Written by Altınok Darıcı on 26 - Nov - 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 Share Contract

There are two main point which are “Share Source” and “Share Target”. Many apps are share source (photos, contacts, office, onedrive etc.) but only few apps are share target ( facebook, onedrive, onenote, facebook messanger etc.).

“Share Source”: using this contract your app tells to Windows to share data with other application.

“Share Target”: using this contract your app can be receive data from another app.

There several built-in apps in Windows for Share Source and Share Target.

Built-In Sources Built-In Targets
Single Photo Viewer (Photos) Email (text/URI/files)
IE (Web pages) Messaging (text/URI)
Xbox Music (Music/video URI) Tap+Send (URI/files)
Office (Documents) Bluetooth (files)
Contacts (vcard file) OneNote (text/URI/pictures)
Rooms (files)


Share Contract UX

Share Contract UX

Reference: http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Building-Apps-for-Windows-Phone-8-1/10

Implementing Share Source

Implementing Share Target

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