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Device Metadata Packages

Last Updated: 7/30/2016

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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