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MediaHistory Class

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

The MediaHistory class contains information about media items that are newly acquired, recently played, or currently playing.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace:  Microsoft.Devices
Assembly:  Microsoft.Phone (in Microsoft.Phone.dll)


Public NotInheritable Class MediaHistory
public sealed class MediaHistory

The MediaHistory type exposes the following members.


  Name Description
NowPlaying Gets the most recent MediaHistoryItem in the media history, or sets the supplied MediaHistoryItem into the Now Playing section of the Music + Videos Hub.



  Name Description
Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
WriteAcquiredItem Adds a MediaHistoryItem that an application recently acquired for the user.
WriteRecentPlay Adds a MediaHistoryItem that an application has recently played for the user.



  Name Description
Instance Returns a singleton that represents the MediaHistory class.



When new MediaHistoryItem instances are added, the object's metadata is inserted into a list of content that is owned by the Music + Videos Hub. The images provided in the MediaHistoryItem instances are copied into the media library storage area.

For more information about the Music + Videos Hub, see How to integrate with the Music and Videos Hub for Windows Phone 8.


If you use this API in your app, you must specify the following capabilities in the app manifest. Otherwise, your app might not work correctly or it might exit unexpectedly.


Windows Phone 8


Windows Phone OS 7.1

For more info, see App capabilities and hardware requirements for Windows Phone 8.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0


Windows Phone

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also


Microsoft.Devices Namespace