[WIA] Minidriver (UMDF/WDM), usbscan (32/64 bit) and certification

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Drivers' started by Dcls, May 31, 2007.

  1. Dcls

    Dcls Guest


    In order to use a scanner on Windows XP/2003/Vista, we can't use an UMDF
    driver, can we?
    So, we have to start from the scanner minidriver sample "wiascanr", which is
    a WDM driver. Is it ok for Vista?

    In the WIA architecture, we have to make a minidriver (user mode) but we
    need an USB driver (kernel mode) for instance... Is "usbscan.sys" always
    And for a x64-based version of Vista?

    Finally, in order to have a "Microsoft certification", are "wiascanr" and
    "usbscan" usable?

    Thank you very much!!
    Dcls, May 31, 2007
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    Dcls Guest

    For the first question, I answer myself: the scanner minidriver sample
    "wiascanr", which is a WDM driver (present in DDK XP SP1), compiled for Xp,
    works in Windows XP of course but in 2003 and Vista, too!

    Question 2 and 3...?

    Dcls, Jun 1, 2007
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    Tim Roberts Guest

    If your scanner meets the USB Image Class spec, then usbscan.sys will
    handle it. You don't have to write your own driver.
    Do you mean the "designed for Vista" logo? You'll need to go to the WHQL
    web site to read all of the logo requirements, but as far as I know, yes,
    they should be fine.
    Tim Roberts, Jun 3, 2007
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    Dcls Guest

    Thank you!

    Dcls, Jun 3, 2007
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