Connect to barcode scanner from website

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inga2005

Hi!
Does anyone know if it is possible to, from a website, connect to a
barcode scanner connected to a client pc?
I have done this with a winform app but thats simple, now I want to do
the same thing from a website.
I'm using asp.net 2.0 and c#

Regards Erik
 
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Louis Somers

If the scanner is connected to the client machine, you will need to make an
ActiveX control or browser plugin in order to interact with anything outside
the browser.

If the scanner is connected to the ASP-server, you'll need to create a
service that monitors the scanner and stores the barcodes somewhere where ASP
can pick them up. If you want real-time feedback in the browser you will have
to do some AJAX polling. Another option would be to use either SilverLight or
Adobe Flash (Air) to open a listener socket to receive live info from
whatever is scanned.

Quite compressed info, hope it helps,
Louis
 

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