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Share Both Text and File

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  • In metro apps, is it possible to share a file (or attachment), with email subject(or title) and/or email body? (If possible, how?) Thanks.
    Monday, June 17, 2013 9:45 PM

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  • Sharing doesn't imply e-mail. The user may choose to share the data to any available target. This could be email, a social network, a scrapbook app, etc.

    The different data formats provided are supposed to be different views of the same data, not different data. How exactly a share target interprets the shared data is up to it, but typically they will use the most relevant format for the target.

    See Choosing data formats for sharing .

    --Rob

    Monday, June 17, 2013 10:09 PM
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  • So, is it possible to offer the Mail app (or any other app invoked during share) both an attachment and text?
    Monday, June 17, 2013 10:27 PM
  • You can provide the same data in multiple types: files, pictures, text, etc. The share target will generally pick one of those.

    Additionally, you can include a description.

    --Rob

    Monday, June 17, 2013 11:31 PM
    Owner