Key specifies a unique key for the DeviceElement.


  • This element does not appear in the Properties pane of Windows System Image Manager (Windows SIM) until you add DeviceElement to the answer file.

  • The value for Key is added to the answer file as an attribute of DeviceElement. The attribute wcm:keyValue is used to identify each unique device. For example, you can specify three different IP addresses by using the Key values of MyKey1, MyKey2, and MyKey3.



Specifies a unique key for the DeviceElement. Key is a string.

This string type does not support empty elements. Do not create an empty value for this setting.

Valid Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-TabletPC-Platform-Input-Core| LinearityData| DeviceElement | Key

Applies To

For a list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-TabletPC-Platform-Input-Core.

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to configure Key.

   <IpAddress wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="MyKey">MyValue</IpAddress>