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Device Driver Properties

In Windows Vista and later versions of Windows, the unified device property model supports the device driver properties that characterize the driver that is installed for a device. These properties are listed in this section by their corresponding property keys in the unified device property model.

The following information is supplied for the device driver properties:

  • The property key that represents the property.

  • The property-data-type identifier that indicates the data type of the property.

  • Access permissions.

  • The system-defined identifier and name of the corresponding registry entry value under the software key for the device instance.

  • Whether the property value is localized.

  • How to access the property.

  • How the property is typically set.

Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 support these properties. However, these earlier versions of Windows do not support the property keys in the unified device property model. Instead, these earlier versions of Windows use different mechanisms to represent and access the properties. The information that is provided with each property key indicates which earlier versions of Windows support the property and provides a link to information about how to access the property value on these earlier versions of Windows.

For general information about how to access device properties on Windows Vista and later versions of Windows, see the following topics:

INF File Entry Values That Modify Device Properties (Windows Vista)

Accessing Device Instance Properties (Windows Vista)

For general information about how to access device driver properties on Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000, see the following topics:

INF File Entry Values That Modify Device Properties

Accessing Device Driver Properties

 

 

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