What's New in HID
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What's New in HID

This topic summarizes the new features and improvements for Human Interface Devices (HID) in Windows 10.


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 updated to include some new topics. And also, existing content has been revised where relevant, to show improved HID support in Windows 10. Here are some of the new, and updated topics:

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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.

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Design Guide
HID Over I2C



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