Accessing USB using Windows.Devices.Usb in WinRT(Windows 8.1)


  • Hi,

    According to the below post , I do understand we can access USB device in Windows 8.1 using the class Windows.Devices.Usb. Similarly Is there any way to access SD card which is connected through SD port in WinRT tablet.


    Thanks In advance,


    Friday, January 24, 2014 10:37 AM


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  • What language are you using so we can direct you to an appropriate forum? And can you please explain in more detail how you want to access the SD card?

    You can access removable storage with he file API. It's not related or similar to accessing USB.

    Removable storage sample


    Friday, January 24, 2014 3:47 PM
  • Hi Rob,

    Apologize, this post would have be in  Building Windows Store apps with C++, so please move it appropriately. I would like to do basic I/O operation on SD card and USB such as Create/Read/Write/delete a file. 

    Thanks and Regards,


    Monday, January 27, 2014 12:32 PM
  • As I mentioned previously, you will access removable storage with he file API. You will not use the USB API for this. That is for lower level access to non-file devices.

    See the Removable storage sample


    Saturday, February 1, 2014 7:57 AM