I have an application we are writing that needs to scan bar codes. From everything I have read the USB and PS2 scanners sound like they work like a keyboard. so bascially anytime someone scans the output will popup in the what ever application is being run on the computer.... like if I was in notepad then it would pop up there. is this correct? or do the USB scanners act like a serial COM1 or COM2 or whatever and I would see the data only when I ask for it?
so in other words do the USB version need a driver and then act like a COM port?
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