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Interfacing with a barcode scanner

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Jay
I'd like to be able to capture barcode scans (ISBNs of books) from a barcode scanner.

I already have a barcode scanner which has a USB interface, and by default the scanner acts like a
second keyboard, putting ISBNs at the text cursor for the application that has focus.

I would instead like the ISBNs to go into a Visual C#.net programme that I am writing.

The scanner comes with a driver that can be installed to make it act like a COM port. From the
installation instructions: "The device will be mapped in the first free COM, after all physical and
virtual COMs already installed in your system."

So I need to capture the data from this com port.

I'm a relative beginner to Windows programming - does anyone have any advice or tips or sample code
or web links on how to capture the data from the com port?

Thanks in anticipation...
Sep 27 '06 #1
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Hi,

I'm just as new as you to windows programming, but I found this for
you. Not sure if it'll help...

http://www.jungo.com/support/techissues-samplecode.html

S. Cole

Jay wrote:
I'd like to be able to capture barcode scans (ISBNs of books) from a barcode scanner.

I already have a barcode scanner which has a USB interface, and by default the scanner acts like a
second keyboard, putting ISBNs at the text cursor for the application that has focus.

I would instead like the ISBNs to go into a Visual C#.net programme that I am writing.

The scanner comes with a driver that can be installed to make it act like a COM port. From the
installation instructions: "The device will be mapped in the first free COM, after all physical and
virtual COMs already installed in your system."

So I need to capture the data from this com port.

I'm a relative beginner to Windows programming - does anyone have any advice or tips or sample code
or web links on how to capture the data from the com port?

Thanks in anticipation...
Sep 28 '06 #2

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Jay
Thanks for your tip - I'll take a look.

Jay

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Hi,

I'm just as new as you to windows programming, but I found this for
you. Not sure if it'll help...

http://www.jungo.com/support/techissues-samplecode.html

S. Cole

Jay wrote:
I'd like to be able to capture barcode scans (ISBNs of books) from a barcode scanner.

I already have a barcode scanner which has a USB interface, and by default the scanner acts like a
second keyboard, putting ISBNs at the text cursor for the application that has focus.

I would instead like the ISBNs to go into a Visual C#.net programme that I am writing.

The scanner comes with a driver that can be installed to make it act like a COM port. From the
installation instructions: "The device will be mapped in the first free COM, after all physical
and
virtual COMs already installed in your system."

So I need to capture the data from this com port.

I'm a relative beginner to Windows programming - does anyone have any advice or tips or sample
code
or web links on how to capture the data from the com port?

Thanks in anticipation...

Sep 30 '06 #3

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