Programming the Microsoft Windows Driver Model
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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 compatibilityAn electronic version of this book is available on the companion CD.