Windows store device app for specialized device


  • Hi 

    1. Is it possible not to place any kind of privilege on my specialized device, I would like to provide an api to allow any windows store application to use my device.

    Friday, February 8, 2013 2:19 AM


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  • No one can help, i can't make my device falls under the open device access model?????
    Monday, February 11, 2013 8:22 PM
  • Hi Cicciolina,

    It is not possible to create a public API for your custom device. Only your own Device App will be able to communicate with it.


    Tuesday, February 12, 2013 1:11 AM
  • Thanks Rob

    If that is the case.... Why did Microsoft place such restriction on specialized device?  If I make a device, is very obvious that I want to provide a public API for third parties to use it.  I would like to take advantage of the windows store app looks and feels.

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013 7:07 PM
  • Hi Cicciolina,

    Can you describe the workflow of your app in a little more detail? You could potentially expose your data via a share contract that would allow your app to proxy communication to the device in a similar fashion to how print currently works?


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    Wednesday, February 13, 2013 11:59 PM
  • Hi Lewis

    Thanks for your time.

    1. I guess the bottom line is, I have a device with a custom device driver and of course an interface to access the custom driver via device access api.  At the current state my app is working  fine.  I have granted my application access in the device metadata authoring wizard.  So how can I allow other applications to access my device since I don't know their package name up front.  

    2. Is it possible for me follow the printer model or it is a microsoft internal only?

    3. I will take a look the share contract.

    Best Regards

    Saturday, February 16, 2013 11:35 PM
  • Your device driver is accessible from a Windows Device App only through the Specialized Devices model.

    Best Wishes - Eric 

    Thursday, March 14, 2013 8:42 AM