Printing question

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Subject: Printing question
Posted by:  Markus.Humm (markus.hu…@freenet.de)
Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2007

Hello,

I have now a pos printer and want to enable my application to use it.
Unfortunatelly it only comes with a Windows 2000/XP driver but will be
used on a laptop with Windows ME. It has a parallel port and supports
ESC/Pos emulation from Epson and I have the programming manual as well.

My development system is a Windows XP computer, my first atempt to
install ME into a VM failed due to it being a OEM recovery CD which
found out that my VM wasn't the right PC... And as I wanted to look into
the batch files used by the recovery installer on the host PC my anti
virus intervened claiming to have found a virus...grr!

The question is, I had done printer programming in the past under DOS so
I'm fairly familiar with sending ESC sequences etc.
I'd like to know whether ME has a text only printer driver which I could
use and then simply send the necessary ESC sequences on my own? Can I do
this using TPrinter? I don't linke to talk directly to the LTP port
under Windows as I like to keep the app. portable.

Even if there is some dedicated Windows driver for any given printer is
there some standard way to send control characters to it?

Greetings

Markus

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