I'm trying to reverse-engineer a function in IDA Pro that was originally identified by IDA as such (I was able to rename it into Device_CreateCloseIoControl):

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but I know that this function was originally compiled as this:

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where DEVICE_OBJECT and IRP structs are defined in wdm.h from Windows Driver Kit.

So I'm curious, is there a way to rename this function to make IDA use those custom types? (Included in a specific header file.)

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To do this you need to do the following:

  1. Define or import structures involved in function definition if not defined yet. You can add a structure via Structures window (View-->Open Subviews-->Structures, or Shift-F9) , import the header file via File-->Load file-->Parse C header file, or Ctrl-F9 (this will also import typedefs if needed) or use a type library as described in How to import Windows DDK headers into IDA? .
  2. After that you should locate cursor at the function definition, press Y and enter C function prototype as it stated in the function definition.

Good luck.

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