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Underline character is incorrectly displayed in "Driver File Details" in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016

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Consider the following scenario in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016:

  • You open the Driver File Details dialog box of the Device Manager window to view the name in the Provider field.
  • The string resources of the driver include an ampersand (&) in the Provider name.

In this scenario, the Provider name is not displayed correctly. Instead of the ampersand, you see an underline character (_).



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This problem occurs because the dialog resource of the Driver File Details dialog box does not use the SS_NOPREFIX window style. If the window style is not specified, Windows recognizes the ampersand as an access key for a menu or menu command. 

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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Article Info
Article ID : 4100464
Revision : 7
Created on : 4/4/2018
Published on : 4/4/2018
Exists online : False
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