_WINBIO_SENSOR_ATTRIBUTES structure

The IOCTL_BIOMETRIC_GET_ATTRIBUTES structure returns the WINBIO_SENSOR_ATTRIBUTES structure as output.

Syntax

typedef struct _WINBIO_SENSOR_ATTRIBUTES {
  DWORD                           PayloadSize;
  HRESULT                         WinBioHresult;
  WINBIO_VERSION                  WinBioVersion;
  WINBIO_BIOMETRIC_TYPE           SensorType;
  WINBIO_BIOMETRIC_SENSOR_SUBTYPE SensorSubType;
  WINBIO_CAPABILITIES             Capabilities;
  WINBIO_STRING                   ManufacturerName;
  WINBIO_STRING                   ModelName;
  WINBIO_STRING                   SerialNumber;
  WINBIO_VERSION                  FirmwareVersion;
  DWORD                           SupportedFormatEntries;
  WINBIO_REGISTERED_FORMAT        SupportedFormat[1];
} WINBIO_SENSOR_ATTRIBUTES, *PWINBIO_SENSOR_ATTRIBUTES;

Members

Capabilities

A WINBIO_CAPABILITIES subtype, which indicates which capabilities are supported by the device.

WINBIO_CAPABILITIES can contain the values in the following table.

Biometric capability value Description
WINBIO_CAPABILITY_SENSOR The device can collect biometric data.
WINBIO_CAPABILITY_MATCHING The device can perform match operations.
WINBIO_CAPABILITY_STORAGE The device can store biometric templates.
WINBIO_CAPABILITY_SECURE_STORAGE The device can store secure data that is associated with a template. The secure data is only released with a positive match. The device must support at least the SHA-1 algorithm for secure hash computation to be used to store templates in the system pool.
WINBIO_CAPABILITY_PROCESSING The device can process samples and turn them into biometric templates.
WINBIO_CAPABILITY_ENCRYPTION The device supports encryption of samples and templates.
WINBIO_CAPABILITY_SIGNING The device can sign captured data.
WINBIO_CAPABILITY_NAVIGATION The device can be used as a navigation device. Some devices and drivers can capture data in a format that can be translated by a user-mode application into navigation events, much like a mouse.
WINBIO_CAPABILITY_INDICATOR The device has an indicator that can be turned on or off.
WINBIO_CAPABILITY_VIRTUAL_SENSOR The sensor adapter manages its own connection to the biometric hardware.
Note This constant applies only for Windows 10 and later.
WINBIO_CAPABILITY_SECURE_SENSOR The device supports security methods available in the WinBio engine adapter interface version 4.0 or later.
Note This constant applies only for Windows 10 and later.

FirmwareVersion

A structure of type WINBIO_VERSION that contains the version of the firmware that is loaded on the device.

ManufacturerName

A structure of type WINBIO_STRING that contains the name of the device manufacturer.

ModelName

A structure of type WINBIO_STRING that contains the name of the device model.

PayloadSize

A DWORD value that indicates the total size of the payload, including the fixed length structure and any variable data at the end.

SensorSubType

A WINBIO_BIOMETRIC_SENSOR_SUBTYPE subtype that contains additional information about the sensor. For example, this member could specify whether the sensor requires the user to simply touch the sensor or swipe a finger over the sensor.

WINBIO_BIOMETRIC_SENSOR_SUBTYPE can contain the values in the following table.

Biometric subtype value Description
WINBIO_FP_SENSOR_SUBTYPE_SWIPE The device requires the user to swipe their fingertip over the sensor.
WINBIO_FP_SENSOR_SUBTYPE_TOUCH The device requires the user to place their entire fingerprint on a sensor pad.

SensorType

A DWORD bitmask of type WINBIO_BIOMETRIC_TYPE that contains biometric data that is collected by the sensor. In Windows 7, only WINBIO_TYPE_FINGERPRINT is supported.

SerialNumber

A structure of type WINBIO_STRING that contains the serial number of the device, if one exists.

SupportedFormat

A structure of type WINBIO_REGISTERED_FORMAT that contains a list of the formats supported by the driver and device.

SupportedFormatEntries

The number of formats that are supported by the driver and device. There must be at least one, which is the Windows standard format.

WinBioHresult

An HRESULT value that indicates containing status detail of the I/O operation. The following table includes possible values.

Status value Description
S_OK The operation completed successfully.
HRESULT_FROM_NT(STATUS_IO_DEVICE_ERROR) The driver could not gather the necessary information from the device.

WinBioVersion

A structure of type WINBIO_VERSION that contains a WinBio WBDI version that is supported by the driver. To be compatible with the WinBio service, WinBioVersion must contain the same major version as the current major version of the WinBio service, in addition to a minor version that is less than or equal to the current minor version of the WinBio service.

Requirements

   
Windows version Available in Windows 7 and later versions of Windows. Available in Windows 7 and later versions of Windows.
Header winbio_ioctl.h

See Also

IOCTL_BIOMETRIC_GET_ATTRIBUTES

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