Posted on 2004-07-31
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.