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Help building an virtual audio device and installer for a new electron windows application

aaronkcaaronkc Member Posts: 1

Hey team, we are trying to build an virtual audio device for a new electron windows application we are building an installer with it as well. We are starting from the sample drivers that windows has on their site. We were originally looking into wix to package an installer but noticed that difx and other items have been deprecated. Is it possible at to pull a virtual driver id from a Windows update? If so what's the proper way?

Also new to the chat, is this the best server / channel to post this? Or are there different communities that i may have more luck with developing virtual drivers for windows?


  • Tim_RobertsTim_Roberts Member - All Emails Posts: 14,086

    "Deprecated" is a term with very little meaning. Those packages still work, and for the most part are still extremely useful. Windows Driver Library doesn't make a whole lot of sense for a virtual device. Windows will search the driver library when it sees a new PnP device it doesn't know. For a real device, that's just a plugin. For a virtual device, you still have to have a privileged process to create the new device node. As long as you have that, you might as well just install the driver.

    Tim Roberts, [email protected]
    Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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