How to Use the Device Access API

This topic contains tasks and design considerations for using the Device Access API.



Design Considerations for Custom Devices

This topic describes design considerations that can help you determine whether your device needs a custom driver.

Implement the Device Access Object

This topic explains how to instantiate the device access object and use it to access a device.

Declaring the Device Capability

This topic explains how to declare the device capability GUID.

Register the device interface as restricted to privileged apps

This topic shows how to add the Restricted property that indicates that only privileged apps can access a device interface class.

Create a Windows Runtime Extension

You can create a Windows Runtime component to wrap the component that accesses your driver. You can then write a Windows Store device app for your device in C# or JavaScript.


Additional resources

Related topics

Windows Store device app Design Guide for Specialized Devices
Device Experience for Specialized Devices
Device Experience for Windows 8
Custom Driver Access Sample



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