Creating And Printing Barcodes Using Visual Basic Follow

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Hi all,

 

I'm trying to use Microsoft Visual Basic to:

1: Create a new Barcode using Visual Basic & Bartender

2: Print the newly created .dll file to one of our Zebra Printers.

 

 

I've already created a Command Button in VB that takes all of the inputted values and numbers. Just that I also need the same Command Button to find the newly created .dll file; and send that file to a Zebra Printer.

 

All comments are appreciated!

 

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It sounds like you wish to know how to control BarTender programmatically to produce a print job that gets sent to your Zebra printer.  Naturally when you use a Seagull printer driver for a Zebra printer in your print job the content of that print job will be in Zebra's native ZPL print language.  I suggest you read through the below white papers to get you started:

 

http://www.seagullscientific.com/label-software/whitepapers/controlling-barcode-label-software-using-c-sharp-and-vb.net(english).pdf

 

http://www.seagullscientific.com/label-software/whitepapers/controlling-barcode-label-software-using-activex-automation.pdf

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Ian,
 
I've looked over what you've sent me and none of it really helped me. I'm new at visual basic; and programming for that matter. 
Let me add some images for you to better convey what I'm trying to do:

 

From the first image attached; as soon as you click the "Add New Record" Command button, the data that was entered in is now saved. Apparently it saves as a .dll file. This whole thing is to create bar codes.

 

My boss wants the button to not only save the data; but for the button to immediately print the bar code to one of our Zebra Printers. So I need to integrate Visual Basic with Bartender; so it can print correctly to the Zebra Printer.

 

I'll attach the coding so you can see what's going on..

 

I'm an intern; and I've scowered the internet to find any step by step instructions.. he says it's somewhere on the internet; but I've yet to find it. Also, I don't think the program has Microsoft Visual Basic Power Pack; so a lot of the videos online don't help.

 

 

If you can give me any insight or starters; that would be extremely helpful.

 

Thanks!

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This is where I've gotten to:

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It looks like you're best off using ActiveX automation programming for the OnClick event in the Access database form.  Here is an example from the full BarTender ActiveX automation reference: http://help.seagullscientific.com/10.1/en/#../Subsystems/ActiveX/Content/Changing_data.htm

 

The use of VB script inside BarTender, as in your last screen capture, is not relevant to want you're trying to achieve.

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