ContactMapActivatedEventArgs ContactMapActivatedEventArgs ContactMapActivatedEventArgs ContactMapActivatedEventArgs ContactMapActivatedEventArgs Class


Provides data when an app is activated to map a contact.

JavaScript This type appears as WebUIContactMapActivatedEventArgs.

public : sealed class ContactMapActivatedEventArgs : IActivatedEventArgs, IContactActivatedEventArgs, IContactMapActivatedEventArgs
struct winrt::Windows::ApplicationModel::Activation::ContactMapActivatedEventArgs : IActivatedEventArgs, IContactActivatedEventArgs, IContactMapActivatedEventArgs
public sealed class ContactMapActivatedEventArgs : IActivatedEventArgs, IContactActivatedEventArgs, IContactMapActivatedEventArgs
Public NotInheritable Class ContactMapActivatedEventArgs Implements IActivatedEventArgs, IContactActivatedEventArgs, IContactMapActivatedEventArgs
// This class does not provide a public constructor.

Windows 10 requirements

Device family
Windows Desktop Extension SDK (introduced v10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.ApplicationModel.Activation.ContactActivatedEventsContract (introduced v1)


Here is an example of the code you need to handle contact map activations.

protected override void OnActivated(IActivatedEventArgs args)
    if (args.Kind == ActivationKind.Contact)
        var contactArgs = args as IContactActivatedEventArgs;
        if (contactArgs.Verb == Windows.ApplicationModel.Contacts.ContactLaunchActionVerbs.Map)
            IContactMapActivatedEventArgs mapArgs = contactArgs as IContactMapActivatedEventArgs;

            //get contact display info
            var contactName = mapArgs.Contact.DisplayName;
            var contactThumbnail = mapArgs.Contact.Thumbnail;

            var address = mapArgs.address;
            //add mapping logic
void App::OnActivated(Windows::ApplicationModel::Activation::IActivatedEventArgs const& args)
    if (args.Kind() == Windows::ApplicationModel::Activation::ActivationKind::Contact)
        auto contactArgs{<Windows::ApplicationModel::Activation::IContactActivatedEventArgs>() };
        if (contactArgs.Verb() == Windows::ApplicationModel::Contacts::ContactLaunchActionVerbs::Map())
            auto mapArgs{<Windows::ApplicationModel::Activation::ContactMapActivatedEventArgs>() };

            // Get contact display info.
            auto contactName{ mapArgs.Contact().DisplayName() };
            auto contactThumbnail{ mapArgs.Contact().Thumbnail() };

            auto address{ mapArgs.Address() };
            // Add mapping logic.
void App::OnActivated(IActivatedEventArgs^ args)
    if (args->Kind == ActivationKind::Contact)
        auto contactArgs = dynamic_cast<IContactActivatedEventArgs^>(args);
        if (contactArgs->Verb == Windows::ApplicationModel::Contacts::ContactLaunchActionVerbs::Map)
            auto mapArgs = dynamic_cast<ContactMapActivatedEventArgs^>(contactArgs);

            //get contact display info
            auto contactName = mapArgs->Contact->DisplayName;
            auto contactThumbnail = mapArgs->Contact->Thumbnail;

            auto address = mapArgs->address;
            //add mapping logic


Windows 8.1 allows users to map their contacts' locations from the Contact Card or Windows Search experience. By implementing the contact map activation contract, Windows can launch your app to map locations for the user.

To receive map activations, your app must register for the "" extension category in its manifest. Under this extension, you must include a "LaunchAction" element with the "Verb" attribute equal to "map."

If multiple apps have registered for this contract, the user can choose one of them as their default for handling mapping.

Here is an example for manifest registration.

<m2:Extension Category="" xmlns:m2="">
      <m2:LaunchAction Verb="map" DesiredView="useHalf"/>

After you register in your manifest, your app can be activated for the contact map contract. When your app is activated, you can use the event information to identify the map activation and extract the parameters that help you complete the mapping scenario for the user.

For info about how to handle app activation through contact actions, see Quickstart: Handling contact actions and Quickstart: Handling contact actions .


Address Address Address Address Address

Gets the address of a contact for the mapping operation.

Contact Contact Contact Contact Contact

Gets the contact for the mapping operation.

Kind Kind Kind Kind Kind

Gets the activation type.

PreviousExecutionState PreviousExecutionState PreviousExecutionState PreviousExecutionState PreviousExecutionState

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

SplashScreen SplashScreen SplashScreen SplashScreen SplashScreen

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

Verb Verb Verb Verb Verb

Gets the action to be performed.

See also