C# – Example using Hyperlink in WPF

c++hyperlinkwpfxaml

I've seen several suggestions, that you can add hyperlink to WPF application through Hyperlink control.

Here's how I'm trying to use it in my code:

<Window
        xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
        xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
        xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008" 
        xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006" 
        mc:Ignorable="d" 
        x:Class="BookmarkWizV2.InfoPanels.Windows.UrlProperties"
        Title="UrlProperties" Height="754" Width="576">
    <Grid>
        <Grid.RowDefinitions>
            <RowDefinition></RowDefinition>
            <RowDefinition Height="40"/>
        </Grid.RowDefinitions>
        <Grid>
            <ScrollViewer ScrollViewer.VerticalScrollBarVisibility="Auto" Grid.RowSpan="2">
                <StackPanel >
                    <DockPanel LastChildFill="True" Margin="0,5">
                        <TextBlock Text="Url:" Margin="5" 
                            DockPanel.Dock="Left" VerticalAlignment="Center"/>
                        <TextBox Width="Auto">
                            <Hyperlink NavigateUri="http://www.google.co.in">
                                    Click here
                            </Hyperlink>   
                        </TextBox>                      
                    </DockPanel >
                </StackPanel>
            </ScrollViewer>        
        </Grid>
        <StackPanel HorizontalAlignment="Right" Orientation="Horizontal" Margin="0,7,2,7" Grid.Row="1" >
            <Button Margin="0,0,10,0">
                <TextBlock Text="Accept" Margin="15,3" />
            </Button>
            <Button Margin="0,0,10,0">
                <TextBlock Text="Cancel" Margin="15,3" />
            </Button>
        </StackPanel>
    </Grid>
</Window>

I'm getting following error:

Property 'Text' does not support values of type 'Hyperlink'.

What am I doing wrong?

Best Solution

If you want your application to open the link in a web browser you need to add a HyperLink with the RequestNavigate event set to a function that programmatically opens a web-browser with the address as a parameter.

<TextBlock>           
    <Hyperlink NavigateUri="http://www.google.com" RequestNavigate="Hyperlink_RequestNavigate">
        Click here
    </Hyperlink>
</TextBlock>

In the code-behind you would need to add something similar to this to handle the RequestNavigate event:

private void Hyperlink_RequestNavigate(object sender, RequestNavigateEventArgs e)
{
    // for .NET Core you need to add UseShellExecute = true
    // see https://docs.microsoft.com/dotnet/api/system.diagnostics.processstartinfo.useshellexecute#property-value
    Process.Start(new ProcessStartInfo(e.Uri.AbsoluteUri));
    e.Handled = true;
}

In addition you will also need the following imports:

using System.Diagnostics;
using System.Windows.Navigation;

It will look like this in your application:

oO

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