This sample demonstrates how to detect all connected input devices and query various capabilities and attributes of those devices.

Note  This sample was created using one of the universal app templates available in Visual Studio. It shows how its solution is structured so it can run on both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. For more info about how to build apps that target Windows and Windows Phone with Visual Studio, see Build apps that target Windows and Windows Phone 8.1 by using Visual Studio.

This sample is available in JavaScript, C#, and C++.

Specifically, this sample covers using the Windows Runtime Windows.Devices.Input APIs to:

To obtain an evaluation copy of Windows 8.1, go to Windows 8.1.

To obtain an evaluation copy of Microsoft Visual Studio 2013, go to Visual Studio 2013.

Note  For Windows 8.1 app samples, download the Windows 8.1 app samples pack. The samples in the Windows 8.1 app samples pack will build and run only on Visual Studio 2013.

Related topics

Getting started with apps
Quickstart: Identifying input devices (JavaScript)
Quickstart: Identifying input devices (VB/C#/C++)
Responding to user interaction (JavaScript)
Responding to user interaction (VB/C#/C++)
Reference
Windows.Devices.Input

Operating system requirements

Client
Windows 8.1
Server
Windows Server 2012 R2
Phone
Windows Phone 8.1

Build the sample

  1. Start Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 and select File > Open > Project/Solution.
  2. Go to the directory to which you unzipped the sample. Then go to the subdirectory named for the sample and double-click the Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 Solution (.sln) file.
  3. Follow the steps for the version of the sample you want:
    • To build the Windows version of the sample:

      1. Select DeviceCaps.Windows in Solution Explorer.
      2. Press Ctrl+Shift+B, or use Build > Build Solution, or use Build > Build DeviceCaps.Windows.
    • To build the Windows Phone version of the sample:

      1. Select DeviceCaps.WindowsPhone in Solution Explorer.
      2. Press Ctrl+Shift+B or use Build > Build Solution or use Build > Build DeviceCaps.WindowsPhone.

Run the sample

The next steps depend on whether you just want to deploy the sample or you want to both deploy and run it.

Deploying the sample

Deploying and running the sample