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Code to read from RFID readers
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  F. Charles Waud
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  Feb 13, 2020 @ 01:13pm

I need to write some code to read data from RFID readers which will be connected to the network my program is running on via ethernet. The RFID provider said that this is normally done using TCP/IP sockets. Can I use the tools which come with the West Wind Web Connection to do this? If so, which ones, and are there any examples of how to do it? If not, can anyone recommend other libraries to use?

Thanks very much Charles Waud

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Code to read from RFID readers
  Rick Strahl
  F. Charles Waud
  Feb 13, 2020 @ 01:24pm

I wouldn't recommend the TCP/IP features in the wwSocket class. They were meant for a few internal things but there are better tools to do this. Personally I'd probably write the interface in .NET then call it from FoxPro and it's possible there are already some libraries that do this. But if you want to do this yourself the .NET TCP/IP functionality is fairly easy to work with.

There's also an ActiveX vendor the name of which I can remember now that has a decent TCP/IP library, but if you're to add some tooling anyway .NET seems like a good choice with potentially a lot more control.

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Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Code to read from RFID readers
  F. Charles Waud
  Rick Strahl
  Feb 14, 2020 @ 04:06am

Thanks very much for the comments. Really appreciate it. Charles

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