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Can I use Windows 8 WDK with Visual Studio 2015 ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am using Visual Studio 2015 Professional. Can I use Windows 8 WDK for building drivers, or does VS2015 only support WDK 10?
    • Moved by Baron Bi Tuesday, April 3, 2018 3:04 AM
    Monday, April 2, 2018 8:46 AM

Answers

  • WDK versions are bound to respective Visual  Studio versions:
    See
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/download-the-wdk
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/other-wdk-downloads
    Also
    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsdesktop/en-US/405b825e-efc8-405f-8778-406f348761e8/wdk-81-and-visual-studo-2017-rc?forum=wdk
    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsdesktop/en-US/88a2fd78-0730-4791-8ba0-f8e14ce9af5c/wdk-81-and-visual-studio-10?forum=wdk

    With kind regards

    Monday, April 2, 2018 9:18 AM
  • Is there a reason why you need to use the Windows 8 WDK? Do you need to target a Windows Vista system?

    The Windows 10 SDK officially supports drivers for Windows 7 onwards, so there should be no need to use older WDKs unless for some reason there is something missing in the Windows 8.1 and 10 WDKs that you need.


    This is a signature. Any samples given are not meant to have error checking or show best practices. They are meant to just illustrate a point. I may also give inefficient code or introduce some problems to discourage copy/paste coding. This is because the major point of my posts is to aid in the learning process.

    Monday, April 2, 2018 3:07 PM

All replies

  • WDK versions are bound to respective Visual  Studio versions:
    See
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/download-the-wdk
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/other-wdk-downloads
    Also
    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsdesktop/en-US/405b825e-efc8-405f-8778-406f348761e8/wdk-81-and-visual-studo-2017-rc?forum=wdk
    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsdesktop/en-US/88a2fd78-0730-4791-8ba0-f8e14ce9af5c/wdk-81-and-visual-studio-10?forum=wdk

    With kind regards

    Monday, April 2, 2018 9:18 AM
  • Is there a reason why you need to use the Windows 8 WDK? Do you need to target a Windows Vista system?

    The Windows 10 SDK officially supports drivers for Windows 7 onwards, so there should be no need to use older WDKs unless for some reason there is something missing in the Windows 8.1 and 10 WDKs that you need.


    This is a signature. Any samples given are not meant to have error checking or show best practices. They are meant to just illustrate a point. I may also give inefficient code or introduce some problems to discourage copy/paste coding. This is because the major point of my posts is to aid in the learning process.

    Monday, April 2, 2018 3:07 PM
  • Hi,

    thanks for posting here.

    This forum is about c++ code issues with desktop applications. For your case, I will move it to Windows hardware and WDK forum for better support.

    Your understanding and cooperation will be grateful.

    Best Regards,

    Baron Bi


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    Tuesday, April 3, 2018 3:03 AM