How can I view the raw tag contents?

In NFC interactor for Windows Phone, go to the “tag reader” page and tag a tag to read its NDEF message.

Now, tap and hold the parsed message on the screen. After a moment, the context menu will appear, which allows viewing the raw message contents. Tap this option and the NDEF message will be shown as a hex string.

NFC interactor - Raw Hex ViewWindows Phone only supports reading the NDEF message; it does not allow apps to read outside of the message area (= the rest of the tag memory area).

By Andreas Jakl

Andreas Jakl is working as Mobility Evangelist at Tieto, to bring the business partner’s vision for mobile app strategies to life. In addition, he is organizing the Mobile Developer After-Work event series together with the mobility.builders community, where expert developers share their knowledge with plenty of time for networking. As Microsoft MVP for Windows Platform Development (Most Valuable Professional), he is also running developer trainings and workshops.