The present invention relates to a control apparatus and method, an information processing apparatus and method, a recording medium and a program, and enables them to control a device more efficiently and reliably. If a remote controller 1 executes a search and detects a plurality of information processing apparatuses, respective operation panel information of the detected plurality of information processing apparatuses is requested. In response to the request, the operation panel information transmitted from the device is acquired by the remote controller 1 and the editing of the operation panel information is performed. Based on the operation panel information obtained by editing, the operation panels of the detected plurality of devices is displayed on the remote controller 1. The present invention is applicable to an information processing apparatus that is capable of controlling a variety of AV (Audio Visual) equipment and a home electrical appliance and the like through wireless communication.