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Disable manual entry but not the scanner

Posted on 2013-01-29
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Hello All

I want my C# code to disable manual entry in the textbox but not the scanner.
By using scanner only we can write in the textbox.How we will do it as by disabling the manual entry , I am not able to use scanner also.

Thanks in advance,
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by:Scobber
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Im assuming you are talking about a barcode scanner.

You should be able to configure it as a virtual com port, 9600bps
Use that to capture the scanned data, through a io.serial.port

Make the textbox locked, and pipe the data straight onto the control.
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by:BYTECHINDIA
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Handling of scanner is not in our hand then by c# code only,can we handle it?
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Your last post seems very deep and philosophical. If the scanner (again assuming barcode) is behaving as a keyboard wedge, then no. as its emulating typing on the keyboard.
You can do it by reprogramming the reader as a virtual serial reader, (use scan codes) and use the io namespace in c#
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by:BYTECHINDIA
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Thanks.
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