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How to use the share link task for Windows Phone 8

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Use the share link task to enable the user to share a link on the social network of their choice.

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 share link task

  1. Add the following statements to your code.

    using System;
    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.

    ShareLinkTask shareLinkTask = new ShareLinkTask();
    shareLinkTask.Title = "Code Samples";
    shareLinkTask.LinkUri = new Uri("", UriKind.Absolute);
    shareLinkTask.Message = "Here are some great code samples for Windows Phone.";