Most of the tools you need for developing, testing, and debugging drivers are in the Windows Driver Kit (WDK). For Windows 8, the WDK integrates with Visual Studio 2012 to create a complete development environment.
The content in this section explains driver development, provides access to the WDK and other development tools, and provides a comprehensive collection of resources for every phase of the driver development lifecycle.
The Microsoft Windows Driver Kit (WDK) documentation provides information about driver development for Windows 8 and earlier versions of the Windows operating system.
To develop driver for Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista, get Windows Driver Kit (WDK) 8. To develop drivers for Windows XP, get WDK 7.
A comprehensive collection of information and resources for every phase of driver development, from initial design to maintenance.
Information on the Windows Driver Kit (WDK), the primary kit for developing drivers, plus other related kits and tools.