PositionStatus PositionStatus PositionStatus PositionStatus PositionStatus Enum


Indicates the ability of the Geolocator object to provide location data.

public : enum class PositionStatus
enum class winrt::Windows::Devices::Geolocation::PositionStatus : int32_t
public enum PositionStatus
Public Enum PositionStatus
var value = Windows.Devices.Geolocation.PositionStatus.disabled;

Windows 10 requirements

Device family
Windows 10 (introduced v10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v1)
location ID_CAP_LOCATION [Windows Phone]


Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled 3

Location settings are turned off. This status indicates that the user has not granted the application permission to access location.

Initializing Initializing Initializing Initializing Initializing 1

Location services is initializing. This is the status if a GPS is the source of location data and the GPS receiver does not yet have the required number of satellites in view to obtain an accurate position.

NoData NoData NoData NoData NoData 2

No location data is available from any source. LocationStatus will have this value if the application calls GetGeopositionAsync or registers an event handler for the PositionChanged event, before data is available from a location sensor. Once data is available LocationStatus transitions to the Ready state.

NotAvailable NotAvailable NotAvailable NotAvailable NotAvailable 5

Location services is not available on this version of Windows.

NotInitialized NotInitialized NotInitialized NotInitialized NotInitialized 4

An operation to retrieve location has not yet been initialized. LocationStatus will have this value if the application has not yet called GetGeopositionAsync or registered an event handler for the PositionChanged event. LocationStatus may also have this value if your app doesn’t have permission to access location.


Starting in Windows 10, call the RequestAccessAsync before accessing the user’s location. At that time, your app must be in the foreground and RequestAccessAsync must be called from the UI thread. Until the user grants your app permission to their location, your app can't access location data.

Ready Ready Ready Ready Ready 0

Location data is available.

See also