UMDF Objects and Interfaces

Warning

UMDF 2 is the latest version of UMDF and supersedes UMDF 1. All new UMDF drivers should be written using UMDF 2. No new features are being added to UMDF 1 and there is limited support for UMDF 1 on newer versions of Windows 10. Universal Windows drivers must use UMDF 2.

For more info, see Getting Started with UMDF.

The User-Mode Driver Framework (UMDF) is composed of a set of cooperating objects. The UMDF creates and manages a series of objects exposed to the user-mode device driver. Some of theses objects are created by the UMDF in response to application-triggered actions, such as an I/O request, while other UMDF objects are created when the driver calls UMDF interface methods. For example, to create an I/O queue object, the driver calls the IWDFDevice::CreateIoQueue method.

The following topics describe the core framework objects, the subset of the Component Object Model (COM) on which they are based, and the UMDF DDI programming model: