Windows Biometric Framework
You can use the Windows Biometric Framework API to create client applications that securely capture, save, and compare end-user biometric information.
Developers who use this API should be familiar with the C and C++ programming languages and the Windows-based programming environment.
The Windows Biometric Framework API is supported beginning with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. For information about run-time requirements for a particular programming element, see the Requirements section of the reference page for that element.
In this section
|Biometric Framework overview
||Describes the native support for biometrics in Windows.
|Creating client applications
||You can use the client API to capture and use biometric information in your applications.
|Creating Adapter Plug-ins
||You can create engine adapters, sensor adapters, and storage adapters using the topics in this section.
|Creating a Private Sensor Pool
||There are two types of sensor pools: private and system. This section describes each and explains how to create a private sensor pool.
|Windows Biometric Framework API Reference
||Detailed descriptions of functions, structures, and other programming elements that can be used to create a client applications and plug-ins.