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Delphi with SmartCards, RFID, PC/SC

Posted on 2009-02-19
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21

I am looking for a preferably working example on how to program smartcards, I am not familiar with how they work, and so far I have only been able to extract serial numbers...

I wish to implement support for smartcards with winscard.dll, and I will set 500 points to this question if anyone is able to provide me a working example...

I also need a way to access the Masterfile, read and write.
Question by:joepezt
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Paranormastic earned 600 total points
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Smartcard programming is rough - don't expect to crank out a product in a short period of time in most cases.

Here's a good starter tutorial for using winscard:

Here are a few more good starting articles - there is some code examples and code usage information in there, not sure how much of it you will find useful or not.  Note many of these have multiple tiered links to other pages that you may find useful.




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thank you, not a fully solutions, but it sohuld be ok for now, just hope it will give me some more starting pooints
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Like I said, smartcard programming is pretty rough.  You're not likely to find much for code examples out there because most of it will be proprietary.  It starts off looking pretty simple until you realize that it is one of the more complex things to work on, depending how far into it you get for your product.  Really the best way to go about this is to just take the time and really learn it by reading it and doing what you can to piece things together into your own code for learning.  

The company I used to work for had worked on their code for over 25 years with half a dozen very talented developers - and pretty much all it did at the end of the day was handle certificates and single sign-on.  They were one of the leaders because they were more heavily integrated into various products and were able to try to work through stability and compatibility issues.

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basically, I know nothing at all about these, either they are smartcards or RFID cards, they both run pC/SC, rfid can run in legacy mode, however.. we got some cards here I would likee to study to see what the applications are doing to the cards in order to store data I know some of these cards can ecen execute code

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