Contact.DisplayName Property


Gets the display name for a contact.

 property Platform::String ^ DisplayName { Platform::String ^ get(); };
winrt::hstring DisplayName();
public string DisplayName { get; }
var string = contact.displayName;
Public ReadOnly Property DisplayName As String

Property Value


The display name for a contact.

Windows 10 requirements

App capabilities



You can only access this property from a UI thread.

Windows calculates the DisplayName property by using the values from the FirstName, MiddleName, and LastName properties if any are specified. If these values aren't available, Windows uses the Yomi (phonetic Japanese equivalent) name values (@"Windows.ApplicationModel.Contacts.Contact.YomiGivenName?text=YomiGivenName" and YomiFamilyName ). The calculation for DisplayName takes into account different locale hints such as script of the text in the names, resource context, and default user locale to determine the proper formatting template for the name.

Applies to