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Open barcode software from Access

Open barcode software from Access

Open barcode software from Access

Hi all,
I wish to open Barcode software from Access 2000 and print a barcode label from detail data in Access.
I am not familiar with the "shell" of other softare from Access. Any help appreciated.

RE: Open barcode software from Access

I think that there is no problem with use of shell.
You should use full reference for software that is not in the same directory as the Access program.
X = Shell("C:\Program Files\BARONE\Labels.exe", 3)
"3" means "Window is maximized with focus".
If you place software in the same directory as  the Access program.
X = Shell("IR_Read.exe", 1)
"1" means "Window has focus and is restored to its original size and position.".

RE: Open barcode software from Access

Hi Andrey22,
I will apply your reply info and thanks for replying

RE: Open barcode software from Access

You can also print barcodes from access, I have created several tools activex.  It was easier then using outside programs.


RE: Open barcode software from Access

Thanks again.

RE: Open barcode software from Access

Hullo Jason,
You suggested that you could send me details of what you did in Access to print barcodes and make it easy.
If at all possible please let me have it.

RE: Open barcode software from Access


If Jason simply sent you the code, how would you or any of the rest of us learn anything?  winky smile

RE: Open barcode software from Access

Please Jason, show us how!

RE: Open barcode software from Access

Not that is matters, but I have learned 90% of my programming from seeing other peoples code or databases and converting them to my need.  

Why do you thin all the kelp file have examples included.?

I will get the file by EOB.


RE: Open barcode software from Access


I have also learned much by converting code from others.  However, in the spirit of Tek-Tips, I've got two issues with people sending each other code like that.

1)  The person receiving it often learns nothing and simply implements the working code.

2)  A person who has the same problem 3 months from now and finds this thread cannot benefit from code sent offline.

Code posted online solves issue #2.  As for issue #1, I'm afraid there's nothing we can do except hope that most people who find the code will use it wisely.

I'm not trying to come down as being harsh on anybody.  Just trying to keep Tek-Tips as useful to everybody as possible.

RE: Open barcode software from Access

I agree with KornGeek...as I have similar problems right now and could also use the info.

RE: Open barcode software from Access

Go to the Grand Zebu site and download fonts and VB code to print barcodes.
Most of the barcodes are there, with fonts and VB code to encode the barcodes.
I just posted this info in a newer post by boxboxbox. And as I told Amanda, if you use his code don't forget to "Thank" him. He has done the Access/Excel world a great favor.

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