Android Question When I connect the scanner, the virtual keyboard does not appear

vecino

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Hello, I have been looking for information on the forum and I found two similar threads.

http://www.basic4ppc.com/android/forum/threads/connecting-usb-barcode-scanner.31558/
http://www.basic4ppc.com/android/forum/threads/barcode-reader.22731/#content

The problem is that if I plug the scanner into the USB port then the keyboard never appears.
Using IME not miss out, although the icon appears on the taskbar.

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This scanner is USB type, and works as a keyboard.
No need to install any driver, it works perfectly.
I've tried several similar, all USB.

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What can I do to show the virtual keyboard when needed?
 

vecino

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Hi, thanks for reply, although I got scared.

I have spent almost a year doing a project POS and I was only testing the barcode reader.

Is there no way to turn off the scanner?
Is there no way to run both?

If you were me, what would you do?

Thanks, I would like a hopeful response :)
 
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keirS

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The scanner doesn't have to work as a keyboard. Turn off keyboard wedge emulation mode and turn on simple com port emulation. Then use the USB serial library to read the input from the scanner. You will find all the bar codes to do this in the reference guide.
 
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