How to get printer driver version from the registry

Ca anybody tell me how to display printer driver version using VC++

right now I ma seeing the driver version is in REG_BINARY  I want to disply in string. Can you pl tell me how to do it.

Thanks
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jkrCommented:
From where in the registry are you trying to get this information?
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aparida123Author Commented:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Print/Windows NT x86/Drivers/Version-3/HP LaserJet 1200 Series PCL

Field name: DriverVersion
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jkrCommented:
I would not rely on that registry entry - just checked the machines around here and got binary zeros for that. Bettr take the driver'd DLL name and retieve the verson from the file using the technique presented in http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;167597 ("SAMPLE: GetVers.exe Specifies Component FileVersion and #Version")
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