How to: Link to Windows Phone Marketplace Content (#wp7 #deeplinking)

Posted: 2010/10/11 in Uncategorized
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How to: Link to Windows Phone Marketplace Content

Windows Phone
9/3/2010

The Zune Redirection Service allows you to create links to content that is
available through Windows Phone Marketplace. These links can be used in
emails, text messages, and applications to allow users to jump directly to a
specified product in the catalog. The Windows Phone Marketplace can be
displayed in the web browser, in the Zune client application on a desktop
computer, or the Marketplace application on the phone.

If you would like to link to Marketplace content programmatically from inside
your application, you can use MarketplaceDetailTask.

Link
Format


Links to Windows Phone Marketplace
items begin with the base URL, http://social.zune.net/redirect. Query string
parameters are required to specify a specific item and the content type of the
item. Optional parameters can be used to specify a requested client application
for displaying the item, an action to be taken by the client application, and
the source of the link. The following is an example link.

http://redirect.zune.net/redirect?type=phoneApp&id=cbd00900-0600-11db-89ca-0019b92a3933&source=MSDN
Link
Parameters


The following table lists the parameters
that can be used to create a link to an item in Windows Phone
Marketplace.

Parameter

Required

Value

type

Required

In the current release, the only supported value is “phoneApp”, indicating a
phone application.

id

Required

The Id assigned to the item by Windows Phone Marketplace

source

Optional

The source of the request. This string is only used for
reporting.

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