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0pc0de

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Device Driver Development please
« on: April 30, 2009, 11:39:56 pm »
Please provide the ability to write Windows XP/2000/Vista/7/NT drivers. If possible, allow for VxD coding too.

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Re: Device Driver Development please
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009, 12:00:31 pm »
If I added support for device drivers, the support for anything else would have to be dropped. This would disappoint not only me, but probably a few more people. I think not.
BTW, VxD's are for Windows 9X which is pretty dead, and isn't supported by Pelles C anyway...
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Re: Device Driver Development please
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2009, 04:22:11 am »
I am aware that VxD's are dead. Just thought it'd be nice to have the support.

Anyway, I didn't know implementing device driver creation would dry up other support. How exactly would this happen?

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Re: Device Driver Development please
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2009, 11:11:20 am »
To add any form of built-in support for device drivers, I would have to know this area pretty well - otherwise it would be meaningless. Since I don't do device driver development, I would have to invest a lot of time learning it. Spending time on this means I can't spend time on other areas. It would soon boil down to either supporting the DDK or the SDK. A no-brainer, obviously...

As I said in some other thread, it's possible the necessary pieces are already in place - you just have to figure out how to use them yourself.
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