About Tools for Verifying and Testing Drivers
Thorough testing during all phases of development is essential to create robust, high-quality drivers for the Windows family of operating systems. Microsoft offers tools that can help developers and testers find bugs and tune driver performance during all phases of development. The WDK for Windows 8 provides a sophisticated driver test framework and a set of device fundamental tests that you can use to automatically build, deploy, and test and verify your driver on remote test systems. It also contains the tools to make testing and debugging drivers more convenient and effective than before.
Getting Started with Tools for Verifying and Testing Drivers
Testing a driver
Analyzing a Driver Using Code Analysis and Verification Tools
To get started with Microsoft driver verification and testing tools:
- Install the
Windows Driver Kit (WDK) and then review
Tips for testing drivers during development and the
Driver Development Tools documentation
Code Analysis for Drivers to find errors in functions that the compiler might miss.
Static Driver Verifier to test code paths for violations of WDM, KDMF, NDIS, and Storport driver usage rules.
- Implement software
event tracing in your driver to use for troubleshooting in the field.
- Install the latest version of
Debugging Tools for Windows and keep up to date with
- Turn on
Driver Verifier, and use it throughout the driver development cycle.
Driver Testing - WinHEC 2008
Driver Testing - WinHEC 2007
Static Analysis Tools - WinHEC
Test Lab Configuration and Automation
Driver Security and Reliability Testing
Driver Verification Tools
Windows Driver Foundation Testing and Tips
Debugging Driver Installation
Device/Driver Test Automation