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How to pass strings between pages on Windows Phone

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This article shows how to pass parameters during page navigation on Windows Phone.


NavigationService enables to download content within the context of browser style navigation. There are 2 ways to navigate content:

  1. To navigate the content we need to use Navigate() method of NavigationService and passing the object to it.
    • NavigationService.Navigate(Object)
    • NavigationService.Navigate(Object, Object)
  2. To navigate the content between pages we can use another overload of Navigate() method which takes a uniform resource identifier (URI) as one of the parameters and send the object to this URI:
    • NavigationService.Navigate(Uri)
    • NavigationService.Navigate(Uri, Object)
    • NavigationService.Navigate(Uri, Object, Boolean)

When content is navigated through a URI, NavigationService will return an object that contains the content.

Code Example

Let’s see an example of how to navigate content between pages.

Consider we have 2 pages – page1, page2. On click of submit button on page1,we need to send some data to Page2.

Code for submit button on Page1

private void submit_click(Object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
NavigationService.Navigate(new Uri(/Page2.xaml?msg=+ txtName.text,Uri.Relative) );

Code for retrieving data on Page2

protected override void onNavigatedTo(System.Windows.Navigation.NavigationEventArgs e)
string msg;
if(NavigationContext.QueryString.TryGetValue(“msg”,out msg))
string name = msg;
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Created: SeemaB (25 Sep 2011)
Last edited: hamishwillee (09 Sep 2013)
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