Bluetooth hand scanner RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am new to Windows 8 development and looking to make a project in JS/HTML5 (which i have experience in).

    My requirement is to read a barcode using a handscanning device which is connected via bluetooth. I have searched the various existing API's concerning bluetooth. The ones i found however were focused on handling calls rather than data.

    Can anyone point me into the right direction?

    Thank you

    Friday, May 10, 2013 7:37 AM


  • Hello!

    I think you meant to post this in the Windows 8 Forum Here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winappswithhtml5/threads

    As for your question, if I recall correctly barcodes are just read in through scanners as keyboard input. So if windows 8 supports your Bluetooth scanner, it should just dump whatever it reads into a text box. I can't recall if they include a return character at the end though.

    • Proposed as answer by soldat329x Tuesday, June 4, 2013 12:45 AM
    • Marked as answer by Hazaart Saturday, June 29, 2013 9:11 AM
    Friday, May 10, 2013 1:18 PM