Web Services for Devices

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Web Services for Devices or Web Services on Devices (WSD) is a Microsoft API to enable programming connections to web service enabled devices, such as printers, scanners and file shares.[1] Such devices conform to the Devices Profile for Web Services (DPWS). It is an extensible framework that serves as a replacement for older Windows networking functions and a common framework for allowing access to new device APIs.


The Microsoft Web Services for Devices API (WSDAPI) uses WS-Discovery for device discovery.

Devices that connect to the WSDAPI must implement the DPWS.[2]

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  1. ^ stevewhims. "Web Services on Devices - Win32 apps". learn.microsoft.com. Retrieved 2023-04-06.
  2. ^ "WSD Device Development - Win32 apps".

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