WDDM development road map

Illustration of a roadmap with the acronym 'WDK' superimposed on a highway.

The Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) requires that a graphics hardware vendor supply a paired user-mode display driver (UMD) and kernel-mode display driver (KMD; also referred to as a display miniport driver).

To create these display drivers, perform the following steps:

These are the basic steps. Additional steps might be necessary based on the needs of your individual driver.