Important  The Native 802.11 Wireless LAN interface is deprecated in Windows 10 and later. Please use the WLAN Device Driver Interface (WDI) instead. For more information about WDI, see WLAN Universal Windows driver model.

The DOT11_EXT_UI_DISPLAY_INFO_TYPE enumeration defines the types of items that the Native 802.11 IHV UI Extensions DLL adds to the Security tab of the Network Configuration UI.


typedef enum _DOT11_EXT_UI_DISPLAY_INFO_TYPE { 



Specifies an IEEE 802.1X-based encryption method. For Windows Vista, the Network Configuration UI adds items of this type to the Encryption list that is displayed on the Security tab.


For Windows Vista, the Native 802.11 IHV UI Extensions DLL can add items to the Encryption list, through which the end user can select a proprietary encryption method. The DLL can add these encryption methods for the following:

  • Standard security types, such as Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) or Robust Security Network Association (RSNA)/WPA2, which are supported by the operating system.

  • Proprietary 802.1X-based security types that are supported by the Native 802.11 IHV Extensions DLL. In this situation, the Native 802.11 IHV UI Extensions DLL adds its items to the Security type list on the Security tab. For more information about this, see Extending Microsoft 802.1X Security Settings.

The Native 802.11 IHV UI Extensions DLL extends the Security tab's property page through one or more IDot11ExtUIProperty COM Interface. The operating system queries the list of items to be added to the Encryption list through the IDot11ExtUIProperty::Dot11ExtUIPropertyGetDisplayInfo method of the property page extension.

Each encryption method selected from the Encryption list must be an IEEE 802.1X-based algorithm that is supported by the Native 802.11 IHV Extensions DLL. For more information about how this DLL interfaces the Microsoft 802.1X module for proprietary security and encryption methods, see Interface to the Native 802.11 802.1X Module.

For more information about the Network Configuration UI and other Native 802.11 components, see Native 802.11 Software Architecture.



Available in Windows Vista and later versions of the Windows operating systems.



See also

IDot11ExtUIProperty COM Interface



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