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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 W7 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 Win7 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 Win7 Test mode without signing it?
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