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ApplicationBarIconButton Class

April 12, 2014

An Application Bar button with an icon.

System.Object
  Microsoft.Phone.Shell.ApplicationBarIconButton

Namespace:  Microsoft.Phone.Shell
Assembly:  Microsoft.Phone (in Microsoft.Phone.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: Not mapped to an xmlns.
public class ApplicationBarIconButton : IApplicationBarIconButton, 
	IApplicationBarMenuItem
<ApplicationBarIconButton .../>

The ApplicationBarIconButton type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodApplicationBarIconButton()Creates a new instance of the ApplicationBarIconButton class.
Public methodApplicationBarIconButton(Uri)Creates a new instance of the ApplicationBarIconButton class with the specified icon.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyIconUriGets or sets the URI of the icon to use for the button.
Public propertyIsEnabledGets or sets the enabled status of the button.
Public propertyTextGets or sets the label for the icon button.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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  NameDescription
Public eventClickOccurs when the user taps a button in the Application Bar.
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The following example creates an Application Bar in XAML that has two icon buttons and two menu items. For the full example, see How to create an app bar using XAML for Windows Phone.

<phone:PhoneApplicationPage.ApplicationBar>
    <shell:ApplicationBar Mode="Default" Opacity="1.0" IsMenuEnabled="True" IsVisible="True">

        <shell:ApplicationBarIconButton Click="Save_Click" IconUri="/Images/save.png" Text="save" />
        <shell:ApplicationBarIconButton Click="Settings_Click" IconUri="/Images/settings.png" Text="settings" />

        <shell:ApplicationBar.MenuItems>
            <shell:ApplicationBarMenuItem Click="MenuItem1_Click" Text="menu item 1" />
            <shell:ApplicationBarMenuItem Click="MenuItem2_Click" Text="menu item 2" />
        </shell:ApplicationBar.MenuItems>

    </shell:ApplicationBar>
</phone:PhoneApplicationPage.ApplicationBar>

The following example creates an Application Bar in code that has one icon button and one menu item. For the full example, see How to create an app bar using code for Windows Phone.

using System;
using System.Windows;
using Microsoft.Phone.Controls;
using Microsoft.Phone.Shell;

namespace HowToCS
{
    public partial class MainPage : PhoneApplicationPage
    {
        // Constructor
        public MainPage()
        {
            InitializeComponent();

            ApplicationBar = new ApplicationBar();

            ApplicationBar.Mode = ApplicationBarMode.Default;
            ApplicationBar.Opacity = 1.0; 
            ApplicationBar.IsVisible = true;
            ApplicationBar.IsMenuEnabled = true;

            ApplicationBarIconButton button1 = new ApplicationBarIconButton();
            button1.IconUri = new Uri("/Images/YourImage.png", UriKind.Relative);
            button1.Text = "button 1";
            ApplicationBar.Buttons.Add(button1);
            button1.Click += new EventHandler(button1_Click);

            ApplicationBarMenuItem menuItem1 = new ApplicationBarMenuItem();
            menuItem1.Text = "menu item 1";
            ApplicationBar.MenuItems.Add(menuItem1);
            menuItem1.Click += new EventHandler(menuItem1_Click);
        }

        private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            MessageBox.Show("Button 1 works!");
            //Do work for your application here.
        }

        private void menuItem1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            MessageBox.Show("Menu item 1 works!");
            //Do work for your application here.
        }
    }
}

The following example dynamically changes the caption text and icon of a button on an Application Bar. For the full example, see How to change app bar icon buttons and menu items dynamically for Windows Phone.

private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    ApplicationBarIconButton btn = (ApplicationBarIconButton)ApplicationBar.Buttons[0];

    if (btn.Text == "play")
    {
        btn.Text="pause";
        btn.IconUri = new Uri("/Images/pause.png", UriKind.Relative);
    }
    else if(btn.Text == "pause")
    {
        btn.Text="play";
        btn.IconUri = new Uri("/Images/play.png", UriKind.Relative);
    }
}

The following example creates an Application Bar that can be reused on multiple pages in your application. For the full example, see How to reuse an app bar on multiple pages for Windows Phone.

<Application.Resources>

    <shell:ApplicationBar x:Key="GlobalAppBar" IsVisible="True" IsMenuEnabled="True">
        <shell:ApplicationBarIconButton IconUri="/Images/appbar_button1.png" Text="Button 1" Click="Button1_Click" />
        <shell:ApplicationBarIconButton IconUri="/Images/appbar_button2.png" Text="Button 2" Click="Button2_Click" />
        <shell:ApplicationBar.MenuItems>
            <shell:ApplicationBarMenuItem Text="MenuItem 1" Click="MenuItem1_Click" />
            <shell:ApplicationBarMenuItem Text="MenuItem 2" Click="MenuItem2_Click" />
        </shell:ApplicationBar.MenuItems>
    </shell:ApplicationBar>

</Application.Resources>

The following example creates two Application Bars that can be used in a single pivot control in your application. For the full example, see How to use different app bars in a single Pivot control for Windows Phone.

<Application.Resources>

    <shell:ApplicationBar x:Key="AppBar1" IsVisible="True" IsMenuEnabled="True">
        <shell:ApplicationBarIconButton IconUri="/Images/appbar_button1.png" Text="Button 1" Click="Button1_Click" />
        <shell:ApplicationBar.MenuItems>
            <shell:ApplicationBarMenuItem Text="MenuItem 1" Click="MenuItem1_Click" />
        </shell:ApplicationBar.MenuItems>
    </shell:ApplicationBar>

    <shell:ApplicationBar x:Key="AppBar2" IsVisible="True" IsMenuEnabled="True">
        <shell:ApplicationBarIconButton IconUri="/Images/appbar_button1.png" Text="Button 1" Click="Button1_Click" />
        <shell:ApplicationBarIconButton IconUri="/Images/appbar_button2.png" Text="Button 2" Click="Button2_Click" />
        <shell:ApplicationBar.MenuItems>
            <shell:ApplicationBarMenuItem Text="MenuItem 1" Click="MenuItem1_Click" />
            <shell:ApplicationBarMenuItem Text="MenuItem 2" Click="MenuItem2_Click" />
        </shell:ApplicationBar.MenuItems>
    </shell:ApplicationBar>
        
</Application.Resources>

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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