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How to read data from credit card machine in c#?

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  • hi

    I want to develop a project which reads data after swiping the credit card and populate controls using c#? I am new to this and I want to know which machines are used to connect to the PC, Ports  and how to read credit card details.

    Can anybody explain me in detail and share your experience who are working on sales project ?

    thanks in advance

    Monday, June 28, 2010 1:45 PM

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  • I have no experience with that, but in my experince in hardware automation, the best way to do this is to try contact a manufacturer or go to their website and check for a SDK. Hopefully they will even have a .net library to help you code towards the credit card machine. But it's very likely it will depend on the machine's manufacturer. They will probably have guides to how to code in them.
    "To alcohol! The cause of and solution to all of life's problems." - Homer Simpson
    • Marked as answer by Helen Zhou Monday, July 05, 2010 3:18 AM
    Monday, June 28, 2010 2:06 PM
  • My experience in doing this was the card reader devices came with the drivers necessary for actually handling the reading of data off of the card. We then used POS for .NET (appropriately named in 2 ways) to handle card swipe events and box the data into more or less easy to use objects.

    So maybe check out POS for .NET:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms828083(WinEmbedded.10).aspx

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb429024(WinEmbedded.11).aspx

     

    • Marked as answer by Helen Zhou Monday, July 05, 2010 3:18 AM
    Monday, June 28, 2010 9:48 PM

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  • I have no experience with that, but in my experince in hardware automation, the best way to do this is to try contact a manufacturer or go to their website and check for a SDK. Hopefully they will even have a .net library to help you code towards the credit card machine. But it's very likely it will depend on the machine's manufacturer. They will probably have guides to how to code in them.
    "To alcohol! The cause of and solution to all of life's problems." - Homer Simpson
    • Marked as answer by Helen Zhou Monday, July 05, 2010 3:18 AM
    Monday, June 28, 2010 2:06 PM
  • thanks

    I will find out with manufactures and If you find any helpful information plese let me know

     

    Monday, June 28, 2010 2:25 PM
  • My experience in doing this was the card reader devices came with the drivers necessary for actually handling the reading of data off of the card. We then used POS for .NET (appropriately named in 2 ways) to handle card swipe events and box the data into more or less easy to use objects.

    So maybe check out POS for .NET:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms828083(WinEmbedded.10).aspx

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb429024(WinEmbedded.11).aspx

     

    • Marked as answer by Helen Zhou Monday, July 05, 2010 3:18 AM
    Monday, June 28, 2010 9:48 PM
  • If you already have a reader, then look at the documentaton. If you don't have a reader, then be sure to get one that has good documentation.

    Sam Hobbs; see my SimpleSamples.Info
    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 6:44 AM