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Universal Drivers

makrurisan_makkelnmakrurisan_makkeln Member - All Emails Posts: 99
Hi,

If I wrote a universal driver, is it possible to call this driver from Windows Desktop e.g from a mfc program too?

Thanks

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  • Doron_HolanDoron_Holan Member - All Emails Posts: 10,384
    Sure. Device names and device interfaces are a part of the universal driver surface.

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    Hi,

    If I wrote a universal driver, is it possible to call this driver from Windows Desktop e.g from a mfc program too?

    Thanks

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  • MBondMBond Member - All Emails Posts: 846
    Whether you really want to use MFC notwithstanding, yes any driver will work on behalf of any user mode process ? even when the driver itself lives in anther UM process. This is the whole point of having device classes and a unified namespace. This interface abstracts the hardware and platform specific items (OS modules, drivers etc.) from the consuming applications and allows the same programs to run on dramatically different systems with no changes. This is complicated somewhat with mobile devices that require touch friendly UI (which has poor information density on standard desktops ? leading to poor user experience), but ?skin? based UIs have been common for the last 10+ years.



    Anyways, the short answer is yes



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    If I wrote a universal driver, is it possible to call this driver from Windows Desktop e.g from a mfc program too?

    Thanks

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