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Q&A #22 – What are Choosers in Windows Phone?


What are Choosers in Windows Phone?

Launchers are API in Windows Phone that allows the users to perform some common task like Launchers.

The difference between a Launcher and a Chooser is that Launchers do not return any data back to your App whereas the chooser returns data back to your app.

Example of a choosers is opening the list of Phone Contacts and selecting one and getting it back to the App.

Some of the Choosers include

  • CameraCaptureTask
  • EmailAddressChooserTask
  • PhotoChooserTask
  • SavePhoneNumberTask
  • AddressChooserTask
  • SaveContactTask
  • PhoneNumberChooserTask
  • SaveEmailAddressTask
  • GameInviteTask
Senthil Kumar B
Senthil Kumar is a former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He is a Co-Author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using JavaScript and CSS" for Apress Publication. He is a technical presenter, blogger, mentor and a Geek.  Senthil is a regular speaker is various local user groups. He has presented at conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) & Microsoft DevCamps. You can reach out to him via his Twitter handle @isenthil.