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Contact cards sample

Shows how to display contact cards using methods of the ContactManager class.

Note: This sample is part of a large collection of UWP feature samples. If you are unfamiliar with Git and GitHub, you can download the entire collection as a ZIP file, but be sure to unzip everything to access shared dependencies. For more info on working with the ZIP file, the samples collection, and GitHub, see Get the UWP samples from GitHub. For more samples, see the Samples portal on the Windows Dev Center.

This sample has three scenarios.

  • Show mini contact card

    Mini contact cards appear as a pop-up window inside the app. Apps provide an anchor rectangle around which the mini card will be displayed and can provide a suggested position of the mini contact card relative to the anchor rectangle. The ShowContactCard method displays a mini contact card.

  • Show mini contact card with delay loaded-data

    Display the mini contact card immediately while the app obtains additional information about the contact in the background. The card is updated when the additional information is available. The ShowDelayLoadedContactCard method displays a delay loaded mini contact card.

  • Show full contact card

    Full contact cards appear as a separate window. The ShowFullContactCard method displays a full contact card.

Not all devices support mini contact cards. The samples also demonstrate how to detect support for mini contact cards.

Note The Universal Windows app samples require Visual Studio 2017 to build and Windows 10 to execute.

To obtain information about Windows 10 development, go to the Windows Dev Center

To obtain information about Microsoft Visual Studio and the tools for developing Windows apps, go to Visual Studio

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System requirements

  • Windows 10

Build the sample

  1. If you download the samples ZIP, be sure to unzip the entire archive, not just the folder with the sample you want to build.
  2. Start Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 and select File > Open > Project/Solution.
  3. Starting in the folder where you unzipped the samples, go to the Samples subfolder, then the subfolder for this specific sample, then the subfolder for your preferred language (C++, C#, or JavaScript). Double-click the Visual Studio Solution (.sln) file.
  4. Press Ctrl+Shift+B, or select Build > Build Solution.

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