[C#] Example using Hyperlink in WPF



Answers

In addition to Fuji's response, we can make the handler reusable turning it into an attached property:

public static class HyperlinkExtensions
{
    public static bool GetIsExternal(DependencyObject obj)
    {
        return (bool)obj.GetValue(IsExternalProperty);
    }

    public static void SetIsExternal(DependencyObject obj, bool value)
    {
        obj.SetValue(IsExternalProperty, value);
    }
    public static readonly DependencyProperty IsExternalProperty =
        DependencyProperty.RegisterAttached("IsExternal", typeof(bool), typeof(HyperlinkExtensions), new UIPropertyMetadata(false, OnIsExternalChanged));

    private static void OnIsExternalChanged(object sender, DependencyPropertyChangedEventArgs args)
    {
        var hyperlink = sender as Hyperlink;

        if ((bool)args.NewValue)
            hyperlink.RequestNavigate += Hyperlink_RequestNavigate;
        else
            hyperlink.RequestNavigate -= Hyperlink_RequestNavigate;
    }

    private static void Hyperlink_RequestNavigate(object sender, System.Windows.Navigation.RequestNavigateEventArgs e)
    {
        Process.Start(new ProcessStartInfo(e.Uri.AbsoluteUri));
        e.Handled = true;
    }
}

And use it like this:

<TextBlock>
<Hyperlink NavigateUri="http://stackoverflow.com" custom::HyperlinkExtensions.IsExternal="true">
       Click here
    </Hyperlink>
 </TextBlock>
Question

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?




If you want to localize string later, then those answers aren't enough, I would suggest something like:

<TextBlock>
    <Hyperlink NavigateUri="http://labsii.com/">
       <Hyperlink.Inlines>
            <Run Text="Click here"/>
       </Hyperlink.Inlines>
   </Hyperlink>
</TextBlock>



Hope this help someone as well.

using System.Diagnostics;
using System.Windows.Documents;

namespace Helpers.Controls
{
    public class HyperlinkEx : Hyperlink
    {
        protected override void OnClick()
        {
            base.OnClick();

            Process p = new Process()
            {
                StartInfo = new ProcessStartInfo()
                {
                    FileName = this.NavigateUri.AbsoluteUri
                }
            };
            p.Start();
        }
    }
}



Note too that Hyperlink does not have to be used for navigation. You can connect it to a command.

For example:

<TextBlock>
  <Hyperlink Command="{Binding ClearCommand}">Clear</Hyperlink>
</TextBlock>



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