El Marchewko El Marchewko - 4 months ago 52
C# Question

How do I get a Unique Identifier for a Device within Windows 10 Universal?

This is my old implementation to get a Unique DeviceID for Windows Universal 8.1 but the type HardwareIdentification does not exist anymore.

private static string GetId()
{
var token = HardwareIdentification.GetPackageSpecificToken(null);
var hardwareId = token.Id;
var dataReader = Windows.Storage.Streams.DataReader.FromBuffer(hardwareId);

byte[] bytes = new byte[hardwareId.Length];
dataReader.ReadBytes(bytes);

return BitConverter.ToString(bytes).Replace("-", "");
}

Answer

That is the complete solution for Windows Desktop:

  • Add the Extension reference "Windows Desktop Extensions for the UWP" like Peter Torr - MSFT mentioned.

Use this Code to get the HardwareId:

using System;
using Windows.Security.ExchangeActiveSyncProvisioning;
using Windows.System.Profile;

namespace Tobit.Software.Device
{
    public sealed class DeviceInfo
    {
        private static DeviceInfo _Instance;
        public static DeviceInfo Instance
        {
            get {
                if (_Instance == null)
                    _Instance = new DeviceInfo();
                return _Instance; }

        }

        public string Id { get; private set; }
        public string Model { get; private set; }
        public string Manufracturer { get; private set; }
        public string Name { get; private set; }
        public static string OSName { get; set; }

        private DeviceInfo()
        {
            Id = GetId();
            var deviceInformation = new EasClientDeviceInformation();
            Model = deviceInformation.SystemProductName;
            Manufracturer = deviceInformation.SystemManufacturer;
            Name = deviceInformation.FriendlyName;
            OSName = deviceInformation.OperatingSystem;
        }

        private static string GetId()
        {
            if (Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ApiInformation.IsTypePresent("Windows.System.Profile.HardwareIdentification"))
            {
                var token = HardwareIdentification.GetPackageSpecificToken(null);
                var hardwareId = token.Id;
                var dataReader = Windows.Storage.Streams.DataReader.FromBuffer(hardwareId);

                byte[] bytes = new byte[hardwareId.Length];
                dataReader.ReadBytes(bytes);

                return BitConverter.ToString(bytes).Replace("-", "");
            }

            throw new Exception("NO API FOR DEVICE ID PRESENT!");
        }
    }
}
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