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arnoldb

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Hi! After a lot of R&D and testing, I have made a simple application  running on Windows CE 4.2 based Symbol Technologies MC9000c devices using FPC/Lazarus for doing barcode scanning.
My main problem was interfacing with the barcode scanning hardware - and I got it working today - using a unit interfacing to the Symbol scanning API.
My primary use for this will be in a proprietary warehouse management system - but there are many other possibilities.
I'd just like to thank EVERYONE involved with FPC / Lazarus for their efforts on making available a cross-platform development system!
I don't have my own web space (yet) - so I can't post the interface. The WMS application will have to remain proprietary, but anyone interested in the barcode scanning interface unit, give me a shout!  Currently, it is quick & dirty, but at least it works.

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Arnold

felipemdc

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RE: Barcode App on Symbol (now Motorolla) WinCE based handhe
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2007, 10:57:12 pm »
You are welcome,

You could add it as a component here:

http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/Components_and_Code_examples

We offer hosting space for Lazarus components on the Lazarus-CCR (provided they are open source). Just e-mail Vincent sending the code and he will add it.

Also, please create a Wiki page documenting the unit. Among the relevant information is: Download link and License. You can just use the pages about other components as models. If you´ve never edited a Wiki before, there are plenty of tutorials and we also offer a sand box to practice.

thanks,

arnoldb

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RE: Barcode App on Symbol (now Motorolla) WinCE based handhe
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2007, 09:28:58 pm »
Thanks - I'll first sort out the code a bit & convert it into a more practical open source & practical unit, then send on to Vincent, as well as make the Wiki - Have had no experience with this, so will go and try to build a couple of sand castles first ;-)

I got it to work, but mostly through trial & error, so I have to establish exactly what is what - all kinds of issues like Unicode character buffers etc.

Regards

Arnold

jabu

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RE: Barcode App on Symbol (now Motorolla) WinCE based handhe
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2008, 11:17:31 am »
Hello Arnold,

what is the actual status of the library for Symbol barcode scanner hardware. Now I am starting work with MC1000 with CE4.2 core and I'd like to join to this project - is possible?

zdenek.jaburek@massag.com

Hi Zdenek (jabu)

arnoldb

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RE: Barcode App on Symbol (now Motorolla) WinCE based handhe
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2008, 01:17:42 pm »
Hi Jabu - I can send you the units/libraries for scanning, but not sure if they will work for the MC1000.  I'll email them asap - don't have them with me right now.  Unfortunately the rest of the project I am working on is closed-source.

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RE: Barcode App on Symbol (now Motorolla) WinCE based handhe
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2008, 10:01:06 am »
Hello Arnold,

I have interrest of try Your unit for scaning. If is possible send it to me to my email - zdenek.jaburek@assag.com

Now I work on basic skeleton of WinCE application without KOL & MCK. This is my first project based on WinCE API and is difficult for me. I try FP&Lazarus&KOL&MCK on my earlier project for Opticon H19A scanner with Windows Mobile 6 - all working without problems like Delphi 7 on PC (barcode scanner works as keyboard) - now on MC1000 with CE 4.2 core nice world has been finished. The main problem of using KOL is aygshell.dll (SHCreateMenuBar) - in windows unit (aygshell.inc), this is every time in dependences even the project has no menu bar component. So application without KOL is evident way - but difficult.

Jabu

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RE: Barcode App on Symbol (now Motorolla) WinCE based handhe
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2008, 10:03:29 am »
Sorry Arnold, mistake in my email - correct is zdenek.jaburek@massag.com.

Jabu

alepio

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RE: Barcode App on Symbol (now Motorolla) WinCE based handhe
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2008, 10:01:35 pm »
I have some problem.
Can I have the Example?
ale.pio@tiscali.it
TKS

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Re: Barcode App on Symbol (now Motorolla) WinCE based handhelds
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2009, 06:45:49 am »
Hi Arnold

Could you please email the interface you used for Symbol barcodes to
membership at fjfresh dot com

Regards

Sandeep

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Re: Barcode App on Symbol (now Motorolla) WinCE based handhelds
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2009, 09:58:27 am »
Looking forward to the wiki article and the source zip. :-)

arnoldb

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Re: Barcode App on Symbol (now Motorolla) WinCE based handhelds
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2009, 10:57:39 am »
OK guys, I'll try to get it done this weekend.

Regards, Arnold

arnoldb

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Re: Barcode App on Symbol (now Motorolla) WinCE based handhelds
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2009, 07:12:31 pm »
Sandeep, I sent you the zipfile.

Vincent, I created the wiki entry http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/SymScan, and also sent you the zip file.

I hope this helps  :D

Regards, Arnold

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Re: Barcode App on Symbol (now Motorolla) WinCE based handhelds
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2009, 12:13:47 am »
Hi Vincent

Could you please upload the files sent by Arnold.

Regards

Sandeep

chrgra

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Re: Barcode App on Symbol (now Motorolla) WinCE based handhelds
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2009, 03:02:01 pm »
Arnold,

Happilly I have scored a secondhand symbol mc70. ;)
Please could you send me te library, because Vincent did not yet put the library on the wiki.

So i can start playing with it :-X

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arnoldb

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Re: Barcode App on Symbol (now Motorolla) WinCE based handhelds
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2009, 10:34:56 am »
Chris, I'll send the zip to you sometime in the next couple of days; don't have it with me currently and am out of town.
Regards, Arnold