Creating a Driver Package
A driver package is a collection of files used to install a driver. The package includes an INF file, and files and binaries referred to by that INF.
A driver project is a Microsoft Visual Studio project which produces a driver binary, and potentially an INF.
A driver package project is a Visual Studio project which collects output from one or more Visual Studio projects, including driver projects and application projects. The driver package project, when built, will produce a driver package.
If you use a driver template when you initially create a driver solution, then most of the driver templates will produce a solution that contains a driver project as well as a driver package project.
To create a driver package, you first create a driver solution. In Visual Studio, you can create a new driver solution by choosing New > Project from the File menu. For examples of how to create a driver package, see Writing Your First Driver.
To create a new driver package to add to an existing solution, or associate with driver project(s), you can create a new driver package project using the "Driver Install Package" template. Select New > Project from the File menu. Then select Windows Driver > Package >"Driver Install Package" from the dialog. Visual Studio will associate this newly created driver package project for all the drivers that will be built using projects that were present in the current solution when the driver package project is created.
Build date: 1/21/2013