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Developing drivers using an IDE RRS feed

  • Question

  • My understanding is that with VS2013 Preview it's possible to build device drivers (both kernel mode and user mode) using Visual Studio IDE, instead that was not possible in VS2008 and VS2010. Correct?

    Can those drivers built with VS2013 IDE be installed in Windows XP, or is Windows 7 the minimum OS these drivers can live in?

    Thanks.

    Thursday, July 4, 2013 10:22 AM

Answers

  • First the VS2012 and Win8 WDK are the first with an integrated support for drivers in the IDE.  The Win8 WDK will generate a driver for Vista and later.  For VS this must be Professional level or higher.

    Prior to the Win8 WDK, the Win7 WDK which does not support the IDE and VS projects will build for Windows XP.


    Don Burn Windows Filesystem and Driver Consulting Website: http://www.windrvr.com Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/WinDrvr

    Thursday, July 4, 2013 10:30 AM

All replies

  • First the VS2012 and Win8 WDK are the first with an integrated support for drivers in the IDE.  The Win8 WDK will generate a driver for Vista and later.  For VS this must be Professional level or higher.

    Prior to the Win8 WDK, the Win7 WDK which does not support the IDE and VS projects will build for Windows XP.


    Don Burn Windows Filesystem and Driver Consulting Website: http://www.windrvr.com Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/WinDrvr

    Thursday, July 4, 2013 10:30 AM
  • Vs2013 is paired with the win8.1 wdk. The 8.1 kit allows you to build for win7 as the minimum os

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    Thursday, July 4, 2013 1:04 PM