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Welcome to the VisualDDK homepage. This project brings the simplicity and convenience of Windows application development to the driver development world. No more manual creation of build scripts, copying of driver files, installing drivers from INFs, switching between WinDbg and the source editor or waiting for seconds after each step due to the extra-slow virtual COM port. Just create a driver project using a convenient Driver Wizard, select a virtual machine, and enjoy debugging your driver directly from Visual Studio. Want to test a change? Just normally press Shift-F5, modify your driver, rebuild it and launch again. VisualDDK will unload the old driver, install the new one and load it automatically and quickly. Bored with WinDbg loading symbol files for minutes and looking up symbols for seconds? Just let VisualDDK optimize this for you using its own DIA-based symbol engine. Using C++/STLPort in your drivers? VisualDDK will natively visualize all STL containers and strings, as good as Visual Studio does for user-mode applications.
Allows developing, building and debugging drivers directly from Visual Studio.
Fully compatible with Windows 7 and Visual Studio 2010.
Allows creating projects based on existing code.
Contains a Driver Wizard allowing to create new driver projects or import existing code.
Provides a Launcher allowing to copy and start your drivers on a remote machine directly from VS.
Loads kernel symbols much faster than WinDbg.
Resolves symbols by names (or indicates an error) much faster than WinDbg by using hash tables and DIA interface.
Visualizes NT types in a convenient way (see Expression Visualizer and VisualDDKHelpers pages).
Based on WinDbg debugging engine, thus, supports all connection types, protocols, settings and console commands, supported by WinDbg.
Automatically completes WinDbg commands, similarily to Visual Studio's IntelliSense.
Visualizes STL containers used in drivers
Supports system function parameter lookup
What's New in This Release:New features:
В· Added support for VirtualBox 4.x via new VirtualKD
В· Integrated BazisLib templates (e.g. Ramdisk) into Project Wizard
Added driver project settings editor to simplify:
В· Editing additional LIB files for projects with multiple pltaforms/configurations
В· Retargeting all or some of project configurations to a new WDK version
System Requirements:В· Microsoft Visual Studio
Program Release Status: Major Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall