#### Virtual HID (keyboard and mouse) driver

Hello,

I wish to develop 2 drivers. One will act as a virtual keyboard and the
other as a virtual mouse.

Can I start from the vhidmini sample? (src\hid\vhidmini -- it's not
available in the lastest WDK, but it's in 6001.18002). From my understanding
this is a miniclass driver that should work with kbdclass and mouclass, the
class drivers for keyboards and mice. Basically all I would need is to
generate IRPs for the class drivers to process, right?

I never worked with HID, from my understanding HID drivers don't get IOCTLs,
that's why, if you need to comunicate with the driver, you need to do it some
other way. The vhidmini sample implements such a way. Also, never working
with HID, I don't really know what/how to generate the IRPs.

One thing I don't understand is how such a driver would work with multiple
sessions.

Thanks in advance for any resources and documentation!

--
Aram Hăvărneanu

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Utf
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I decided to start from the vhidmini sample but I can't install it on Windows
7 32 bit.

Y:\ws\kernel\vhidmini>devcon install vhidmini.inf
"{D49F883C-6486-400a-8C22-1A9EF48577E4}\HID_DEVICE"
Device node created. Install is complete when drivers are updated...
Updating drivers for devcon failed.

I checked the logs at:

%windir%\setupapi.log
%windir%\setupact.log
%windir%\setuperr.log
%windir%\inf\setupapi.app.log
%windir%\inf\setupapi.dev.log

and I have found this in %windir%\inf\setupapi.dev.log

>>>  [Device Install (UpdateDriverForPlugAndPlayDevices) - “{D49F883C-6486-400a-8C22-1A9EF48577E4}\HID_DEVICE”]
>>>  Section start 2009/12/04 15:23:58.556
cmd: devcon  install vhidmini.inf
“{D49F883C-6486-400a-8C22-1A9EF48577E4}\HID_DEVICE”
dvi: Set selected driver complete.
dvi: {Build Driver List} 15:23:58.618
dvi:      Searching for hardware ID(s):
dvi:           “{d49f883c-6486-400a-8c22-1a9ef48577e4}\hid_device”
cpy:      Policy is set to make all digital signatures equal.
dvi:      Processing a single INF: 'y:\ws\kernel\vhidmini\vhidmini.inf'
inf:      Opened INF: 'y:\ws\kernel\vhidmini\vhidmini.inf' ([strings])
dvi: {Build Driver List - exit(0x00000000)} 15:23:58.618
dvi: {DIF_SELECTBESTCOMPATDRV} 15:23:58.618
dvi:      No class installer for 'Human Interface Devices'
dvi:      No CoInstallers found
dvi:      Default installer: Enter 15:23:58.618
dvi:           {Select Best Driver}
!    dvi:                Selecting driver failed(0xe0000228)
dvi:           {Select Best Driver - exit(0xe0000228)}
!    dvi:      Default installer: failed!
!    dvi:      Error 0xe0000228: There are no compatible drivers for this
device.
dvi: {DIF_SELECTBESTCOMPATDRV - exit(0xe0000228)} 15:23:58.634
<<<  Section end 2009/12/04 15:23:58.634
<<<  [Exit status: SUCCESS]

What am I missing?

Thanks,

--
Aram Hăvărneanu

"Aram Hăvărneanu" wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I wish to develop 2 drivers. One will act as a virtual keyboard and the
> other as a virtual mouse.
>
> Can I start from the vhidmini sample? (src\hid\vhidmini -- it's not
> available in the lastest WDK, but it's in 6001.18002). From my understanding
> this is a miniclass driver that should work with kbdclass and mouclass, the
> class drivers for keyboards and mice. Basically all I would need is to
> generate IRPs for the class drivers to process, right?
>
> I never worked with HID, from my understanding HID drivers don't get IOCTLs,
> that's why, if you need to comunicate with the driver, you need to do it some
> other way. The vhidmini sample implements such a way. Also, never working
> with HID, I don't really know what/how to generate the IRPs.
>
> One thing I don't understand is how such a driver would work with multiple
> sessions.
>
> Thanks in advance for any resources and documentation!
>
> --
> Aram Hăvărneanu

 -1
Utf
12/4/2009 1:34:01 PM
I have also tried to start it with sc.exe. I have created a service with sc
create TestSrv type= kernel binPath= \path\to\vhidmini.sys and start the
service with sc start TestSrv but it fails with:

[SC] StartService FAILED 1058:

The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because
it has n
o enabled devices associated with it.

--
Aram Hăvărneanu

"Aram Hăvărneanu" wrote:

> I decided to start from the vhidmini sample but I can't install it on Windows
> 7 32 bit.
>
> Y:\ws\kernel\vhidmini>devcon install vhidmini.inf
> "{D49F883C-6486-400a-8C22-1A9EF48577E4}\HID_DEVICE"
> Device node created. Install is complete when drivers are updated...
> Updating drivers for devcon failed.
>
> I checked the logs at:
>
> %windir%\setupapi.log
> %windir%\setupact.log
> %windir%\setuperr.log
> %windir%\inf\setupapi.app.log
> %windir%\inf\setupapi.dev.log
>
> and I have found this in %windir%\inf\setupapi.dev.log
>
> >>>  [Device Install (UpdateDriverForPlugAndPlayDevices) - “{D49F883C-6486-400a-8C22-1A9EF48577E4}\HID_DEVICE”]
> >>>  Section start 2009/12/04 15:23:58.556
>       cmd: devcon  install vhidmini.inf
> “{D49F883C-6486-400a-8C22-1A9EF48577E4}\HID_DEVICE”
>      dvi: Set selected driver complete.
>      dvi: {Build Driver List} 15:23:58.618
>      dvi:      Searching for hardware ID(s):
>      dvi:           “{d49f883c-6486-400a-8c22-1a9ef48577e4}\hid_device”
>      cpy:      Policy is set to make all digital signatures equal.
>      dvi:      Processing a single INF: 'y:\ws\kernel\vhidmini\vhidmini.inf'
>      inf:      Opened INF: 'y:\ws\kernel\vhidmini\vhidmini.inf' ([strings])
>      dvi: {Build Driver List - exit(0x00000000)} 15:23:58.618
>      dvi: {DIF_SELECTBESTCOMPATDRV} 15:23:58.618
>      dvi:      No class installer for 'Human Interface Devices'
>      dvi:      No CoInstallers found
>      dvi:      Default installer: Enter 15:23:58.618
>      dvi:           {Select Best Driver}
> !    dvi:                Selecting driver failed(0xe0000228)
>      dvi:           {Select Best Driver - exit(0xe0000228)}
> !    dvi:      Default installer: failed!
> !    dvi:      Error 0xe0000228: There are no compatible drivers for this
> device.
>      dvi: {DIF_SELECTBESTCOMPATDRV - exit(0xe0000228)} 15:23:58.634
> <<<  Section end 2009/12/04 15:23:58.634
> <<<  [Exit status: SUCCESS]
>
> What am I missing?
>
> Thanks,
>
> --
> Aram Hăvărneanu
>
>
> "Aram Hăvărneanu" wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > I wish to develop 2 drivers. One will act as a virtual keyboard and the
> > other as a virtual mouse.
> >
> > Can I start from the vhidmini sample? (src\hid\vhidmini -- it's not
> > available in the lastest WDK, but it's in 6001.18002). From my understanding
> > this is a miniclass driver that should work with kbdclass and mouclass, the
> > class drivers for keyboards and mice. Basically all I would need is to
> > generate IRPs for the class drivers to process, right?
> >
> > I never worked with HID, from my understanding HID drivers don't get IOCTLs,
> > that's why, if you need to comunicate with the driver, you need to do it some
> > other way. The vhidmini sample implements such a way. Also, never working
> > with HID, I don't really know what/how to generate the IRPs.
> >
> > One thing I don't understand is how such a driver would work with multiple
> > sessions.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any resources and documentation!
> >
> > --
> > Aram Hăvărneanu

 0
Utf
12/4/2009 3:26:01 PM
Btw, I could install the driver with the aid of the Toaster sample (as it's
documented in the sample Readme), however, for my application I'd like to
load and unload the driver at runtime, as needed, using the the Service
Control Manager APIs.

So why are devcon.exe, sc.exe, and the Service Control Manager APIs failing?

--
Aram Hăvărneanu

"Aram Hăvărneanu" wrote:

> I have also tried to start it with sc.exe. I have created a service with sc
> create TestSrv type= kernel binPath= \path\to\vhidmini.sys and start the
> service with sc start TestSrv but it fails with:
>
>     [SC] StartService FAILED 1058:
>
>     The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because
> it has n
>     o enabled devices associated with it.
>
> --
> Aram Hăvărneanu
>
>
> "Aram Hăvărneanu" wrote:
>
> > I decided to start from the vhidmini sample but I can't install it on Windows
> > 7 32 bit.
> >
> > Y:\ws\kernel\vhidmini>devcon install vhidmini.inf
> > "{D49F883C-6486-400a-8C22-1A9EF48577E4}\HID_DEVICE"
> > Device node created. Install is complete when drivers are updated...
> > Updating drivers for devcon failed.
> >
> > I checked the logs at:
> >
> > %windir%\setupapi.log
> > %windir%\setupact.log
> > %windir%\setuperr.log
> > %windir%\inf\setupapi.app.log
> > %windir%\inf\setupapi.dev.log
> >
> > and I have found this in %windir%\inf\setupapi.dev.log
> >
> > >>>  [Device Install (UpdateDriverForPlugAndPlayDevices) - “{D49F883C-6486-400a-8C22-1A9EF48577E4}\HID_DEVICE”]
> > >>>  Section start 2009/12/04 15:23:58.556
> >       cmd: devcon  install vhidmini.inf
> > “{D49F883C-6486-400a-8C22-1A9EF48577E4}\HID_DEVICE”
> >      dvi: Set selected driver complete.
> >      dvi: {Build Driver List} 15:23:58.618
> >      dvi:      Searching for hardware ID(s):
> >      dvi:           “{d49f883c-6486-400a-8c22-1a9ef48577e4}\hid_device”
> >      cpy:      Policy is set to make all digital signatures equal.
> >      dvi:      Processing a single INF: 'y:\ws\kernel\vhidmini\vhidmini.inf'
> >      inf:      Opened INF: 'y:\ws\kernel\vhidmini\vhidmini.inf' ([strings])
> >      dvi: {Build Driver List - exit(0x00000000)} 15:23:58.618
> >      dvi: {DIF_SELECTBESTCOMPATDRV} 15:23:58.618
> >      dvi:      No class installer for 'Human Interface Devices'
> >      dvi:      No CoInstallers found
> >      dvi:      Default installer: Enter 15:23:58.618
> >      dvi:           {Select Best Driver}
> > !    dvi:                Selecting driver failed(0xe0000228)
> >      dvi:           {Select Best Driver - exit(0xe0000228)}
> > !    dvi:      Default installer: failed!
> > !    dvi:      Error 0xe0000228: There are no compatible drivers for this
> > device.
> >      dvi: {DIF_SELECTBESTCOMPATDRV - exit(0xe0000228)} 15:23:58.634
> > <<<  Section end 2009/12/04 15:23:58.634
> > <<<  [Exit status: SUCCESS]
> >
> > What am I missing?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > --
> > Aram Hăvărneanu
> >
> >
> > "Aram Hăvărneanu" wrote:
> >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I wish to develop 2 drivers. One will act as a virtual keyboard and the
> > > other as a virtual mouse.
> > >
> > > Can I start from the vhidmini sample? (src\hid\vhidmini -- it's not
> > > available in the lastest WDK, but it's in 6001.18002). From my understanding
> > > this is a miniclass driver that should work with kbdclass and mouclass, the
> > > class drivers for keyboards and mice. Basically all I would need is to
> > > generate IRPs for the class drivers to process, right?
> > >
> > > I never worked with HID, from my understanding HID drivers don't get IOCTLs,
> > > that's why, if you need to comunicate with the driver, you need to do it some
> > > other way. The vhidmini sample implements such a way. Also, never working
> > > with HID, I don't really know what/how to generate the IRPs.
> > >
> > > One thing I don't understand is how such a driver would work with multiple
> > > sessions.
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance for any resources and documentation!
> > >
> > > --
> > > Aram Hăvărneanu

 0
Utf
12/4/2009 4:06:01 PM
On Fri, 4 Dec 2009 05:34:01 -0800, Aram H?v?rneanu
<AramHvrneanu@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I decided to start from the vhidmini sample but I can't install it on Windows
>7 32 bit.
>
>Y:\ws\kernel\vhidmini>devcon install vhidmini.inf
>"{D49F883C-6486-400a-8C22-1A9EF48577E4}\HID_DEVICE"
>Device node created. Install is complete when drivers are updated...
>Updating drivers for devcon failed.

I had the same problem with the installation of vhidmini. Don't type
the devcon.exe ..... command directly into the command promp, but
instead create a batch file with this command inside and run it, in
this case it worked for me.

 0
Max
12/4/2009 9:28:48 PM
"Max" wrote:
>
> I had the same problem with the installation of vhidmini. Don't type
> the devcon.exe ..... command directly into the command promp, but
> instead create a batch file with this command inside and run it, in
> this case it worked for me.
> .
>

Same error.

--
Aram Hăvărneanu


 0
Utf
12/5/2009 10:51:01 AM
"Max" wrote:

>
> I had the same problem with the installation of vhidmini. Don't type
> the devcon.exe ..... command directly into the command promp, but
> instead create a batch file with this command inside and run it, in
> this case it worked for me.
> .
>

Didn't work on Windows 7, but worked on Windows 2003 Server x86. How is
running devcon.exe from a bat file any different to running it directly?

Also, I still can't load the driver with the service control manager api,
and although I can test the driver on NT 5.2 installed via bat file that
calls devcon, I need to be able to load it dynamically in my application.
Also, I need Windows Vista and 7.

Thanks,

--
Aram Hăvărneanu


 0
Utf
12/5/2009 11:49:01 AM
"Aram Hăvărneanu" wrote:

>
> How is
> running devcon.exe from a bat file any different to running it directly?
>

I think I may have an answer, I have copied the devcon line from the docs,
and in the docs it uses smart quotes. The bat file was created manually using
normal quotes. So that's why the bat file worked. If I type correct quotes in
the command line it works as well.

However I still have all the other problems (can't load the driver with the
SCM API, doesn't work on Windows 7, etc).

Thanks,

--
Aram Hăvărneanu

> Also, I still can't load the driver with the service control manager api,
> and although I can test the driver on NT 5.2 installed via bat file that
> calls devcon, I need to be able to load it dynamically in my application.
> Also, I need Windows Vista and 7.
>
> Thanks,
>
> --
> Aram Hăvărneanu
>

 0
Utf
12/5/2009 12:10:01 PM
Have you set the administrative privileges to the devcon.exe into
windows 7? About how to load the driver the source code of devcon
program are in the DDK, you can study it for understand how this
software is able to load the driver.

regards

On Sat, 5 Dec 2009 04:10:01 -0800, Aram H?v?rneanu
<AramHvrneanu@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>"Aram H?v?rneanu" wrote:
>
>>
>> How is
>> running devcon.exe from a bat file any different to running it directly?
>>
>
>I think I may have an answer, I have copied the devcon line from the docs,
>and in the docs it uses smart quotes. The bat file was created manually using
>normal quotes. So that's why the bat file worked. If I type correct quotes in
>the command line it works as well.
>
>However I still have all the other problems (can't load the driver with the
>SCM API, doesn't work on Windows 7, etc).
>
>Thanks,

 0
Max
12/5/2009 1:56:44 PM
"Max" wrote:

> Have you set the administrative privileges to the devcon.exe into
> windows 7?

Yes, I am running as admin and I have disabled UAC. I checked the logs, and
with that information I was able to load the driver on Windows 7. On 2003, I
was able to install the driver with the inf file and the sys file in the same
directory, however, if I tried to do the same on Windows 7, it didn't work.
Fortunately, the logs were of great help.

> About how to load the driver the source code of devcon
> program are in the DDK, you can study it for understand how this
> software is able to load the driver.
>

I didn't know the source code for devcon was available. I can't find it in
the current WDK. Probably I'm not looking where I need to. The SCM API is
really simple, the problem with the fact that it doesn't work is that I don't
know what to check. Are there any logs I should look into?

Thanks,

--
Aram Hăvărneanu


 0
Utf
12/5/2009 3:30:04 PM
you can't use the SCM to load a pnp driver.

d

--

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

"Aram Hăvărneanu" <AramHvrneanu@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D1887D42-7FCD-47BC-8B13-5FB097702D17@microsoft.com...
> "Aram Hăvărneanu" wrote:
>
>>
>> How is
>> running devcon.exe from a bat file any different to running it directly?
>>
>
> I think I may have an answer, I have copied the devcon line from the docs,
> and in the docs it uses smart quotes. The bat file was created manually
> using
> normal quotes. So that's why the bat file worked. If I type correct quotes
> in
> the command line it works as well.
>
> However I still have all the other problems (can't load the driver with
> the
> SCM API, doesn't work on Windows 7, etc).
>
> Thanks,
>
> --
> Aram Hăvărneanu
>
>
>
>> Also, I still can't load the driver with the service control manager api,
>> and although I can test the driver on NT 5.2 installed via bat file that
>> calls devcon, I need to be able to load it dynamically in my application.
>> Also, I need Windows Vista and 7.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> --
>> Aram Hăvărneanu
>>

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Doron
12/7/2009 7:38:10 PM
> However I still have all the other problems (can't load the driver =
with the=20
> SCM API

This is by design.

--=20
Maxim S. Shatskih
Windows DDK MVP
maxim@storagecraft.com
http://www.storagecraft.com


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Maxim
12/8/2009 1:16:58 PM

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I would like to enable logging on my SMTPVS. I am wondering how long these logs are kept and what performance issues this may cause..if any? Thanks Tony MCSE The performance issue would likely be negligible. However, the SMTP logs will be kept indefinitely - you'll want to delete them once in a while. -Josh "Tony" wrote: > I would like to enable logging on my SMTPVS. I am wondering how long these > logs are kept and what performance issues this may cause..if any? > > Thanks > Tony > MCSE ...

Keyboard settings are fixed in Outlook XP
Hi Folks, When I have installed the keyboard settings for the Russian (Cyrillian) keyboard next to the German or English keyboard, I have no chance to change the keyboard settings from Russian to German or English in the adress field of an email in Outlook . It is impossible to type in a email-Adress, because I can type in the field only cyrillian letters. In the text field there is no problem to change the keyboard settings, although it is primary set to Russian and standard settings for the keyboard are in German. I'm using Windows XP as well as Office XP and I don't have such probl...

How to get the Mouse Up event for a custom activeX control ?
Hi, I am using MFC and an activeX control.. I am putting my activeX control on the form.. Now, I want to have the mouse up event for this control... like if user presses mouse key anywhere on the control and leaves that key, i want to capture that event... So, is there any way to get that using MFC... ?? Please help me.. ===== Regards, Jigar Mehta If your control is in MFC, you should get the event as you normally would using the right macros. Your control should fire an event if you are trying to capture it outside the control (host). ----------- Ajay Kalra ajaykalra@yahoo.com ...

ps2 KeyBoard Port is not working
Hi, My PS2 Key Board port is not working. I have checked it all but i think it it damaged. I have usb Keyboard but My windows is not working. I want to install the windows. How I should do this. How i could install my windows using boot mode. If your BIOS is configured to recognize legacy USB devices, you may be able to boot up with the USB keyboard. Have you tried it? "Adnan" <adnankmk@gmail.com> wrote in message news:485029c0-9852-4e15-91fa-a00c18643e49@u5g2000prd.googlegroups.com... > > Hi, > > My PS2 Key Board port is not working. I have c...

virtual listview
how can i create a virtual listview to use with large data from database do i need to create 1st the listclòtrl in the dialog or i have to create evry thing in other mode http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/vcsample98/html/vcsmpvlistvw.asp?frame=true -- Regards Sheng Jiang Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Visual C++ http://www.jiangsheng.net http://blog.joycode.com/jiangsheng/ "mido1971" <mido1971@discussions.microsoft.com> д���ʼ� news:C708C64B-D503-4562-B0CF-1A162B5230EC@microsoft.com... > how can i create a virtual listview to use with large data f...

How can I go from one tab to another without using the mouse?
How can I go from one tab to another without using the mouse? Hi, CTRL and Page up/Page down -- Mike When competing hypotheses are otherwise equal, adopt the hypothesis that introduces the fewest assumptions while still sufficiently answering the question. "Cari" wrote: > How can I go from one tab to another without using the mouse? CTRL + PageUp and CTRL + PageDown will cycle you through the sheets. Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP On Tue, 30 Mar 2010 15:52:01 -0700, Cari <Cari@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote: >How can I go from one tab...

VIRTUALIZATION
Has anybody implement a virtualization with RMS? -- Akim Nasir TRCEPOS ...

CFileDialog cannot be moved in the left mouse button on MDI title
Hi all, I has problem and enigma. MDI app was created by MFC AppWizard(exe). This MDI app displays help document by F1 Key. If F1 key is pushed without help document, CFileDialog to select Help document(.chm) file is displayed. The problem occurs by operation as follows. - Delete Help Document(.chm). - You keep clicking title bar. - You push F1 key. CFileDialog is displayed. You notice that CFileDialog window cannot be moved. Would someone please help with this issue? I want to know the issue and solution. -Dev Env- Windows XP(32bit), VC6.0 SP6 -- Define -- CMainFrame class defines WinHe...

Keyboard Shortcuts
Is there any lists of keyboard shortcuts, specifically a shortcut to clear transaction in my checkbook. Thanks, Tim in Portland A search for "keyboard shortcuts" in Money help yielded the following list. But the quick answer to your question is "ctrl-M" will mark a transaction as cleared in the advanced register. "ctrl-shift-M" will mark it reconciled. Keyboard shortcuts Keyboard shortcuts allow you to quickly access and use features without using a mouse. To Press Copy text CTRL+C Insert today's date in the Date field CTRL+D ...

DMF 3.0 not working under Virtual PC or Virtual Server ?
Hi everyone, does somebody know if the DMF 3.0 won't work under Virtual PC or Virtual Server? I tried to import flatfiles (txt or csv) into MSCRM via DMF and it doesn't work at all. The CDF Staging DB has all the data from the flatfiles but the Migration doesn't work. No errors in logfile.. Maybe it's because of VPC? Any ideas? Greets from Germany, Romantischik I haven't tried it so I'm not sure, but it sounds unlikely to me that it wouldn't work on a VPC or Virtual Server. I know there are some language issues with DMF, but I'm no expert on that so ...

Problem installing driver
Hi All, When i try to install my USB driver in Windows Vista an error is displayed "The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it". When i open the device manager and see the device properties code 28 "The drivers for device are not installed" is shown. This only happens only when "Windows Update" service is disabled and stopped before installation. When this service is running I do not have any problems in installing the driver. Moreover, this error happens only when i use WDK ...