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If you use macOS, Barcode to PC requires accessibility permissions to be enabled so it can simulate keypresses in your programs.
 
Does this mean that Barcode to PC has control of my computer?
No. When you enter your computer username and password you’re simply given Barcode to PC the permission it needs to interact with your system when the Keyboard emulation feature is enabled.

 
What happens if I don’t agree to the accessibility permissions?
You can choose to not give Barcode to PC access to these permissions. You’ll be able to use the application, but it won’t type barcodes automatically.

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QR codes are a convenient way to store all kinds of data in a small space and are easy to generate and use.
 
A single QR code may encode different pieces of information that can be inserted in other programs such as an excel spreadsheet, inventory software, etc.

But to insert the data contained in a single QR Code in different fields of a program, it’s required an additional step.

 

For example, you may have a QR Code which contains more information in different lines, like this:

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Barcode to PC allows you to manipulate the barcodes and the variables by executing JavaScript code.

What you can do with this component

  • Remove the first n characters from the barcode
  • Remove the last n characters from the barcode
  • Replace parts of the barcode
  • Extrapolate the data encoded inside the barcode

and the list goes on and on, you can use pretty much any combination of JavaScript methods to manipulate the strings. You can find the full list here.

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Conditions are useful when the software where you need to put data requires to perform a sequence of actions only when a condition is verified.

 

The components required to make it happen are the if and the endif component. Their job is to change the flow of execution of the Output template.

 
 
 

If the condition is true, the if component allows the flow of execution to continue with the next component.

But if the condition is false, if causes the flowof execution to skip to endif, from which point execution will proceed.

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You may wonder why would someone replace a physical barcode scanner with a smartphone? Isn’t a real scanner better?

Acquisition technology

You may be thinking: isn’t a proper barcode scanner better than a smartphone camera?
The short answer is yes, of course yes, and the reason is that they employ a different acquisition technology.

Physical scanners use a light source such as a laser beam in combination with a photodiode that is able to measure the amount of the reflected light and use this information to interpret the barcode.

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