NOTES: 1. All SDK documentation and Sample code can now be accessed
from the Start menu under the "DYMO Label Software SDK" folder.
2. This SDK requires that DLS v7.2 (or later) software be installed
on the machine using the SDK functions. It also requires that a full
install of DLS, including all template groups, be present. A copy of
DLS is provided with all LabelWriter printers.
Contents 1. What's New 2. Files Included in the SDK
************* 1. What's New *************
The SDK now supports printing on the new LabelWriter 400, Twin Turbo, Duo,
ExecuLabel LM 450 and other DYMO tape printers.
This latest version of the DYMO SDK includes new .NET samples in C#, VB,
ASP.NET, and C++.
*********************** 2. Files Included in the SDK ************************
Below is a short description of all files installed by the SDK:
The "Documentation Folder" contains the "DYMO Label Software SDK Manual.pdf"
file. This is the reference manual for the DYMO SDK. It contains full
details on all functions, properties and structures used by the SDK.
It is recommended that you read this manual before you start developing
with the SDK.
This folder also contains the &ldquoWindows SDK FAQ.pdf&rdquo file. This
FAQ file contains answers to the most commonly asked questions
concerning our SDK. Please refer to it before contacting the SDK
2.1. "High Level COM" The "High Level COM" folder contains
sample code that uses the high- level COM interface of the SDK. The
sample applications show how to open a label file, set data on label
objects that are on the label file, and print the label. This is by
far the most common application for the DYMO SDK.
Samples are provided in Delphi, VB, Visual C++, C#.NET, VB.NET, ASP.NET, Visual
FoxPro, MS Access, and Power Builder. In addition, new .NET samples
are provided and illustrate roll selection in the LabelWriter Twin
To illustrate D1 tape printing using a LabelWriter DUO printer, we have provided
a sample written in VB. You will find this in a separate folder named
&ldquoTape SDK Sample&rdquo within the &ldquoHigh Level COM&rdquo folder.
To illustrate the SmartPaste functionality (a patented DYMO technology), we
have provided a sample written in C++ that allows you to SmartPaste data
from the Clipboard or a comma delimited file.
2.2. "Low Level COM" The "Low Level COM" folder contains
sample code that uses the low-level COM interface in the SDK. This
interface is significantly more difficult to develop and debug than
the high-level COM interface, and should not be attempted without
first trying the high-level COM interface. The samples show how to
open a label file, create and modify label objects on the label, and
render the label on the screen.
Low-level COM samples are provided in Delphi, VB, and Visual C++.
2.3. "IE Scripts" The "IE Scripts" folder contains
COM interface to print a label from Internet Explorer.
Note that these scripts are only compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer.
A separate example for printing from the Firefox browser is provided
2.4. "XPCOM" The &ldquoXPCom&rdquo folder contains
necessary files for printing from the Firefox browser. DYMO provides
XPCOM wrapper objects that provide access to the high-level COM
interface of the SDK. To use these wrapper objects, you will need to
install them. They are located in the "XPCom" folder and
may be installed by opening the &ldquoinstall.htm&rdquo file contained
in the XPCom folder.
2.5. "Firefox Scripts" The &ldquoFirefox Scripts&rdquo
folder contains a sample that illustrates label printing using the
high-level COM interface through the XPCOM wrapper in Firefox.
2.6. "DLL Calls" The "DLL Calls" folder contains sample
code that uses the DLL calls provided by the SDK. Like the low-level
COM interface, the DLL interface is significantly more difficult to
develop and debug than the high-level COM interface, and should not
be attempted without first trying the high-level COM interface. The
sample applications illustrate using DLL calls to open a label file,
create label objects on the file, and render the label on the screen.
The samples are in Delphi and Visual C++.
2.7. "DDE Calls" The "DDE Calls" folder contains sample
code that uses the DDE interface to control DLS to print labels. The
sample applications show how to open a label file, set data on the
objects that are on the label, and print the label. The sample code
is provided in Delphi, VB, Visual C++, and MS Access.
2.8. "Paper Size" The "Paper Size" folder contains VB
sample code that shows you how to select a paper size in a printer
driver when printing using Windows API.
Note that the DDE functionality in the SDK is only provided for backwards
compatibility. New applications should use the equivalent high-level
COM interfaces that are also provided by the SDK.