Use scanner output with 2 different applications at the same time

Mirek 1 Reputation point
2021-07-10T21:45:29.337+00:00

This is what we need to do. We need to verify a 6 digit field that has ben converted into a readable "barcode" Then when a ID Badge is scanned with the bar code it needs to be placed in 2 different apps which are on separate screens on a Windows 10 PC. Screen 1 has a Excel program open looking for the correct field to verify membership to group #1. And Screen 2 has a Chrome/Browser window open that links to a XXX.EXE program that checks the scanner output to verify membership to group 2 ( note these are 2 different groups).

We want this operation to be fairly seamless if possible by only scanning the ID Badge one time. The field used is the same 6 digit field but in to separate applications.

Windows API - Win32
Windows API - Win32
A core set of Windows application programming interfaces (APIs) for desktop and server applications. Previously known as Win32 API.
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  1. Xiaopo Yang - MSFT 11,251 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-07-12T02:12:57.36+00:00

    Perhaps You need Interprocess Communications(IPC) Which facilitate communications and data sharing between applications.

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