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Black Ice Software has developed and included a Visual Basic .NET install as part of the Resource Toolkit shipped with every release driver. The VB .NET install is provided in addition to the sample Install Shield script, and is based on the dInstallBlackIcePrinter function of the Black Ice printer driver Install DLL.
The purpose of the VB .NET 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 .NET install as a starting point for their own custom installation, or can convert the VB .NET install to their programming language of choice, such as C#, J#, etc.
The VB .NET install for the Black Ice printer drivers can easily be customized to meet a company’s specific need. Since the VB .NET 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 (BUMININT, 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.