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Integration WDK 8 into Visual Studio 2012 Express for Desktop RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello All,

    Tell me please, can I somehow (hacking or other way) integrate Windows Driver Kit 8 into Visual Studio 2012 Express for Desktop?

    I know that officially WDK 8 is supported only for VS 2012 > proffesional.

    But do not you think, that it is unfair? Because before can be use WDK7 free, without integration to the Visual Studio.

    I.e. Now for the development of driver should I buy VS 2012 Proffesional, it is a prerequisite, or is there a way out of this situation?


    Best regards,

    Denis




    • Edited by kuzulis Friday, December 7, 2012 6:02 PM
    Friday, December 7, 2012 5:40 PM

Answers

  • VS PRO is a prereq, we don't support installing under desktop express. the express SKU does not load any extensions outside of a well known white list and the WDK is not on that list.

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    Friday, December 7, 2012 6:52 PM

All replies

  • VS PRO is a prereq, we don't support installing under desktop express. the express SKU does not load any extensions outside of a well known white list and the WDK is not on that list.

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

    Friday, December 7, 2012 6:52 PM
  • Thank you, Doron, for your answer, but it is very very bad news. :(
    Friday, December 7, 2012 7:41 PM
  • Remember for years people had to buy Visual Studio for the compiler and MSDN to get the DDK so this is similar to how it was for roughly half the Windows NT and derivatives development.


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

    Friday, December 7, 2012 8:57 PM
  • I think I'm in similar situation as I'm trying to use WDK 8.1 with VS 2013 Express for Windows Desktop. Then I came across this MSDN article: Building a Driver with the WDK (Windows Drivers) - MSDN - Microsoft which describes method how to use MSBuild.exe from "Developer Command Prompt for VS2013". I did ran MSBuild to build a driver from WDK 8.1 Samples (downloaded from http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowshardware/Windows-8-Driver-Samples-5e1aa62e/view/SamplePack/2?sortBy=Popularity) and it built driver (*.sys) file for me. I've not done any test as driver is not signed yet. I don't see any method to test sign the driver from command line in WDK 8.1.
    Friday, December 20, 2013 5:19 AM
  • Signing is done by building the driver package project

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

    Friday, December 20, 2013 3:40 PM