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  • How to use DDKbuild with WDK 8.1? I have a driver that is originally developed with WDK 6001.18002 and I want to rebuild it with WDK 8.1. Can I still use DDKbuild for this?

    Monday, December 15, 2014 1:35 PM

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  • If you migrate to the WDK8.1 you do not need DDKbuild, since the driver is built as a Visual Studio project by default.  Just use the tool http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/hh454204%28v=vs.85%29.aspx to convert the sources file to a VS project.


    Don Burn Windows Filesystem and Driver Consulting Website: http://www.windrvr.com

    Monday, December 15, 2014 1:44 PM
  • @Don Is this tool supported in "express" edition?
    Because I can't find it at my tool folder.
    • Edited by AileenVM Monday, December 15, 2014 4:38 PM
    Monday, December 15, 2014 2:17 PM
  • you don't use ddkbuild with wdk8.1, it natively supports the msbuild command line or build from within VS using vcxproj

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    Monday, December 15, 2014 8:39 PM
  • right now the wdk is not tested or officially supported on the Community version. Best to stick with Express for the interim.

    d -- This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Monday, December 15, 2014 8:40 PM
  • Have you looked in  %PROGRAMFILES%\Windows Kits\8.0\tools\x86\ directory?

    Also, you do not need "express" any more. Get the free VS 2013 'Community edition'.

    -- pa

    My tool folder is %PROGRAMFILES%\Windows Kits\8.1\tools\x86\

     I installed the WDK 8.1 update. The conversion tool is not in the Windows Kits\ directory.
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 9:09 AM
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    Tuesday, April 3, 2018 8:57 AM
  • The Nmake2MsBuild is no longer provided.   Typically, for a new conversion I take a sample for the same type of driver as the build project and edit the XML of the SLN and VXPROJ files to reflect the build projects driver name, and the source files for the project.   You do need to check for the project name of the sample and replace it in multiple places, but otherwise this is pretty easy.


    Don Burn Windows Driver Consulting Website: http://www.windrvr.com

    Tuesday, April 3, 2018 11:12 AM