Writing a Win95 vxd driver

Posted on 2000-01-09
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Last Modified: 2013-12-03
I want to write a VXD for providing
hardware capabilities to DOS apps.

I need the documentation and the include
files for doing this.
However, I do not have the MSDN.

Has anyone another idea / URL / ...
how to obtain the needed information ?
Question by:deinmeister
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Expert Comment

ID: 2336715
- Documentation:

DDK Documentation\Windows 95 DDK section

- Header files and library files, etc.

The Windows 98 DDK and the Windows NT 4.0 DDK are available for download at no charge. But DDKs for Windows 95 and other archival or legacy DDKs are available only through MSDN Professional Subscription.


Author Comment

ID: 2339250
I heard several rumors about the Win95
DDK still being available online...

Or maybe someone does not need his DDK
CD and can sell it to me...
The complete MSDN is far too expensive for me.

Accepted Solution

tonp earned 800 total points
ID: 2340803
You can use the win98 ddk to develop win95 drivers. Key for vxd development is the vmm.h include file, a suitable linker, assembler and compiler. Everything except the compiler is in the win98 ddk. You just have to take care not to use the WIN41SERVICES from vmm.h. And buying a good book on the subject is also a good idea (Karen Hazzah's book for example, look at www.amazon.com. This is win95 so using will give you no win98 problems).


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