[quote]Prior to Windows 8.1, if you built a HID device, youd need to write a fairly substantial COM/Win32 desktop application to retrieve data from, or, to control your device. To get a sense of how youd do this, Microsoft provided the HClient application. If you knew COM, Win32, and C++, this app provided the starting point you needed. However, if you were a .Net programmer or a web developer, the ramp was pretty steep.
To illustrate the simplicity and power of the HID WinRT API, weve created a sample end-to-end solution. This solution includes plans for building a simple motion-sensor based on the Netduino Plus. When you attach this sensor to your tablet or laptop, and run the sample app, the app monitors the sensor and triggers a short video-capture whenever motion is detected. The solution includes both tutorials and source code.