How to use the web browser task for Windows Phone 8

August 19, 2014

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

Use the web browser task to launch the web browser application and display the URL 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 web browser task

  1. Add the following statement to your code.

    Imports 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.

    Dim webBrowserTask as WebBrowserTask = new WebBrowserTask()
    
    webBrowserTask.Uri = new Uri("http://msdn.microsoft.com", UriKind.Absolute)
    
    webBrowserTask.Show()
    

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