BarCode API for CE

Hi All,
does anyone knows, where i can find a barcode api / library for the windows CE O/S
i need to be able to read a barcode  using the device (no desktop connection) and store that number in y local device DB for later use.

any ideas ?

Shay
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AxterCommented:
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JeffGriggCommented:
You shouldn't need a special API:  Bar code input should appear to your application as if the user typed it in.  (If you really want to know that it was *NOT* user input, I suppose you could time their "typing speed."  ;-)

See product info at...
 http://www.pygmy.com/ce_barcode.htm
 http://www.lifelinetechnology.com/barcodwancfc.html
 http://store.yahoo.com/pcsound/354927.html
(No, I don't sell this stuff.  ;-)

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eeyore7250Commented:
Have you got your barcode scanner connected to your ce device?

If you do, it is quite simple to collect a barcode through the scanner. All you do is select the control where you wan't the barcode number to appear then scan the barcode.

You could have it so that on the change event for the control it saves back to the database.
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