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# Capabilities
This directory contains documentation about the various capability types in the
component framework.
Capabilities grant the ability to a component to connect to and access resources
from other components.
- [Event capabilities](event.md): receive lifecycle events about components at
a certain scope.
- [Directory capabilities](directory.md): connect to directories provided by
other components.
- [Protocol capabilities](protocol.md): connect to FIDL protocols provided by
other components or the framework itself.
- [Service capabilities](service.md): connect to FIDL services (groups of
protocols) provided by other components or the framework itself.
- [Storage capabilities](storage.md): special-cased directories with different
semantics.