Saturday, March 10, 2012 8:22 PM
I'd like to know whether communication between a metro application and a custom software driver running on the system is supported?
- Moved by DavidLambMicrosoft Employee, Moderator Tuesday, March 13, 2012 9:04 PM Aligns with the Hadware and Devices forum questions (From:Building Metro style apps with C++ )
Saturday, March 10, 2012 9:25 PMSee if this Build video helps you: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/BUILD/BUILD2011/HW-747T
Saturday, March 10, 2012 9:53 PM
Just to clarify, I'm referring to drivers that do not interact with device hardware.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 3:06 PMModeratorCan you elaborate on the class of driver your questioning?
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 4:54 PM
Sure I can and I think MSDN defines it even better:
<< A driver that is not associated with a device is called a software driver. For a discussion about software drivers, see the What is a driver? topic. Software drivers are useful because they can run in kernel mode, which gives them access to protected operating system data. For information about processor modes, see User mode and kernel mode. >>
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 8:58 PMModerator
Communication between Metro style apps and software only device drivers is not supported.
- Marked As Answer by Rob CaplanMicrosoft Employee, Moderator Tuesday, March 13, 2012 8:59 PM