The First Authoritative Guide to Writing Robust, High-Performance Windows 7 Device Drivers
Windows 7 Device Driver brings together all the information experienced programmers need to build exceptionally reliable, high-performance Windows 7 drivers. Internationally renowned driver development expert Ronald D. Reeves shows how to make the most of Microsoft’s powerful new tools and models; save time and money; and efficiently deliver stable, robust drivers.
Drawing on his unsurpassed experience as both a driver developer and instructor, Reeves demystifies Kernel and User Mode Driver development, Windows Driver Foundation (WDF) architecture, driver debugging, and many other key topics. Throughout, he provides best practices for all facets of the driver development process, illuminating his insights with proven sample code.
Learn how to
Use WDF to reduce development time, improve system stability, and enhance serviceability
Take full advantage of both the User Mode Driver Framework (UMDF) and the Kernel Mode Driver Framework (KMDF)
Implement best practices for designing, developing, and debugging both User Mode and Kernel Mode Drivers
Manage I/O requests and queues, self-managed I/O, synchronization, locks, plug-and-play, power management, device enumeration, and more
Develop UMDF drivers with COM
Secure Kernel Mode Drivers with safe defaults, parameter validation, counted UNICODE strings, and safe device naming techniques
Program and troubleshoot WMI support in Kernel Mode Drivers
Utilize advanced multiple I/O queuing techniques
Whether you’re creating Windows 7 drivers for laboratory equipment, communications hardware, or any other device or technology, this book will help you build production code more quickly, get to market sooner, and start earning money faster!