WPD API sample

Demonstrates the following using the WPD API:

  • Enumerate portable devices
  • Enumerate content on a portable device
  • Query the capabilities of a portable device
  • Read/Write properties for content on a portable device
  • Transfer content on/off a portable device
  • Register/Unregister for portable device events

Suppported operating systems:

Windows Vista Windows 7

Sample language implementations



  • CommonFunctions.h
  • ContentEnumeration.cpp
  • ContentProperties.cpp
  • ContentTransfer.cpp
  • DeviceCapabilities.cpp
  • DeviceEnumeration.cpp
  • DeviceEvents.cpp
  • README.md
  • stdafx.cpp
  • stdafx.h
  • WpdApiSample.cpp
  • WpdApiSample.sln
  • WpdApiSample.vcproj

To build the sample using the command prompt

Note that this sample uses ATL. This means you must install Microsoft Visual Studio to compile this sample.

  1. Open the Command Prompt window and navigate to the WpdApiSample\cpp directory.
  2. Type msbuild WpdApiSample.sln.

To build the sample using Visual Studio (preferred method)

  1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the WpdApiSample\cpp directory.
  2. Double-click the icon for the WpdApiSample.sln file to open the file in Visual Studio.
  3. In the Build menu, select Build Solution. The application will be built in the default Debug or Release directory.

To run the sample

Note that this sample requires the Microsoft.VC90.CRT and Microsoft.VC90.ATL redistributables from Microsoft Visual Studio.

  1. Connect a portable device.
  2. Navigate to the directory that contains the new executable, using the command prompt or Windows Explorer.
  3. Type WpdApiSample.exe at the command line, or double-click the icon for WpdApiSample.exe to launch it from Windows Explorer.