Contacts Class

May 11, 2014

Provides methods and events for interacting with a user’s contact data.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Phone.UserData
Assembly:  Microsoft.Phone (in Microsoft.Phone.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: Not mapped to an xmlns.

'Declaration
Public NotInheritable Class Contacts _
	Inherits PhoneDataSharingContext

The Contacts type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodContactsInitializes a new instance of the Contacts class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyAccountsGets the accounts from which contacts are available.
Protected propertyBaseUriGets the string used to indicate the data context. (Inherited from PhoneDataSharingContext.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodExecuteRequest(Of T)Performs a search for objects in a data context. (Inherited from PhoneDataSharingContext.)
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 methodInitializeInteropContextInitializes the interop context so that native code can access the Contact and Appointment objects. (Inherited from PhoneDataSharingContext.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSearchAsyncAsynchronously searches for contacts in the user’s contact data.
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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Public eventSearchCompletedOccurs when a search for contacts completes.
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Windows Phone provides an aggregated view of the user’s contact data across the user's different accounts. Information can come from sources such as data entered in the phone itself, social networking sites, and other data service providers. Not all data from all service providers is exposed publicly through this API. The StorageKind enumeration lists the possible sources of data.

Capabilities

If you use this API in your app, you must specify the following capabilities in the app manifest. Otherwise, your app might not work correctly or it might exit unexpectedly.

ID_CAP_CONTACTS

Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone OS 7.1

ID_CAP_APPOINTMENTS

Windows Phone 8

For more info, see App capabilities and hardware requirements for Windows Phone 8.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1

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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