Emulating a barcode scanner trigger
Posted on 2009-02-21
I am developing apps for a Symbol MC9090 barcode scanner (or similar). I've installed the Symbol/Motorola EMDK (SDK) for .Net 2.0 and the Windows Mobile 5 SDK. I have loaded one of the sample EMDK apps, CS_BarcodeControlSample1, via VS2008 and have F5ed it to compile it & deploy it to the emulator. The app's screen displays on the emulator but I have not figured out how to emulate the barcode scanner's trigger. Thus, no barcodes appear in the target listview. I expected to be able to manually enter barcode numbers via the emulator's keyboard device.
My question: what good is the emulator if it cannot emulate the trigger? If I had a real scanner I wouldn't need the emulator. Thus, how can I develop and test barcode scanner-aware apps without having a real barcode scanner?
Thanks for your time and wisdom.