Using the WPCentral app Uri schema

Whilst you’ll find most updates on the WPCentral app are now posted over at, it made sense to post the Uri schema details here.

For now, there are two entry points into the app for external apps/websites to use. Expect this to expand in the future but for now, they are listed below:


If you’d just like to launch WPCentral from your app for the user to experience, use the following:



await Windows.System.Launcher.LaunchUriAsync(new System.Uri("wpcentral:Home"));

Launch article

If you’d like to link directly to an article for example to show your app’s announcement, review or demonstration, use the following uri:

wpcentral:show?Article=<the article permalink used in a normal web link>

The article parameter is derived from a typical http link such as this one:, where you need to pass everything after “” as shown in the example below.


await Windows.System.Launcher.LaunchUriAsync(new System.Uri("wpcentral:show?Article=simple-calendar-v2-now-live-wp8-store"));

This could also be used if you wish to integrate the WPCentral RSS feed into your app, launching each article to be viewed within the optimum Windows Phone experience.

I will be expanding the Uri schema further to include forum links, searches and accepting the full web link into the article endpoint at a future date, and will update this post accordingly.

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