Portable Devices COM API sample

This sample demonstrates how to use the Windows Portable Device COM API (IPortableDevice).

This sample shows you how to complete the following tasks using the WPD API:

  • Enumerate portable devices
  • Enumerate content on a portable device
  • Query the capabilities of a portable device
  • Read and write properties for content on a portable device
  • Transfer content on or off for a portable device
  • Register or unregister for portable device events

Warning This sample requires Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 or a later version (any SKU) and doesn't compile in Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows.

Note The Windows-classic-samples repo contains a variety of code samples that exercise the various programming models, platforms, features, and components available in Windows and/or Windows Server. This repo provides a Visual Studio solution (SLN) file for each sample, along with the source files, assets, resources, and metadata needed to compile and run the sample. For more info about the programming models, platforms, languages, and APIs demonstrated in these samples, check out the documentation on the Windows Dev Center. This sample is provided as-is in order to indicate or demonstrate the functionality of the programming models and feature APIs for Windows and/or Windows Server. This sample was created for Windows 8.1 and/or Windows Server 2012 R2 using Visual Studio 2013, but in many cases it will run unaltered using later versions. This sample was created for Windows 8.1 and/or Windows Server 2012 R2 using Visual Studio 2013, but in many cases it will run unaltered using later versions. Please provide feedback on this sample!

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Operating system requirements

Client

Windows 8.1

Server

Windows Server 2012 R2

Build the sample

Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the directory containing the sample. Double-click the icon for the .sln (solution) file to open the file in Visual Studio. In the Build menu, select Build Solution. The application will be built in the default \Debug or \Release directory.

Run the sample

Navigate to the directory that contains the new executable, using the command prompt. Type "WpdApiSample.exe" at the command line.

This sample works bests with a Portable Device connected to the system, such as the Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) Device Simulator.