sending Barcode data to one guicrtlinput window

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I'm trying to read a Usb barcode reader and put the data in a certain input control always.  

So when data comes from this device it always updates the right window/ctrl or ignores if windows is not up.   

This computer runs 2 monitors, where it is possibly the keyboard is active on another window.  


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A barcocde reader, at least most of them, emulate a keyboard. You can't have another window active if you want the text to go into the correct window. It would be like telling the computer to not input text into a window if your target window wasn't the active window, it would cause your keyboard to stop working as well.

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That wasn't what I wanted to hear..,but kind of knew.  The computer that would be running the code will be running 2 autoit programs only. nothing external ..it's a Kios.

1 Program only has 1 field of input and a couple of buttons. if Active which would only be a min or two I would like to disable the USB Barcode reader from working.   The other Program has dual modes.  Window 1 and window 2.  If window 1 exist. then window 2 deleted.

Window 2 has keyboard where I would like to disable the USB Barcode reader at this time. and then enable it when window 1 is backup.

I could do timers  (30 seconds) and/or after task complete on program 1 automatically make Window 1 of Program 2 active if exist.

I'm not sure how I would block the barcode reader on window 2, since I do not see where autoit would see what usb device a piece of text came from or how to temporary disable a certain usb port/device.


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