The "WinDriver Shared" — WDS — API provides convenient
user-mode wrappers to the basic WinDriver Shared
WD_xxx API, which is
described in the WinDriver PCI Low-Level API Reference.
The WDS wrappers are designed to simplify the usage of WinDriver. While you can
still use the basic
WD_xxx WinDriver API from your code, we
recommend that you refrain from doing so and use the high-level WDS API
NOTE: Some of the WDS API can be used both from the user mode and
from the kernel mode (from a Kernel PlugIn driver
The pci_diag sample utilize the WDS API, it also uses it through the high-level diagnostics code (wds_diag_lib/.c/.h).
The WDS API is part of wdapi1260
WinDriver\redist\wdapi1260.dll (Windows) / WinDriver/lib/libwdapi1260.so (Linux).
The source code for the WDS API is found in the WinDriver/src/wdapi directory.
The WDS interface is provided in the wds_lib.h
(found under the WinDriver/includes directory).
The following sections describe the WDS high-level