Windows 8.1 / WinRT

LT27 Controlling Hardware Using Windows 8.1


4:15pm - 5:30pm

Level: Intermediate

Brian Peek

Senior Technical Evangelist


Windows 8.1 allows developers to communicate with a variety of devices through several interfaces. In this session, we will look at how to talk to hardware connected via USB and Bluetooth, as well as some of the new APIs which allow Windows 8.1 to talk to Point of Sale (POS) devices, scanners, and even 3D printers using real examples with real hardware!

You will learn:

  • How to use HID devices
  • How to use Bluetooth devices
  • How to use Point of Sale devices