Using Windows 7 Light Sensor in Your Application

June 29, 2010

One of the new features we got with Windows 7 is a the Windows Sensor and Location Platform. This platform enables us, developers, to access a variety of sensors with a standard API. No more rewrite-entire-device-layer-because-we-changed-vendors issues. All that is required is that the hardware vendor will provide a Windows 7 compliant driver. Microsoft practically opened this market to competition, so we can expect allot of these sensors in the coming future. Ambient Light Sensor One sensor type which becomes increasingly poplar with laptops is the Ambient Light Sensor. This sensor type measures the amount of light in the computer surroundings. There...