How to use the search task for Windows Phone 8

August 06, 2014

Applies to: Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1 | Windows Phone OS 7.1

Use the search task to launch the web search application and perform the search that you specify.

By using Launchers, you help provide a consistent user experience throughout the Windows Phone platform. For more information, see Launchers and Choosers for Windows Phone 8.

To use the search task

  1. Add the following statement to your code.

    using Microsoft.Phone.Tasks;
    
  2. Add the following code to your application wherever you need it, such as in a button click event. To test this procedure, you can put the code in the page constructor. This is the code to launch the task.

    SearchTask searchTask = new SearchTask();
    
    searchTask.SearchQuery = "Xbox game trailers";
    
    searchTask.Show();
    

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