Export (0) Print
Expand All

What's New in HID

This topic summarizes the new features and improvements for Human Interface Devices (HID) in Windows 8.1.

HID WinRT API

The Windows.Devices.HumanInterfaceDevice API lets a Windows Store app access devices that support the Human Interface Device (HID) protocol.

The following short video describes an end-to-end sample solution for HID that's available for download on the MSDN samples gallery. (This solution includes a sample app created using the new HID WinRT API.)

Design Guide

The Design Guide has been rewritten to provide a more comprehensive coverage of HID support in Windows 8. This rewrite includes a new Overview, a section describing HID Clients, a section describing HID Transports, and a section describing Non-HID Legacy Devices.

HID Over I2C

The HID protocol originally targeted human interface devices like: keyboards, mice, and joysticks. It was originally developed to run over USB. For Windows 8, Microsoft created a new HID miniport driver that allows devices to communicate over an Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C bus).

Related topics

Design Guide
HID Over I2C

 

 

Send comments about this topic to Microsoft

Show:
© 2014 Microsoft