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[Tutorial] INF Part-2 "[Strings]"

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The "Strings" section is generally the last section in the INF file, a string key defined in this section may be used anywhere in the INF file that the corresponding string would be used. Using a strings key requires that it be enclosed in percent signs (%)



A unique name consisting of letters and digits.


A string consisting of letters, digits, or other printable characters. It should be enclosed in double-quotation marks if the corresponding strings key is used in a type of item that requires double quotation marks.

The Strings section makes translation of strings for international markets easier by placing all strings that can be displayed at the user interface when the INF file is used in a single section of the INF file. Strings keys should be used whenever possible.

Here is an example of what Strings are used for

Somewhere in the INF file you may find something like %String0%. To find out what that will get translated/expanded to simply look under the [strings] section and you will find the answer

String0="My Application";<- This is %String0%
String1="My Application Readme File"


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