ASP.Net and Barcode Scanner

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by chris_gpf1, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. chris_gpf1

    chris_gpf1 Guest

    Hi,
    I'm working on a website where the user will have to scan a barcode
    with a serial barcode scanner.

    I get the scanner working and reading the barcode, but when I want to
    write the string in a Textbox, it's not working. The Textbox remain
    blank.

    Here's the code:


    WithEvents _comPort As New IO.Ports.SerialPort
    Delegate Sub SetValue(ByVal barcode As String)

    Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As
    System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load
    ' Initialize the scanner.
    End Sub

    Sub ShowValue(ByVal barcode As String)
    TextBox1.Text = barcode
    End Sub

    Private Sub ReadBarcode(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As
    IO.Ports.SerialDataReceivedEventArgs) Handles _comPort.DataReceived

    Dim value As String
    Dim targetMethod As Reflection.MethodInfo =
    Me.GetType().GetMethod("ShowValue")
    Dim deleg As SetValue =
    DirectCast([Delegate].CreateDelegate(GetType(SetValue), Me,
    targetMethod), _
    SetValue)

    value = _comPort.ReadLine
    deleg.Invoke(value)
    End Sub


    Can somebody help me please!
    Thanks

    Chris
     
    chris_gpf1, Jul 26, 2007
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  2. chris_gpf1

    ThunderMusic Guest

    hi,
    you seem to do everything server side... but I think what you want to
    achieve should be done client-side. imagine if you were to start 2 clients
    connected to the page, which one your server will send the text to? (both?)
    and it would mean the scanner is plugged in your server, which may not be
    what you want.

    I think the solution will be to get the value using javascript... can
    javascript interact with COM ports, not that I know of...

    The solution you may have is to install certain drivers (some serial scanner
    have) so the input from your scanner is translated as if it were typed on
    the keyboard. Then you'd not have to worry anymore about your scanner.

    I hope it helps

    ThunderMusic
     
    ThunderMusic, Jul 26, 2007
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  3. chris_gpf1

    chris_gpf1 Guest

    The solution you may have is to install certain drivers (some serial scanner
    Thanks for the idea!

    Did not found this option in the drivers but I made a program in
    VB.Net that redirect the COMPort Input to keyboard and it's working
    fine!

    Chris
     
    chris_gpf1, Jul 27, 2007
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