WinSDK function WinBioCaptureSample always return E_NOTIMPL with MS sample RRS feed

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  • Hi

    I am trying to call function WinBioCaptureSample but it always return E_NOTIMPL, all other functions of biometric are working well.

    in event viewer i can see this same error

    "The Windows Biometric Service failed to export data from sensor: Synaptics UWP WBDI SGX (USB\VID_06CB&PID_00BE\B45D3E005FB5)"

    I am using microsoft sample code without any change.

    hr = WinBioOpenSession(
    WINBIO_TYPE_FINGERPRINT,    // Service provider
    WINBIO_POOL_SYSTEM,         // Pool type
    WINBIO_FLAG_RAW,            // Access: Capture raw data
    NULL,                       // Array of biometric unit IDs
    0,                          // Count of biometric unit IDs
    WINBIO_DB_DEFAULT,          // Default database
    &sessionHandle              // [out] Session handle
    if (FAILED(hr))
    wprintf_s(L"\n WinBioOpenSession failed. hr = 0x%x\n", hr);
    goto e_Exit;

    // Capture a biometric sample.
    wprintf_s(L"\n Calling WinBioCaptureSample - Swipe sensor...\n");
    hr = WinBioCaptureSample(

    here hr is always E_NOTIMPL

    Ummed Choudhary

    Friday, November 20, 2020 8:52 AM

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  • forum migrated to mentioned below link please use this


     hope answer the question if issue resolve please accept answer

    Friday, November 20, 2020 8:02 PM
  • Did you try some other arguments for WinBioCaptureSample?

    By the way, since this does not seem Visual Basic, maybe you repost it to an appropriate forum?  

    Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:45 AM
  • Hi Ummed Choudhary,

    Since your question is more related to Win32 API, you can consider posting your question on the following forum.


    Best Regards,

    Xingyu Zhao

    Visual Basic and CLR forum will be migrating to a new home on Microsoft Q&A! (VB.NET and CLR) We invite you to post new questions in the new home on Microsoft Q&A ! For more information, please refer to the sticky post(VB.NET and CLR).

    Monday, November 23, 2020 1:32 AM
  • Thanks for providing this valuable information. 
    Monday, November 23, 2020 4:19 AM