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Device Metadata Packages

Starting with Windows 7, device metadata packages contain XML documents that represent the properties of the device and its hardware functions. The Devices and Printers user interface displays device-specific information to the user based on the XML documents from the device's metadata package.

This section includes the following topics:

Overview of Device Metadata Packages

Overview of the Device Metadata System

Device Metadata Package Structure

Building Device Metadata Packages

Installing Device Metadata Packages

How the DMRC Selects a Device Metadata Package

Debugging Device Metadata Packages

Best Practices for Developing Device Metadata Packages

Note   Device metadata packages are supported on Windows 7 and later versions of Windows.



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