I am planning on using a bar code scanner with a Visual Basic-written time and attendance system. I haven't started yet because I have no idea on how to get data from the bar code device. These are the things I need to know:
1. How do you read data from a bar code scanner using VB?
2. I read somewhere that I need to convert the bar code data into characters that will be readable by the language, how do I do that?
3. Do I need to use ActiveX Control? How?