Code to Share Status or Links on Social Media sites in Windows Phone

While creating application for Windows Phone you may come across requirement to share certain message from your application on social media sites configured on user device. You can do it using ShareStaus Task. ShareStausTask class is defined as below. It is inherited from ShareTaskBase class.



ShareStatus Task Launcher allows an application to launch a dialog that allows user to share status message on social network site.

A status message can be shared as below,

ShareStatusTask shareStatusTask = new ShareStatusTask();
shareStatusTask.Status = "Hey I am Shared By DebugMode";

You may come across other scenario where you may need to share HyperLink across Social Media sites from your application. You can do that using launcher ShareLinkTask.

ShareLinkTask class is defined as below,


ShareLink Task Launcher allows an application to launch a dialog that allows user to share links on social network site.

A link can be shared as below,

ShareLinkTask shareLinkTask = new ShareLinkTask();
shareLinkTask.Title = "DebugMode";
shareLinkTask.LinkUri = new Uri("", UriKind.Absolute);
shareLinkTask.Message = "Post of DebugMode.";

These launchers will be launched only if user has configured social media sites on their device. I hope this post is useful. Thanks for reading.

How to launch Call Task from Secondary Tile in Windows Phone 7

Recently I got a mail from one of the reader. She asked; How could be launch Call Task from Secondary Tile? In this post I am going to show the way to do that. Before you go ahead with this post, I strongly recommend reading below three posts for more on Live Tiles and Call Task.

Video on How to work with Live Tiles in Windows Phone 7

Live Tiles in Windows Phone 7.5 or Mango phone

Code to make call in Windows Phone 7

Delete Secondary Tiles in Windows Phone 7.5 or Mango Phone

Idea of launching Call Task from Secondary Tiles is very simple.

  1. On clicking of Secondary Tile user will get navigated to a blank page. Let us call that page as Page1.XAML
  2. On NavigatedTo method of the Page1.Xaml, we will instantiate Call Task and show call panel to user.

Let us create Secondary Tile on MainPage.Xaml. I have put a button on MainPage and on click event of the button Secondary Tile will get created.

private void btnCreateSecondaryTiles_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)

var newTile = new StandardTileData()
Title = "Blogs Update",
BackgroundImage = new Uri("background.png", UriKind.Relative),
Count = 42,
var uri = "/Page1.xaml?state=Live Tile";
ShellTile.Create(new Uri(uri, UriKind.Relative), newTile);


If you notice in above code, I have set navigation to Page1.Xaml. Now on onNavigatedTo() method we need to write code to launch Call Task.

protected override void OnNavigatedTo(System.Windows.Navigation.NavigationEventArgs e)
PhoneCallTask callTask = new PhoneCallTask();
callTask.PhoneNumber = "999999";
callTask.DisplayName = "debugMode";



On running you should be getting below output


I hope this post was useful. Thanks for reading.