“The chapter on programming a KMDF hardware driver provides a terrific occasion for readers to see a driver being made.”
–Patrick Regan, network administrator, Pacific Coast Firms
The First Authoritative Info to Writing Robust, Extreme-Effectivity Windows 7 Device Drivers
Windows 7 Device Driver brings collectively all of the information expert programmers need to assemble exceptionally reliable, high-effectivity Windows 7 drivers. Internationally renowned driver enchancment skilled Ronald D. Reeves reveals how one can profit from Microsoft’s extremely efficient new tools and fashions; save time and money; and successfully ship safe, robust drivers.
Drawing on his unsurpassed experience as every a driver developer and instructor, Reeves demystifies Kernel and Shopper Mode Driver enchancment, Windows Driver Foundation (WDF) construction, driver debugging, and plenty of totally different key topics. All by means of, he provides biggest practices for all sides of the driver enchancment course of, illuminating his insights with confirmed sample code. Uncover methods to
Use WDF to reduce enchancment time, improve system stability, and enhance serviceability
Take full profit of every the Shopper Mode Driver Framework (UMDF) and the Kernel Mode Driver Framework (KMDF)
Implement biggest practices for designing, creating, and debugging every Shopper Mode and Kernel Mode Drivers
Deal with I/O requests and queues, self-managed I/O, synchronization, locks, plug-and-play, power administration, device enumeration, and additional
Develop UMDF drivers with COM
Protected Kernel Mode Drivers with protected defaults, parameter validation, counted UNICODE strings, and protected device naming strategies
Program and troubleshoot WMI assist in Kernel Mode Drivers
Take advantage of superior a variety of I/O queuing strategies
Whether or not or not you’re creating Windows 7 drivers for laboratory gear, communications hardware, or one other device or technology, this book will help you to assemble manufacturing code additional shortly and get to market sooner!