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Bar Code Reading [message #184530] Wed, 26 July 2006 22:55 Go to next message
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Registered: July 2006
Location: Pakistan
I want to Implement the functionality of 'Bar Code Reading' In my application. How can I do that?
Is there any SDK i needed or What else?
Thanks In Advance

Qadeer Ahmed
Re: Bar Code Reading [message #184539 is a reply to message #184530] Thu, 27 July 2006 00:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Registered: April 2006
Location: Philippines
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I have tried bar code reader in another language and ther's no development kit needed. The bar code reader writes date where your cursor is.(eg. textbox)
Re: Bar Code Reading [message #193881 is a reply to message #184530] Tue, 19 September 2006 15:48 Go to previous message
Kevin Meade
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Registered: December 1999
Location: Connecticut USA
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What the prior poster is saying is right on. BarCode readers and other devices use what is called a KEYBOARD WEDGE. This device (part of the device or its cable) make the device appear to be a keyboard doing simple data entry. As such, whatever field your cursor is positioned to, it gets the simulated keystrokes.

many devices work this way. Sometimes you have to plug them into a keyboard that has slots to accept these devices, othertimes not. It all depends on the device.

Good luck, Kevin
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