Windows 7 Device Implementation Guidelines for Picture and Video Import

The Guidelines for Picture and Video Import in Windows 7 white paper provides information about the picture and video import feature in Windows 7. The white paper includes guidelines for OEMs designing digital cameras and camera-equipped portable devices compatible with and optimized for Windows 7. The following screenshot shows a Device Stage experience for a…

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The MTP Device Simulator

The Media Transfer Protocol Device Simulator (MTP Simulator) is a fully-featured, self-contained device simulator that emulates an MTP device. Its primary purpose is to enable developers to exercise expected behavior based on the MTP specification by returning appropriate MTP response packets and generating MTP events. The tool’s graphical user interface (GUI) enables easy configuration of…

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Windows 7 Portable Device Development Kits

There are several different resources made available to portable device manufacturers to assist in device firmware and driver development, and to application developers wishing to create applications that interact with these portable devices. These resources are provided and maintained by members of the Windows Portable Devices team. This post provides a description for the following…

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Introducing WPD Automation

In Windows 7, we introduced WPD Automation, which is a layer above the WPD API that exposes access to common WPD functionality through IDispatch. This post introduces this new component, and describes what you can and cannot do with WPD Automation, and how you, the developer, can access it from ActiveX and Device Stage™. What…

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New Features for Windows 7

In Windows 7 we introduced several new features that improve how users discover and use devices connected to their PC. These new features simplify how device manufacturers present their devices, applications, and services in Windows. This behavior is exposed in the new Device Stage™ experience (see Better Device Management here). In the Windows Portable Device…

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