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Required Manifest Capabilities

Updated: April 21, 2014

Published: April 23, 2014

Capabilities must be included in the manifest of the advertising-enabled app.

The required capabilities are different depending on the targeted platform. Choose the capabilities for the platform you are targeting.

These are the capabilities required for the Advertising SDK.

System_CLiX_important Important

Your app may require more capabilities unrelated to the Advertising SDK. If you uncheck or remove capabilities not listed here your app may not function.

XAML Apps Targeting Windows Phone 8.1

Capabilities are found in the Package.appxmanifest file.

The following capability must be included in the manifest of the advertising-enabled app.

  • Internet (Client & Server)

When building an app from a template in Visual Studio 2013, this capability is checked by default.

Silverlight Apps Targeting Windows Phone 8.1

Capabilities are found in two files, the Package.appxmanifest file and the WMAppManifest.xml file.

The following capability must be included in the Package.appxmanifest file of the advertising-enabled app.

  • Internet (Client & Server)

The following ID_CAP capabilities must be included in the WMAppManifest.xml file of the advertising-enabled app.

  • ID_CAP_IDENTITY_USER

  • ID_CAP_MEDIALIB_PHOTO

  • ID_CAP_NETWORKING

  • ID_CAP_PHONEDIALER

  • ID_CAP_WEBBROWSERCOMPONENT

Apps Targeting Windows Phone 8.0

The following ID_CAP capabilities must be included in the manifest of the advertising-enabled app.

  • ID_CAP_IDENTITY_USER

  • ID_CAP_MEDIALIB_PHOTO

  • ID_CAP_NETWORKING

  • ID_CAP_PHONEDIALER

  • ID_CAP_WEBBROWSERCOMPONENT

Apps Targeting Windows Phone 7

The following ID_CAP capabilities must be included in the manifest of the advertising-enabled app.

Silverlight Apps

  • ID_CAP_IDENTITY_USER

  • ID_CAP_MEDIALIB

  • ID_CAP_NETWORKING

  • ID_CAP_PHONEDIALER

  • ID_CAP_WEBBROWSERCOMPONENT

XNA Apps

  • ID_CAP_IDENTITY_USER

  • ID_CAP_NETWORKING

  • ID_CAP_PHONEDIALER

Hybrid Apps

If your Hybrid app uses only the AdComponent class, you need to include the following capabilities.

  • ID_CAP_IDENTITY_USER

  • ID_CAP_NETWORKING

  • ID_CAP_PHONEDIALER

If your Hybrid app uses only the AdControl class or uses both the AdControl and AdComponent, you need to include the following capabilities.

  • ID_CAP_IDENTITY_USER

  • ID_CAP_NETWORKING

  • ID_CAP_PHONEDIALER

  • ID_CAP_MEDIALIB

  • ID_CAP_WEBBROWSERCOMPONENT

Description of Selected Capabilities and Features

ID_CAP

Feature

ID_CAP_PHONEDIALER

This capability is required to support “click-to-call” features in ads or on click-through web pages.

ID_CAP_IDENTITY_USER

This capability is detected by the Windows Marketplace Test Kit and is required for the Windows Phone Marketplace. The capability is not used by versions 5.2 or later of the Advertising SDK.

ID_CAP_MEDIALIB

This capability is required for ad products that allow users to save an offer coupon to the phone’s media library for later use.

Support and Feedback

Get product support or report a bug in the product by visiting the Windows Phone Dev Center support page (scroll down to the section "Microsoft Advertising support").

Send feedback about this documentation to adsfdbk@microsoft.com. There is no product support through this alias. Documentation feedback only.

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