DataRequest.Data | data property

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

Sets or gets a DataPackage object that contains the content a user wants to share.


var data =; = data;

Property value

Type: DataPackage

Contains the content a user wants to share.


The Data property enables your app to supply data to a target app. Your app must supply this data by using a DataPackage object.

Use this property when your app has the content immediately available that the user wants to share. If you need to call a function to generate the DataPackage, use the GetDeferral method.

When your app cannot supply a DataPackage object, use the FailWithDisplayText method to cancel the share and provide a message that the target app can display to the user.


The following code shows how to get a DataPackage object from the Data property as part of setting the data on a DataPackage to share with another app.

function registerForShare() {
    var dataTransferManager = Windows.ApplicationModel.DataTransfer.DataTransferManager.getForCurrentView();
    dataTransferManager.addEventListener("datarequested", shareTextHandler);

function shareTextHandler(e) {
    var request = e.request; = "Share Text Example"; = "A demonstration that shows how to share.";"Hello World!");


Minimum supported client

Windows 8

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012

Minimum supported phone

Windows Phone 8


Windows::ApplicationModel::DataTransfer [C++]



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