Patent Number: 8,881,135

Title: Information processing apparatus for associating event information in an image input device with an application program that operates according to the event information

Abstract: A method for controlling an information processing apparatus which can be connected to an image input device, by installing an application program and a control program, can activate the application program by an event occurring by user's operations in the image input device, and cause the control program to control the image input device by an instruction of the application program includes installing the control program in an operating system of the information processing apparatus, determining whether the application program is installed in the information processing apparatus, when the application program is not installed, installing on the information processing apparatus an event correspondence application program which can be activated by the same event as the application program and can install the application program in the information processing apparatus, and registering the event correspondence application program as an application program which is activated by the event in the information processing apparatus.

Inventors: Yamamuro; Soichi (Tsukubamirai, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G06F 9/45 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00