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Opos Question


I want to know if it is possible to install opos drivers programmatically; I am using the OPOS common control activeX controls. I am programming an epson TM-88II printer, So to use the POS printer activeX control I have to be able to access the device using a link name for the printer. I can do this using the utility provided with the Epson ADK called SetupPOS ver2.0. Here I can give it a link name such as PosPrinter1, and then use this name to initialise the activeX controls. So my question is, I don't want to have to install the Epson ADK on each end PC my software is installed, I would like to be able to install the OPOS driver and setup up the "PosPrinter1" service programmatically. Now I think this will require some calls to CreateService() and StartService() but I have no idea what driver name etc is. So if anyone can help me out thats done this before I'ld be greatfull.
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>>I have no idea what driver name etc is

On a machine with the ADK installed, check that in the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services
You can install Epson OPOS drivers automatically as folow :
* do a manual install on a PC and use EPSON ADK to set POSPrinter communication parameters (and logical names).
* when finished and tested the POSPrinter ; go to registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\OLEforRetail
and make export its content to a reg-file 'EpsonPOSPrinter.reg' (some name).
* in order to automatically install the Epson OPOS utility, make a batch file with command :
setup.exe /a "C:\INSTALL\OPOS\Epson220\EpsonPOSPrinter.reg"

It'll install the Epson utility and set all needed registry settings.

Hope this helps.
auk_ieAuthor Commented:
Thanks jlsjls

Can I request you to have a look at this question, Its about printing the euro sybol to the printer

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