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vrf BarCode reader integration

Question asked by hansolofalcon on Mar 5, 2004
Latest reply on Jul 23, 2014 by mimimimi
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"><html><head><META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"><meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Word 10 (filtered)"><title>RE: [vrf] BarCode reader integration</title><style><!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face     {font-family:Tahoma;     panose-1:2 11 6 4 3 5 4 4 2 4;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal     {margin:0in;     margin-bottom:.0001pt;     font-size:12.0pt;     font-family:"Times New Roman";}a:link, span.MsoHyperlink     {color:blue;     text-decoration:underline;}a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed     {color:blue;     text-decoration:underline;}p     {margin-right:0in;     margin-left:0in;     font-size:12.0pt;     font-family:"Times New Roman";}span.EmailStyle18     {font-family:"Times New Roman";     color:windowtext;     font-weight:normal;     font-style:normal;     text-decoration:none none;}@page Section1     {size:8.5in 11.0in;     margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in;}div.Section1     {page:Section1;}--></style></head><body bgcolor=white lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=blue><div class=Section1><p class=MsoNormal><font size=4 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>Hello (again) from </span></font><font size=4><span style='font-size:  14.0pt'>Gregg</span></font><font size=4><span style='font-size:14.0pt'> </span></font><font  size=4><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>C</span></font><font size=4><span style='font-size:14.0pt'> </span></font><font size=4><span style='font-size:  14.0pt'>Levine</span></font><font size=4><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>(Prefers plain text e-mail.)</span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=4 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size: 14.0pt'>Robert</span></font><font size=4><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>, canyou clarify that suggestion? </span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=4 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>I have one of the units here. It was one of the USB connected devicessupplied by IBM’s catalog sales departments. While that company, (notIBM), was in operation I had gotten the device to respond, it was interestingto see it correctly, and sometimes incorrectly identify the paper backed booksI have in my collection. The ideas behind the tagged entries in the catalog ofboth companies, never did pan out as far as I am concerned.</span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=4 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:14.0pt'>-------------------
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</span></font></p><div style='border:none;border-left:solid blue 1.5pt;padding:0in 0in 0in 4.0pt'><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>-----Original Message-----
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>From:</span></b> </span></font><font size=2  face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>Robert</span></font><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'> </span></font><font  size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>Reavis</span></font><fontsize=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>[mailto:robert@wscw.com]
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> </span></font><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>Friday, March 05, 2004</span></font><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'> </span></font><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>9:44 PM</span></font><font size=2face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> </span></font><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>VRF</span></font><fontsize=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> [vrf] RE: BarCode readerintegration</span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'> </span></font></p><div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Long Live the Cue Cat.  They are still available on theused equipment market, look ebay and google.  There are both keyboardwedge and USB versions.  Three years ago Radio Shack was giving them awayfor free.  Look at the google result and read all about them. </span></font></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'> </span></font></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>I have had excellent results using both versions with VEE.</span></font></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'> </span></font></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;  font-family:Arial'>Robert</span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> </span></font><font size=2  face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Reavis</span></font></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Warm Springs Computer Works</span></font></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'> </span></font></p></div><blockquote style='border:none;border-left:solid black 1.5pt;padding:0in 0in 0in 3.0pt;margin-left:3.4pt;margin-top:5.0pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:5.0pt'><div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>----- Original Message ----- </span></font></p></div><div style='font-color:black'><p class=MsoNormal style='background:#E4E4E4'><b><font size=2 face=Arial><spanstyle='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>From:</span></font></b><fontsize=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> <ahref="mailto:RBLEDSOE@Coinco.com" title="RBLEDSOE@Coinco.com">Ross Bledsoe</a> </span></font></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>To:</span></font></b><font size=2face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> <ahref="mailto:vrf@agilent.com" title="vrf@agilent.com">VRF</a> </span></font></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></font></b><font size=2face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Thursday, March 04, 2004</span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> </span></font><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>9:27 AM</span></font></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></font></b><font size=2face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'> [vrf] RE: BarCodereader integration</span></font></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'> </span></font></p></div><p><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>We havebeen using bar code scanners in manufacturing for years.  Our scannersemulate the keyboard input i.e. there are two cables coming off of the scannerthat plug inline to the key board.  In my VEE application I use a messagebox to prompt the operator to enter the serial number of the unit undertest.  They can scan it or type it in.  We are using PSC scannersmodel number 5317HP3442.  They support multiple bar code formats and areeasily programmed through a page of barcodes supplied by the manufacture.</span></font></p><p><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Hope thishelps</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Ross</span></font> </p><p><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>-----OriginalMessage-----</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>From: Willie Kiely [<ahref="mailto:Willie.Kiely@bourns.com">mailto:Willie.Kiely@bourns.com</a>]</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Sent: Thursday, March 04, 200410:51 AM</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>To: VRF</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Subject: [vrf] BarCode readerintegration</span></font> </p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'> </span></font></p><p><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>I havebeen requested to add barcode reader functionality to a program I</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>have.</span></font> </p><p><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>I have noexperience with using/interfacing with readers, and would like to</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>know the most effective way touse.....as a keyboard emulator, using a text</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>prompt, or polling a serial portfor the reader.</span></font> </p><p><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>I wouldappreciate advice from anyone who has integrated into their program.</span></font></p><p><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Regards,</span></font></p><p><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>-----OriginalMessage-----</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>From: Schlieker, Reiner [<ahref="mailto:reiner.schlieker@siemens.com">mailto:reiner.schlieker@siemens.com</a>]</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Sent: 04 March 2004 14:42</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>To: VRF</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Subject: [vrf] RE: VEE Colorizerfor better Detail View readability</span></font> </p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'> </span></font></p><p><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Thanks,Rolf!  This is a fantastic program (which should be included in VEE,</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>I think) I can't wait to try it, Iuse the old one all the time.  I hope</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>that I don't have to redefine allthe colours though...:o)</span></font> </p><p><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>_____________________________________</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Reiner Schlieker</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Test Equipment Designer</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Siemens Milltronics ProcessInstruments Inc.</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Phone: (705) 740-7553</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Fax:     (705)740-7692</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Email: reiner.schlieker@siemens.com</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Web:    www.siemens-milltronics.com</span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'> </span></font></p><p><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>-----OriginalMessage-----</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>From: Rolf Eichenseher [<ahref="mailto:Rolf.Eichenseher@porsche.de">mailto:Rolf.Eichenseher@porsche.de</a>]</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 4:54AM</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>To: VRF</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Subject: [vrf] VEE Colorizer forbetter Detail View readability</span></font> </p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'> </span></font></p><p><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Hi all, </span></font></p><p><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>I'veupdated my "VEE Colorizer" tool which which changes the color of</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>VEE'detail view objects dependingon their type; see the attached file.</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>The program is Free Software,licensed under the GPL.</span></font> </p><p><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Version1.0.0 is now a plain .exe file which runs out-of-the-box in a</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>console window.</span></font> </p><p><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Theprogram is written in Perl from www.cpan.org. It was then converted</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>to C using the "perlcc" </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>converter from the Perl package,and compiled into an Win32 .exe using</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>MS Visual C++ .NET (but any other Ccompiler should do). There is no</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>need for installing Perl unless youwant to change something.</span></font> </p><p><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Pleasefeel free to contact me: |roffe@gmx.net></span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Note that I'm switching my job, somails to</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>|rolf.eichenseher@porsche.de>won't reach</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>me after March 25, 2004. </span></font></p><p><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Have fun!</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>--</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Rolf Eichenseher</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Messtechnik/Kalibriertechnik ETM4</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Porschestr. </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>DE-71287 Weissach</span></font> </p><p><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>rolf.eichenseher@porsche.de</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Tel. 0711-911-4973</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Fax  0711-911-3819</span></font></p><p><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>---</span></font>
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