Retrieves the path of the root setting that can be overridden to install out-of-box device drivers in the specified configuration pass. Namespace: Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface
Assembly: Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface (in microsoft.componentstudio.componentplatforminterface.dll)


Visual Basic
Dim configurationPass As ConfigurationPass
Dim returnValue As String
returnValue = DriverPath.GetSettingPath(configurationPass)


Visual Basic
Public Shared Function GetSettingPath( _
		ByVal configurationPass As ConfigurationPass _
) As String
public static string GetSettingPath(
		ConfigurationPass configurationPass
static String^ GetSettingPath(
		ConfigurationPass configurationPass
public static System.String GetSettingPath(
		ConfigurationPass configurationPass
public static function GetSettingPath(
		 configurationPass : ConfigurationPass
) : String;



Configuration pass in which the settings will be applied.

Return Value

DriverPath encapsulates most of the detail settings that must be overridden to install out-of-box device drivers. However, there may be situations in which applications may want to access detail setting information, such as retrieving definitions (metadata) of those settings. Applications can call this method to obtain the path of the root setting and then work with AnswerFileSettingOverride and SettingDefinition objects. It is possible to use the returned setting path and instances of AnswerFileSettingOverride representing each setting override beneath directly to override settings required for out-of-box device driver installation. Doing this requires detailed knowledge of the components and settings. It is recommended that you use the interfaces in this class as much as possible.

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.


Development Platforms

Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows 2000

Target Platforms

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