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Add our app instated of Skype inside of native people app.

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  • Hi All,

    I am windows 8.1 store app developer in c#. I am developing a SMS related app using c#. I want to add my app instated of Skype inside the people app  if user should use my app.How can I do that? Is it possible or not please give me a proper suggestion.Please follow the give step bellow

    Please start the people app for Windows 8.0 or windows 8.1. 
    Then select a contact and press the "Send message (SMS)" than skype is open automatically. Actually we want to open our app instated of Skype.Is it possible?

    ThanQ

    Ganesh 

    Monday, July 7, 2014 1:12 PM

Answers

  • You can't just replace Skype, but take a look at Handling Contact Actions to add your own contact behaviors.
    • Marked as answer by Ganesh_CN Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:22 AM
    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 6:31 AM
    Owner
  • Hi Rob,

    I have resolve it from our end simply add 

    <Extension Category="windows.protocol">
              <Protocol Name="sms"/>
            </Extension> 

    this xml in app package manifest.

    /Ganesh

    • Marked as answer by Ganesh_CN Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:21 AM
    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:21 AM

All replies

  • You can't just replace Skype, but take a look at Handling Contact Actions to add your own contact behaviors.
    • Marked as answer by Ganesh_CN Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:22 AM
    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 6:31 AM
    Owner
  • Hi Rob,

    ThanQ for your valuable reply. I have follow your suggestion but its working only for call and map but SMS functionality not working.When I tap over SMS custom app is not showing.Screen shoot is given bellow 

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 7:03 AM
  • Hi Rob,

    Could you please provide me the another solution regarding the same.It is very important for me.

    /Ganesh

    Saturday, July 12, 2014 5:41 AM
  • There isn't another solution. The People app isn't generically extendable, but it uses the contact actions so you can use those to allow calls, maps, or messaging.

    --Rob

    • Proposed as answer by Dave SmitsMVP Tuesday, July 15, 2014 5:51 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by Ganesh_CN Tuesday, July 15, 2014 6:35 AM
    Monday, July 14, 2014 7:17 PM
    Owner
  • Hi Rob,

    ThanQ for your valuable reply. My concern is that calls and maps is not important for me but messaging is  important which is not work for your proposed dummy app.

    /Ganesh 

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 6:35 AM
  • Hi Rob,

    I have resolve it from our end simply add 

    <Extension Category="windows.protocol">
              <Protocol Name="sms"/>
            </Extension> 

    this xml in app package manifest.

    /Ganesh

    • Marked as answer by Ganesh_CN Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:21 AM
    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:21 AM