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hi experts,

I have a MSE630 ENCODER connected to COM1. My problem is I want create a VB program that will read and write data into a card using that encoder but i dont know the command that im going to use. kindly help me on this. Im willing to give up to more points for this.
also kindly let me know how to read and write by TRACK. there are 3 tracks on this encoder.

thanks in advance.

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You will need the programming instruction kit (also reference to as the API) for the device on COM1.

The manual that accompanies the product should generally have these listed.

HTH

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hi gajendra,

I already have the command, by the way the device is a magnetic stripe reader/writer. my problem now is how can i make a program n VB that will wait for the card to be swiped. pls help. im willing to add more points.

thanks
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hi gajendra,

I already have the command, by the way the device is a magnetic stripe reader/writer. my problem now is how can i make a program n VB that will wait for the card to be swiped. pls help. im willing to add more points.

thanks
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Ok here goes.

1. Launch VB

2. Add "Microsoft Comm Control" from the Components dialog box to the tool box.

3. Drop the MSComm Control to your form.

4. Open the properties window and configure the properties...
   CommPort   - 1 for com1, 2 for com2
to indicate the port where the device is connected.
   Settings   - 9600,n,8,1
change as necessary depending on the manufacturer's specification. if nothing is specified this will do fine.

5. Now you can send out messages to the reader/writer using
   MSComm1.Output = themessage
and read from it
   themessage = MSComm1.Input

6. There are other properties like OutBufferSize, OutBufferCount, InBufferSize, InBufferCount and the event CommEvent use these as needed.

HTH

You will need you to send the detail commands for a more detailed entry.
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