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INF Syntax Test

This automated test checks the syntax in INF files for printer and scanner device drivers. The INFGate tool runs this test.

Test details

 

Associated requirements

Device.Imaging.Printer.Base.configurationFiles
Device.Imaging.Printer.Base.DriverCategory
Device.Imaging.Printer.Base.infFile

See the device hardware requirements.

Platforms

Windows 7 (x64)
Windows 7 (x86)
Windows 8 (x64)
Windows 8 (x86)
Windows Server 2012 (x64)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
Windows 8.1 x64
Windows 8.1 x86
Windows Server 2012 R2

Expected run time

~2 minutes

Categories

Certification
Functional

Type

Automated

Running the test

Before you run the test, complete the test setup as described in the test requirements: Printer Testing Prerequisites.

In addition, if the device is using an in-box driver, you’ll need to specify "/MS" for the "Inbox" parameter.

Troubleshooting

For troubleshooting information, see Troubleshooting Device.Imaging Testing.

More information

INFGate is the tool that checks syntax, format, and validity for both printing and imaging INF files. You can run the tool on an installed printer or on a stand-alone INF file. If you select an installed printer, the tool looks for an INF file for the specified printer, and then runs.

Creating valid INFs for virtual printers

Virtual printers must specify a null hardware ID. To specify a null hardware ID, in the models-section-name of the device's INF file, add a second comma between the install-section-name and the compatible-id.

[models-section-name]

device-description=install-section-name,,[compatible-id]

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