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Developing a POS Application

2/27/2008

Microsoft Point of Service for .NET (POS for .NET) provides classes and tools that make writing robust POS applications simple and easy.

Service Object classes represent POS peripheral devices, supplying the properties, methods, and events that are defined in the Unified Point of Service (UPOS) Retail Peripheral Architecture specification.

The PosExplorer class lets applications enumerate installed POS devices, instantiate Service Objects for them, and receive Plug and Play events when a POS peripheral device is connected or disconnected.

With the POS Device Manager command-line tool, administrators can configure POS devices attached to the system.

Typical POS Application Architecture

Describes the POS for .NET application architecture and organization.

POS for .NET API Support

Provides an overview of POS for .NET API support and links to specific important API classes and conceptual topics.

Event Handler Sample

Demonstrates the use of POS for .NET events in an application.

POS for .NET v1.12 Features

Provides a high-level overview of the POS for .NET system.

POS Device Manager

Describes the use of the POS Device Manager to configure a POS for .NET installation.

Developing a Custom Service Object

Demonstrates how to create a POS for .NET application, which uses Service Objects to communicate with hardware devices.

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