Currently I'm working with a Star TSP143 USB, and a standard cash drawer. Currently I can use the print driver to open the cash drawer on print, but I need to find a way to open the cash drawer by Star's programming logic, rather then automatically by the driver. Example I want to print 4 seperate things, and open the cash drawer on the last print. Now if I use the driver, it will trigger the cash drawer all 4 times. Star lists the function to open the cash drawer as a hex 7 or dec 7, and gives the following VB code.
This obvisouly will only work with using Star's com object. I need to be able to reproduce this functionality inside of Filemaker, and still maintain cross platform compatibility. It would be possible to write a simple VB app and execute it to print, and/or use Apple script on the mac side of things to do the same thing, but I'm looking for away around writing external programs. (VB Script on the pc, Apple script on the mac would be the most perfered method)