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Beginner: Printing Bar Code39 help

Beginner: Printing Bar Code39 help

Beginner: Printing Bar Code39 help

(OP)
I am new at this. I have a barcode font (code39), and am trying to print a bar code so a symbol scanner can scan it.
I printing it with a Visual Basic App. The bar code prints great on the laser printer, but it won't scan.

VB Code
Printer.FontName = BAR_CODE_FONT
Printer.FontSize = BAR_CODE_SIZE
Printer.Print "21280"

I'm obviously missing something here. Do I have to add special characters?

RE: Beginner: Printing Bar Code39 help

Yes.

Code39 requires Start and Stop characters; these are both the "*" character, so your output needs to be:

Printer.Print "*21280*"

RE: Beginner: Printing Bar Code39 help

(OP)
Thanks. I now feel very, very dumb due to the simplicity of it.

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