DataRequest.Data DataRequest.Data DataRequest.Data DataRequest.Data DataRequest.Data Property


Sets or gets a DataPackage object that contains the content a user wants to share.

public : DataPackage Data { get; set; }
DataPackage Data();

void Data(DataPackage data);
public DataPackage Data { get; set; }
Public ReadWrite Property Data As DataPackage
var dataPackage =; = dataPackage;

Property Value

Contains the content a user wants to share.


The following code shows how to get a DataPackage object from the Data property as part of setting the data on a DataPackage to share with another app.

//To see this code in action, add a call to ShareSourceLoad to your constructor or other
//initializing function.
private void ShareSourceLoad()
    DataTransferManager dataTransferManager = DataTransferManager.GetForCurrentView();
    dataTransferManager.DataRequested += new TypedEventHandler<DataTransferManager, DataRequestedEventArgs>(this.DataRequested);

private void DataRequested(DataTransferManager sender, DataRequestedEventArgs e)
    DataRequest request = e.Request;
    request.Data.Properties.Title = "Share Text Example";
    request.Data.Properties.Description = "An example of how to share text.";
    request.Data.SetText("Hello World!");
function registerForShare() {
    var dataTransferManager = Windows.ApplicationModel.DataTransfer.DataTransferManager.getForCurrentView();
    dataTransferManager.addEventListener("datarequested", shareTextHandler);

function shareTextHandler(e) {
    var request = e.request; = "Share Text Example"; = "A demonstration that shows how to share.";"Hello World!");


The Data property enables your app to supply data to a target app. Your app must supply this data by using a DataPackage object.

Use this property when your app has the content immediately available that the user wants to share. If you need to call a function to generate the DataPackage, use the GetDeferral method.

When your app cannot supply a DataPackage object, use the FailWithDisplayText method to cancel the share and provide a message that the target app can display to the user.