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Programming the Microsoft® Windows® Driver Model
Author Walter Oney
Pages 640
Disk 1 Companion CD(s)
Level Intermediate
Published 10/13/1999
ISBN 9780735605886
ISBN-10 0-7356-0588-2
Price(USD) $49.99
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Learn to write drivers the easy way—with help from a Windows Driver Model authority.

Microsoft’s new driver model for Windows 98 and Windows 2000 supports Plug and Play, provides power management capabilities, and expands on the driver/minidriver approach. Written by device-driver expert Walter Oney in cooperation with the Windows DDK team, this book provides extensive practical examples, illustrations, advice, and line-by-line analysis of code samples to clarify real-world driver-programming issues. Topics covered include: • An introduction to the Windows Driver Model architecture • Programming techniques, including error handling, memory and data-structure management, and registry and file access • Synchronization and driver development in a multitasking, multiprocessor environment • Creating and processing I/O request packets • Taking advantage of Windows 98 and Windows 2000 Plug and Play support • Techniques for reading from and writing to devices • Installation and power management • Creating filter drivers, controlling hardware, and logging errors • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) • Developing device drivers for the new universal serial bus (USB) architecture • Installing WDM drivers • Understanding Windows 98 compatibility An electronic version of this book is available on the companion CD.

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