Windows SideShow gadgets use the ISideShowCapabilities interface in two different ways. First, distinct instances of this interface represent distinct devices on which content from this gadget appears. Second, the single method of this interface, GetCapability, can be called to determine a specific capability of the device with which that instance of the interface is associated. This method may be called repeatedly to determine different characteristics.





Provides a generic mechanism for querying for information about a specific device characteristic.


This interface and its GetCapability method are useful when you design a Windows SideShow gadget to customize its content on a device-by-device basis, based on the unique capabilities of each device.

A basic set of public capability identifiers is provided, but Windows SideShow gadgets can be written to understand additional capability identifiers as defined by device providers.

See Also


GetContent Method
GetDeviceCapabilities Method
ApplicationEvent Method
DeviceAdded Method
DeviceRemoved Method
Platform-Implemented Interfaces