What is the Use of Capabilities in Windows Phone Application Manifest File ?

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When working with the Windows Phone 8 development , you would have noticed the Windows Phone Application manifest file which includes an tab called “Capabilities” .

What is the Use of Capabilities in Windows Phone Application Manifest File ?

What is the Use of Capabilities in Windows Phone Application Manifest File ?

The Windows Phone Application Manifest File contains the metadata for your app. The capabilities in WP8 provides the users with information about the app and which features of the device does your app use.

Some of the Windows Phone Capabilities include

<Capabilities>

 <Capability Name="ID_CAP_NETWORKING" />

 <Capability Name="ID_CAP_MEDIALIB_AUDIO" />

 <Capability Name="ID_CAP_MEDIALIB_PLAYBACK" />

 <Capability Name="ID_CAP_SENSORS" />

 <Capability Name="ID_CAP_WEBBROWSERCOMPONENT" />

 <Capability Name="ID_CAP_LOCATION" />

 <Capability Name="ID_CAP_MAP" />

 <Capability Name="ID_CAP_MICROPHONE" />

 <Capability Name="ID_CAP_SPEECH_RECOGNITION" />

</Capabilities>
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