Visual Basic Sample Installation - Black Ice Printer Driver API

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Black Ice Software has developed and included a Visual Basic install as part of the Resource Toolkit shipped with every release driver. The VB install is provided in addition to the sample Install Shield script, and is based on the dInstallBlackIcePrinter

The purpose of the VB install is to provide developers with an example of how to install the Black Ice printer drivers using a package other than Install Shield. Developers can use the VB install as a starting point for their own custom installation, or can convert the VB install to their programming language of choice, such as C#, VB .NET, etc.

The VB install for the Black Ice printer drivers can easily be customized to meet a company’s specific need. Since the VB install calls a single function of the Black Ice printer driver Install DLL, developers only have to change the parameters of this one function call to reflect their specific printer requirements, such as changing the printer name, port name, printer driver file names, etc. Developers can change specific settings of the Black Ice printer drivers at install time by using the BlackIceDEVMODE DLL or OCX, or they can customize the ini file (BIMININT, for example in the case of the TIFF/Monochrome Printer Driver for Desktop) to install the driver with a specific configuration as the default settings for all users of the Black Ice printer driver.

Additionally, the VB install for the Black Ice printer drivers provides a concrete example of how to install multiple copies of the Black Ice printer drivers on the same system.

The source code is not available in DEMO API/Resource Toolkit.