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    Activating barcode scanner with VBA

    We have just gotten a Dell barcode scanner to use with a Dell Rugged tablet 7202, which we want to use for scanning barcodes of material numbers into a userform textboxes.
    The drivers works fine and i can activate the scanner in demo applications, and also use the magnet strip reader to input data into excel.

    The problem with the scanner is, that unlike a serial/USB barcode reader, is that it does not have a trigger button, so that has to be programmed somehow.

    So far i haven't been able to find any simple programs to activate the scanner send the input to the active application, possibly Excel, and then turn of the scanner again.
    Alternatively a solution could be to code a button in the userform to start the scanner and turn it of again after scanning, but I don't know what command to use in order to code that button.

    Any help would be much appreciated, as my web searches so far have been unsuccessful.

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    Re: Activating barcode scanner with VBA

    Unless someone on here has first hand experience with that particular scanner, I think you are going to have to search the Dell web site for programming manuals.
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    Re: Activating barcode scanner with VBA

    After Dell escalated the question, I got some files that did the trick after a couple of days.

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