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by midnightrambler905
Mar 06, 2011 22:10
Forum: Beginners
Topic: I am not sure where else to go
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

I am not sure where else to go

I am an old programmer, and gonna try again to get my feet wet with FB. I am an application developer, so I am looking for examples that I can read and play with - visual controls (buttons, text boxes etc as well as something more complicated like a page with dual tabs (both vertical & horizonta...
by midnightrambler905
May 28, 2010 2:11
Forum: Hardware Interfaces / Communication
Topic: Tip: Event driven RS232 class (windows)
Replies: 22
Views: 17264

another question regarding this thread

Hi Guys: I know its been almost a year since my last post, but I have a question. I have been reveiwing all the past posts, and some of my email, but the answer eludes me. When i went thru the FAQs, it says that FB does not support USB ports, but I have foundreferences to USB HID devices (not truly ...
by midnightrambler905
Aug 11, 2009 16:07
Forum: Hardware Interfaces / Communication
Topic: Tip: Event driven RS232 class (windows)
Replies: 22
Views: 17264

Success

Thanks for your help phishguy. I stripped everything out that I didnt need and made the code as compact aspossible and have a VERY simple little module to import scanned barcodes into the old app. Really kind of embarassing at how long it took me (I think i was WAY too cautious and apprehensive when...
by midnightrambler905
Aug 10, 2009 14:11
Forum: Hardware Interfaces / Communication
Topic: Tip: Event driven RS232 class (windows)
Replies: 22
Views: 17264

ezterm

I have been looking at the EZTERM program was thinking I could modify it. Yes, the data is simple ASCII text using a CR (I beleive, but testing will bear that out shortly), and yes this old app is DOS based but still works like a charm on an XP platform. Like I said earlier, I will be attempting to ...
by midnightrambler905
Aug 09, 2009 0:51
Forum: Hardware Interfaces / Communication
Topic: Tip: Event driven RS232 class (windows)
Replies: 22
Views: 17264

thanks phishguy... here is my need in a nutshell

While I fully intend to go over your examples in detail (ezterm looks like it might work for being able to test my barcode scanner) I will give you the gist of what I am specifically looking to build. I have to add barcode scanning into a system written in Clipper - which does not support serial inp...
by midnightrambler905
Aug 08, 2009 15:51
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: An old NEWBIE
Replies: 18
Views: 2855

thanks Dave

Im gonna take you up on that offer.... I put a post in the HARDWARE INTERFACE/COMMUNICATION forum (TIP: event driven RS232 class). it was following an existing thread, and was an existing program. works to write out to a serial device, but i want to be able to pull data froma a barcode scanner. Whil...
by midnightrambler905
Aug 07, 2009 21:38
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: An old NEWBIE
Replies: 18
Views: 2855

thanks vince

I read those posts already (among MANY MANY others so far). and already got the freeBasic compiler going with fbIDE so far. but man oh man are my skills rusty and old -- where is that WD40 when you need it LOL
by midnightrambler905
Aug 07, 2009 21:10
Forum: Hardware Interfaces / Communication
Topic: Tip: Event driven RS232 class (windows)
Replies: 22
Views: 17264

your event driven RS232 program

Hello D.J. I have looked at your program and was wondering how I would/could modify it to pick up data froma barcode scanner. I am new to FB, so your probably thinking it is self explanatory, but I just cant seem to get the hang of your Com.Receive. Specifically I would like to be able to scan 1 bar...
by midnightrambler905
Aug 07, 2009 21:03
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: An old NEWBIE
Replies: 18
Views: 2855

An old NEWBIE

Hello People, I gotta say only found freeBasic a couple of days ago, and I am both impressed and overwhelmed at the same time.... so much to read, so much to learn, and too many things to do LOL I am an OLD programmer who wants to get back in the game... I was just wondering if there would happen to...

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