Windows Sensors Platform: Sensors Categories Windows 7 handle for writing Context-Aware Applications


Hi there, that’s Daniel, writing right from Microsoft PDC.

As you know those who are on Microsoft PDC now got a nice looking like “Sensors Development Kit” and a session on “Windows 7 Sensors & Location Platform: Creating Context-Aware Applications” that Dan Polivy talked about right today, on 10:30 am @ PDC.


We defined primary set of sensors that we would like developers to focus on there, including


·         Lightaware UI


·         Location


·         Orientation


But we for sure define a bigger set of sensors here. To look for more definitions of sensors, you’ll need:


·         Install Pre-Beta Windows 7 SDK from your “The Goods” hard disk drive you’ve got as attendee,


·         Go to %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SDKs\v7.0\Include


·         Find sensors.h file


So as Dan Polivy told, we define several categories of Sensors, and here is a list of sensors from sensors.h file:


·         All


·         Location


·         Environmental


·         Motion


·         Orientation


·         Mechanical


·         Electrical


·         Biometrical


·         Light


·         Scanner


To note, this list just defines the most common known kinds of sensors, and you certainly can define your own sensors categories, too.


Thanks to Jim Travis @ PC|3 Team for pointing on this.

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