Launch an app with a URI

This section describes how to use a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) to launch one app from another app, enabling helpful app-to-app scenarios.

Topic Description
Launch the default app for a URI Learn how to launch the default app for a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI). URIs allow you to launch another app to perform a specific task. This topic also provides an overview of the many URI schemes built into Windows.
Handle URI activation Learn how to register an app to become the default handler for a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) scheme name.
Launch an app for results Learn how to launch an app from another app and exchange data between the two. This is called launching an app for results.
Choose and save tones using the ms-tonepicker URI scheme This topic describes the ms-tonepicker URI scheme and how to use it to display a tone picker to select a tone, save a tone, and get the friendly name for a tone.
Launch the Windows Settings app Learn how to launch the Windows Settings app from your app. This topic describes the ms-settings URI scheme. Use this URI scheme to launch the Windows Settings app to specific settings pages.
Launch the UWP app This topic describes the ms-windows-store URI scheme. Your app can use this URI scheme to launch the UWP app to specific pages in the Store.
Launch the Windows Maps app Learn how to launch the Windows Maps app from your app.
Launch the People app This topic describes the ms-people URI scheme. Your app can use this URI scheme to launch the People app for specific actions.
Enable apps for websites using app URI handlers Drive user engagement with your app by supporting the Apps for Websites feature.