Preface

This book provides the technical guidance and understanding needed to write device drivers for the new Windows 7 Operating System. It takes this very complex programming development, and shows how the Windows Driver Framework has greatly simplified this undertaking. It explains the hardware and software architecture you must understand as a driver developer. However, it focuses this around the actual development steps one must take to develop one or the other of the two types of drivers. Thus, this book’s approach is a very pragmatic one in that it explains the various software APIs and computer and device hardware based upon our actual device handler development.

There has been great progress in the art of creating and debugging device ...

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