Contacts.SearchCompleted Event

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Occurs when a search for contacts completes.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Phone.UserData
Assembly:  Microsoft.Phone (in Microsoft.Phone.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: Not mapped to an xmlns.


Public Event SearchCompleted As EventHandler(Of ContactsSearchEventArgs)
public event EventHandler<ContactsSearchEventArgs> SearchCompleted
<object SearchCompleted="EventHandler<ContactsSearchEventArgs>" .../>


To associate this event with a method that will handle the event, create a delegate and add an instance of the delegate to the event. The event handler is called whenever this event occurs, unless you remove the delegate.

For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.


The following example assumes that you have a Windows Phone application that has a page with a button named SearchContacts. The code assumes that you have a databound list box named ContactResultsData. For the full example, including the XAML, see How to access contact data for Windows Phone 8.

using System;
using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Controls;
using System.Windows.Input;
using Microsoft.Phone.Controls;
using Microsoft.Phone.UserData;

namespace ContactsAndCalendarTestApp
    public partial class ContactsPage : PhoneApplicationPage
        // Constructor
        public ContactsPage()

        private void SearchContacts_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
            ContactResultsData.DataContext = null;

            Contacts cons = new Contacts();

            cons.SearchCompleted += new EventHandler<ContactsSearchEventArgs>(Contacts_SearchCompleted);

            cons.SearchAsync(“A”, FilterKind.DisplayName, "Contacts Test #1");

        void Contacts_SearchCompleted(object sender, ContactsSearchEventArgs e)

                //Bind the results to the list box that displays them in the UI.
                ContactResultsData.DataContext = e.Results;
            catch (System.Exception)
                //That's okay, no results.
Imports Microsoft.Phone.UserData

Partial Public Class ContactsPage
    Inherits PhoneApplicationPage

    Public Sub New()
    End Sub

    Private Sub SearchContacts_Click(sender As System.Object, e As System.Windows.RoutedEventArgs)

        ContactResultsData.DataContext = Nothing
        Dim cons As Contacts = New Contacts()

        AddHandler cons.SearchCompleted, AddressOf Contacts_SearchCompleted

        cons.SearchAsync("A", FilterKind.DisplayName, "Contacts Test #1")
    End Sub

    Private Sub Contacts_SearchCompleted(sender As Object, e As ContactsSearchEventArgs)

            'Bind the results to the list box that displays them in the UI.
            ContactResultsData.DataContext = e.Results

        Catch ex As System.Exception

            'That's okay, no results.
        End Try
    End Sub
End Class

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1


Windows Phone

See Also


Contacts Class

Microsoft.Phone.UserData Namespace

Other Resources

Contacts and Calendar for Windows Phone 8

How to access contact data for Windows Phone 8