quickLink();

Windows 10 requirements

Device family
Windows 10 (introduced v10.0.10240.0 - for Xbox, see UWP features that aren't yet supported on Xbox)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v1)


The following function creates and returns a QuickLink.

function reportCompleted() {
    var quickLink = new Windows.ApplicationModel.DataTransfer.ShareTarget.QuickLink();
    quickLink.id = "123456789";
    quickLink.title = id("quickLinkTitle").value;
    // For quicklinks, the supported FileTypes and DataFormats are set 
    // independently from the manifest.
    var dataFormats = Windows.ApplicationModel.DataTransfer.StandardDataFormats;
    quickLink.supportedDataFormats.replaceAll([dataFormats.text, dataFormats.uri, 
        dataFormats.bitmap, dataFormats.storageItems, dataFormats.html, customFormatName]);

    Windows.ApplicationModel.Package.current.installedLocation.getFileAsync("images\\user.png").then(function (iconFile) {
        quickLink.thumbnail = Windows.Storage.Streams.RandomAccessStreamReference.createFromFile(iconFile);


Quicklinks are not supported on Windows Phone 8.1. Apps running on Windows Phone 8.1 can still receive Quicklinks as part of a share operation, but they will be automatically ignored.


: This class is not agile, which means that you need to consider its threading model and marshaling behavior. For more info, see Threading and Marshaling (C++/CX) and Using Windows Runtime objects in a multithreaded environment (.NET).


QuickLink() QuickLink() QuickLink() QuickLink() QuickLink()

Creates a new instance of a QuickLink object.


Id Id Id Id Id

Specifies an ID for the QuickLink. Your app receives this ID when the user selects its QuickLink. You can use this ID to further customize the sharing process for the user.

SupportedDataFormats SupportedDataFormats SupportedDataFormats SupportedDataFormats SupportedDataFormats

An array of strings that specify the data formats supported by the QuickLink app. The system shows the QuickLink only when the data that a user wants to share matches a format in this array.

SupportedFileTypes SupportedFileTypes SupportedFileTypes SupportedFileTypes SupportedFileTypes

An array of strings that specify the file types supported by a QuickLink app. The system shows the QuickLink only when the data that a user wants to share contains file items, and the file extensions for those file items match a file type in this array.

Thumbnail Thumbnail Thumbnail Thumbnail Thumbnail

Specifies a thumbnail image for the QuickLink. The system displays this image when the user is presented with a list of possible apps to share content with.

Title Title Title Title Title

Specifies the title of a QuickLink. The system displays this info when the user is presented with a list of possible apps to share content with.