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Windows 7: Custom XML for device stage

08 Apr 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Custom XML for device stage


Lately I've connected a Creative Zen V player to my PC and got hit by nice device stage window.
Problem is that since Windows 7 is in beta there are very little supported devices in device stage and I would like to add one on my own.

Anyone tried to create custom XML file (google says those are the files with device definitions) for a unsupported device on his own? I can't even locate those files on my PC :/

Btw. I'm trying to add my Sony-Ericsson w950i phone.


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08 Apr 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Oh never matter. Got it, I think at least. Didn't have time to play with it yet.

If anyone wants to add his device manually to device stage here are the links:

General info -
White paper on creating metadata -
How to Create a Device Metadata Package for the Devices and Printers Folder
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08 Apr 2009   #3

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook

Hi IronHalik,
Thanks for the info.
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09 Jul 2009   #4

windows 7
Did the behavior and tasks work?

Did you make the enhanced feature to work? I have Windows 7 RC. I can make the basic PackageInfo.xml, WindowInfo.xml, DeviceInfo.xml work. However, I cannot make the behavior.xml and tasks.xml work. In other words, if I double click the the device ico in Devices and Printers, no thing happens. If you made it work, what is your metadata package structure? Did you simply use Windows 7 Test mode without signing it?
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