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Motorola 123 Scan2 - Configuration Utility
By: POSGuys - 11/20/2014

The Motorola 123Scan2 barcode scanner utility is a really handy and powerful scan configuration tool. It allows you to use a user friendly GUI rather then having to scan barcodes out of the barcode scanner manual or quick start guide. This is especially handy for doing advanced configuration like setting up the scanner for a scan and print application. You can download the utility here: 123Scan Windows 64bit - Download 123Scan Windows 32bit - Download Main screen for the utility, you can open and edit previously configured setups, create a new configuration, upload firmware, or just check t...

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Using ASP.NET Custom Authorization Attribute to Hide Page Elements
By: Siva Katir - 5/30/2014

The built in account tools for ASP.NET are pretty powerful out of the box. But one of the few things you see is how to use Roles to show and hide on page content. Generally examples about the Identity Provider focus on just using the Authorization Attribute for security. But what if you need to inject a button into a page, or an administration bar, based on a user's role? Here at POSGuys.com this was a very early problem for us that we solved with a custom ASP.NET Authorize Attribute. One of the ways we use this is to display a secondary navigation bar to our administrators. This gives us...

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Filtering for Bots
By: Siva Katir - 4/24/2014

It is estimated that bots account for 60% of all requests on the web now. We at POSGuys.com are no exception, bots account for a staggering number of page views every day. While on the front end we treat bots and users the same the story is very different on the back end. Because of the detailed analytics that we keep storing all requests from bots would cause a flood of meaningless data. Meaningless because they don't follow any pattern through the site and would cause useful user interaction data to be diluted. So how do we deal with this? Request Filtering Running an ASP.NET web applic...

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Let Us Fill Your Excel Spreadsheet With Barcodes
By: Siva Katir - 4/21/2014

Today we are happy to announce the public availability of our Bulk Barcode Generator for Excel. It is an incredibly easy way to bulk insert barcodes encoded from the spreadsheet's data directly into a new spreadsheet. No messing about with fonts or macros. Find it here: POSGuys.com Bulk Barcode Generator for Excel Continue reading on a quick rundown of its features and abilities. Setup your Spreadsheet The first task is to prepare your data. For ease of use be sure that all of your columns have a header to identify the column. This will make selecting what data to encode much easier. Beca...

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Easily Generate Barcodes using Microsoft Excel for Free
By: Siva Katir - 4/15/2014

One of the nicest things about the POSGuys Online Barcode Generator is that you can use its API to create a barcode on pretty much anything that has an internet connection. Today we'll be taking a crash course in how you can easily make pages of barcodes using Microsoft Excel 2013. Get the Document Ready Start with an Excel document that contains a list of items that you want to generate barcodes for. For our example we used the following list of UPC codes. (To paste this into Excel copy the table below. Paste, then right click and set the cell formatting to "Text" and then paste again.)...

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Introducing POSGuys Barcode API V.0.1
By: Siva Katir - 4/11/2014

Today we're excited to announce the availability of our barcode image API. This is the system that we use to back our online barcode generator. Read on for a quick look at how to get started using our Image and Image path APIs! Image Path The Barcode Image Path API will generate the requested barcode and send back a string that is the URL of the image. This is useful for pre-generating an image so that you can download it or link to it repeatedly. Basic Ussage https://posguys.com/Api/GenerateBarcodeLink/?content=test&height=200&width=200&hideText=true&symbology=QR_CODE return: http...

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