#491 – Displaying a Hyperlink

In WPF, you can display a hyperlink that the user can click on by combining a TextBlock control with a Hyperlink element.  (System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock and System.Windows.Documents.Hyperlink).

In the example below, the TextBlock contains some text on either side of the Hyperlink.  The text that should be underlined, and can be clicked on to navigate to a particular URI, is located within the Hyperlink element.

    <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Center">Click to see some great
        <Hyperlink NavigateUri="http://www.worldbeardchampionships.com/" RequestNavigate="Hyperlink_RequestNavigate">
            beards and moustaches
        </Hyperlink>!  (Wow).

To actually browse to a web page when the user clicks on the link, you’ll need to handle the RequestNavigate event.

        private void Hyperlink_RequestNavigate(object sender, RequestNavigateEventArgs e)
            Process.Start(new ProcessStartInfo(e.Uri.AbsoluteUri));
            e.Handled = true;


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One Response to #491 – Displaying a Hyperlink

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