Ibraheem Osama Mohamed (ابراهيم اسامه محمد)

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Windows 8 Share Contract

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Is it easy to add a Share contract in Windows 8 ? There is nothing more simple. This post will help you to implement a Share contract for a text and an image in your application

1)Open Visual Studio -> New Metro black Application.
2)Open the MainPage.xaml -> add an Image and a TextBox
3)Open the MainPage.xaml.cs Add the following references

using Windows.ApplicationModel.DataTransfer;

using System.Text;

using Windows.Storage.Streams;

4)In the OnNavigatedTo event add the following code

protected override void OnNavigatedTo(NavigationEventArgs e)


     DataTransferManager.GetForCurrentView().DataRequested += OnDataRequested;


5)Now you need to add a method for OnDataRequested

void OnDataRequested(DataTransferManager sender, DataRequestedEventArgs args)


            //This is the code for sharing a Text

            var request = args.Request;         

            request.Data.Properties.Title = textbox1.Text;//or any text you want to share

            request.Data.Properties.Description = “This is the text of the textbox I’d like to share with you”;           

            var body = “Now you can make search contract as you like you can add many thing and make any application that you are using to search to use this text or image”;         



            //This is the code for sharing an Image

            // var reference = RandomAccessStreamReference.CreateFromUri(image1.BaseUri);

            var reference = RandomAccessStreamReference.CreateFromUri(newUri(newUri(“ms-appx:///”), “Assets/LightGray.png”));

            request.Data.Properties.Thumbnail = reference;




6)And to make your application execute safely remove the OnDataRequested event when closing this application or moving to another application. This code make this mission

protected override void OnNavigatedFrom(NavigationEventArgs e)


            DataTransferManager.GetForCurrentView().DataRequested -= OnDataRequested;       



7)Run The application and you’ll get the result.

Ibraheem Osama Mohamed

Written by Ibraheem Osama Mohamed

July 22, 2012 at 5:03 pm

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