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ServiceDevice.GetDeviceSelector | getDeviceSelector method

Applies to Windows only

Returns an Advanced Query Syntax (AQS) string that is used to enumerate device services of the specified ServiceDeviceType. This string is passed to the FindAllAsync or CreateWatcher method.

Syntax


var string = Windows.Devices.Portable.ServiceDevice.getDeviceSelector(serviceType);

Parameters

serviceType

Type: ServiceDeviceType

The type of service to identify.

Return value

Type: String [JavaScript] | System.String [.NET] | Platform::String [C++]

The AQS string.

Remarks

To access the device services, you must declare the device service in the capabilities section of the app manifest file. For a list of the GUIDs representing the device services, see Windows.Devices.Portable.

The Enumerating Common Devices tutorial explains how to use selector strings to discover available devices.

The Portable Device Services Sample demonstrates how to access the device service once you have discovered it.

Examples of device services are the Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) device services that allow access to device status, contacts, calendar, tasks, and ringtones on a device. For more information, see MTP Device Services for Windows.

Note  Access to devices service using this API is only available to Windows Store device apps given privileged access to a device by the device manufacturer. For more information about Windows Store device apps, see Windows 8 Device Experience: Windows Store device apps.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 8

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012

Minimum supported phone

None supported

Namespace

Windows.Devices.Portable
Windows::Devices::Portable [C++]

Metadata

Windows.winmd

See also

ServiceDevice
Concepts
Windows 8 Device Experience: Windows Store device apps
Samples
Portable Device Services Sample
Tutorials
Enumerating Common Devices

 

 

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