Underline character is incorrectly displayed in "Driver File Details" in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016

Applies to: Windows Server 2016Windows 10


Consider the following scenario in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016:

  • You open the Driver File Details dialog box of the Device Manager window to view the name in the Provider field.
  • The string resources of the driver include an ampersand (&) in the Provider name.

In this scenario, the Provider name is not displayed correctly. Instead of the ampersand, you see an underline character (_).

Driver File Details



This problem occurs because the dialog resource of the Driver File Details dialog box does not use the SS_NOPREFIX window style. If the window style is not specified, Windows recognizes the ampersand as an access key for a menu or menu command. 


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.