The VisualDDK is a plugin for Microsoft Visual Studio allowing debugging device drivers right from the IDE. Additionally, a simple Driver Project Wizard is provided. This project brings the simplicity and convenience of Windows application development to the driver development world. No more manual creation of build scripts, copying of driver files, installing drivers from INFs, switching between WinDbg and the source editor or waiting for seconds after each step due to the extra-slow virtual COM port.
Just create a driver project using a convenient Driver Wizard, select a virtual machine, and enjoy debugging your driver directly from Visual Studio. Want to test a change? Just normally press Shift-F5, modify your driver, rebuild it and launch again. VisualDDK will unload the old driver, install the new one and load it automatically and quickly. Bored with WinDbg loading symbol files for minutes and looking up symbols for seconds? Just let VisualDDK optimize this for you using its own DIA-based symbol engine. Using C++/STLPort in your drivers? VisualDDK will natively visualize all STL containers and strings, as good as Visual Studio does for user-mode applications.
It is compatable with Visual studio 2005, 2008 and 2010, Windows XP DDK, WDK 6000, WDK 7600. Source code could be found in http://sourceforge.net/projects/visualddk/files/