GeoPositionAccuracy Enumeration

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Defines the levels of accuracy that can be configured for the location service by using the GeoCoordinateWatcher constructor.

Namespace:  System.Device.Location
Assembly:  System.Device (in System.Device.dll)

public enum GeoPositionAccuracy
<object property="enumerationValue" .../>

Member nameDescription
DefaultOptimize for power, performance, and other cost considerations.
HighDeliver the most accurate report possible. This includes using services that might charge money, or consuming higher levels of battery power or connection bandwidth.

The requested accuracy can be specified in the constructor for GeoCoordinateWatcher. If not specified, the GeoCoordinateWatcher is created with an accuracy level of Default. An accuracy level of High may degrade system performance and should be used only when necessary.


If you use this API in your app, you must specify the following capabilities in the app manifest. Otherwise, your app might not work correctly or it might exit unexpectedly.


Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone OS 7.1


Windows Phone 8

For more info, see App capabilities and hardware requirements for Windows Phone 8.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

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