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Driver Development and Testing - Tools and Documentation

  • Windows DDK Overview
    Which DDK to use for your target operating systems, and how to obtain that DDK?
  • Debugger and Symbols
    Debugging Tools for Windows includes WinDbg, NTSD, CDB, and KD.
  • Driver Verifier
    Running Driver Verifier throughout the development and test process can help identify problems early in the development life cycle.
  • Event Tracing
    Each operating system provides events that can be logged using event tracing. Event tracing can be used both in development and post-deployment debugging.
  • PREfast
    PREfast is a static source code analysis tool that detects certain classes of errors not easily found by the typical compiler.

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Last Review : February 28, 2008