Professional's Guide to POS for Windows Runtime - New!

 

By Sean D. Liming and John R. Malin

Mobile computing has changed the way programs are being written. Microsoft introduced Unified Windows Programs (UWP)/Windows Runtime to reach a wide range of Windows devices. POS for .NET, which is the .NET programming solution of the Unified POS standard, supports the older Windows Form application model. For UWP, Microsoft has introduced Windows
Runtime API support to access POS devices such as Scanners and POS printers, as well as, bridging technologies to interact with POS for .NET for the remaining devices supported by the Unified POS standard.

POS for Windows Runtime and POS for .NET allows POS developers to write one application that supports POS devices from different equipment manufacturers. This follow-on to Professional’s Guide to POS for .NET provides a foundation for those interested in learning the basics of POS for Windows Runtime applications. Since applications are mobile, the TabletKiosk® TufTab i60XT Rugged Tablet is used as an example mobile target platform. The book has 5 chapters covering the following:

  • Device discovery and Enumeration Techniques.
  • Example applications for Bar Code Scanner, POS Printer, Cash Drawer, Magnetic Stripe Reader, and Poll Display devices.
  • A walk-through for a bridge Windows Runtime to POS for .NET technology implementation to interact with a POS Scale.
  • Over 17 exercises and examples written in C# including a multi-application with database inventory example.

 

 

Printed Price: $34.99

 

Book Details

Paperback: 266 Pages
Publisher: Annabooks (February 2021)
Language: English
ISBN-13:
978-0-9911887-5-8

 

 

     
 

Software Requirements:

  • Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2019
  • POS for .NET 1.14.1 SDK
  • Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise

 

Hardware Requirements:

Here is some of the POS hardware used for the exercises:

  • TabletKiosk TufTab i60XT Rugged Tablet with built-in barcode scanner (Honeywell N3680) and Desktop Dock.
  • Honeywell (HHP) Bar Code Scanner – IT5600 (5600SR050) USB/HID.
  • MagTek USB/HID MSR – 21040101 or 21040102.
  • Avery-Berkel (Weigh-Tronix) POS Scale 6710.
  • EPSON T-T88V Receipt Printer with UB-E04 Ethernet interface.
  • MMF Cash Drawer – VAL-u Line® MMFVAL 1313E04.
  • EPSON DM-D110 Pole Display.
     
 

Book Downloads:

 
  Book Exercises - Zip file contains files for use with exercises and Visual Studio 2019 source code projects.
     
 

Table of Contents:

 
 

1 Another Programming Wave
1.1 Visual Studio Evolving
1.2 More Changes are Coming: Project Reunion, WinUI 3, and .NET 5
1.3 Introducing POS for Windows Runtime
1.4 About this Book: Follow-on to Professional’s Guide to POS for .NET
1.5 Software / Hardware Requirements for the Exercises
1.5.1 POS Hardware
1.5.2 USB HID vs. Keyboard Wedge Information
1.5.3 Software
1.6 A Word about the Book’s Exercise Source Code
1.7 Summary: The Different Programming Waves


2 Device Enumeration
2.1 Change in Approach from POS for .NET
2.2 Exercises 2.1: USB Barcode and Development System Setup
2.3 Exercise 2.2: Using a Device Picker
2.3.1 Create the Visual Studio Project
2.3.2 Set Up the XAML Controls
2.3.3 Write the code
2.3.4 Test the Application
2.4 Exercise 2.3: Getting First Available Device using DefaultAsync()
2.4.1 Create the Visual Studio Project
2.4.2 Set Up the XAML Controls
2.4.3 Write the code
2.4.4 Test the Application
2.5 Exercise 2.5: Remembering a device ID
2.6 Exercise 2.6: Snapshot of Devices for Custom Interfaces
2.6.1 Create the Visual Studio Project
2.6.2 Set Up the XAML Controls
2.6.3 Write the code
2.6.4 Test the Application
2.7 Exercise 2.7: Using a Device Watcher
2.7.1 Create the Visual Studio Project
2.7.2 Set Up the XAML Controls
2.7.3 Write the code
2.7.4 Test the Application
2.8 Summary


3 Sample POS Device Applications
3.1 Exercise 3.1: Magnetic Stripe Reader (MSR) using Device Watcher
3.1.1 MSR Setup
3.1.2 Create the Visual Studio Project
3.1.3 Set Up the XAML Controls
3.1.4 Write the code
3.1.5 Test the Application
3.1.6 Driver License Test
3.2 Exercise 3.2: Line Display using GetDefaultAsync()
3.2.1 OPOS Driver Setup
3.2.2 Create the Visual Studio Project
3.2.3 Set Up the XAML Controls
3.2.4 Write the code
3.2.5 Test the Application
3.3 Exercise 3.3: POS Receipt Printer and Cash Drawer using Device Watcher
3.3.1 Printer Setup
3.3.2 Create the Visual Studio Project
3.3.3 Set Up the XAML Controls
3.3.4 Write the code
3.3.5 Test the Application
3.4 Exercise 3.4: Two Systems Sharing a single Ethernet POS Printer
3.4.1 Create the Visual Studio Project
3.4.2 Set Up the XAML Controls
3.4.3 Write the code
3.4.4 Test the Application
3.5 Exercise 3.5: Webcam Barcode Scanner Using Device Picker
3.5.1 Create the Visual Studio Project
3.5.2 Set Up the XAML Controls
3.5.3 Write the code
3.5.4 Test the Application
3.6 Exercise 3.6: Getting a List of All POS Devices
3.6.1 Create the Visual Studio Project
3.6.2 Set Up the XAML Controls
3.6.3 Write the code
3.6.4 Test the Application
3.7 Summary

4 Bridging POS for Windows Runtime and POS for .NET
4.1 Bridging a POS for Windows Runtime and POS for .NET
4.2 Exercise 4.1: Weight Scale Bridge Application
4.2.1 Scale Setup
4.2.2 Create the Visual Studio Project
4.2.3 Set Up the XAML Controls
4.2.4 Write the code for the POSScale-Bridge MainPage.xaml.cs
4.2.5 Write the code for the POSScale-Bridge App.xaml.cs
4.2.6 Write the code for the POSScaleService Project
4.2.7 First Application Test
4.2.8 Add Code to Hide the POSScaleService
4.2.9 Second Application Test
4.3 Summary


5 Bring It All Together
5.1 Architecture
5.2 Caveats
5.3 Application 1: BookInventory
5.3.1 Create the Visual Studio Project
5.3.2 Set Up the XAML Controls
5.3.3 Write the code
5.3.4 Test the Application
5.4 Application 2: InvScanner
5.4.1 Create the Visual Studio Project
5.4.2 Set Up the XAML Controls
5.4.3 Write the code
5.4.4 Test the Application
5.5 Application 3: BookShipper
5.5.1 Create the Visual Studio Project
5.5.2 Set Up the XAML Controls
5.5.3 Write the Code for the POSScaleService Project
5.5.4 Write the Weight Scale Code for the BookShipper Project
5.5.5 Write the Barcode Scanner Code for the BookShipper Project
5.5.6 Write the POS Printer Code for the BookShipper Project
5.5.7 Write the Remaining Code for the BookShipper Project
5.5.8 MainPage.xaml.cs Code Listing
5.5.9 Test the Application
5.6 Possible Final Steps
5.7 Summary

 

 

 

 

 

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