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Windows® Phone 8 Unleashed by Daniel Vaughan

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Hyperlink Button

The HyperlinkButton allows you to embed hypertext links in a page.

As previously stated, all UIElements have a Tap event, which can be used to perform navigation within an event handler. Performing navigation in this manner, however, can be cumbersome, and the HyperlinkButton provides an easier way to navigate to pages within your app without having to subscribe to an event or use an ICommand.

The HyperlinkButton includes a NavigateUri property. When a user presses the HyperlinkButton, the button takes care of performing the navigation.

The default appearance of the HyperlinkButton does not resemble a button at all. In fact, the default style of a HyperlinkButton is underlined text, not unlike an HTML hyperlink.

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