Getting Your Feet Wet …. with WPD Development

Here’s a common question we get from developers:

“I read about WPD from the MSDN library, but where do I download the samples, tools and build environment that are mentioned in the docs?“

Writing a WPD Application 

To get started on developing a WPD application, download the Windows SDK.  This contains the header and library files, build environment, and code for a sample WPD application.

Writing a WPD Driver

To get started on developing a WPD driver, download the Windows Driver Kit.   This contains sample drivers, tools, build environment, and documentation for WPD and User Mode Driver Framework.  

We recommend using WPDInfo and WPDMon as debugging and testing tools for driver development.   These are bundled into the Windows Driver Kits.  For more details on these tools, refer to the "WPD Tips" Whitepaper.

Need more tips and tricks?  One of our WPD enthusiasts has written a blog with tons of WPD and Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) how-tos.


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