This is an installment of Barcode Scanning With Microsoft Dynamics Mobile series.
Barcode drivers are the most essential prerequisites for barcode scanning functionality on a particular device. Out of the box, Microsoft Dynamics Mobile supports two barcode enabled device manufacturers: Motorola (formerly Symbol) and Intermec. To achieve any barcode related functionality you need to acquire appropriate barcode drivers. These are usually wrapped in some .NET Compact Framework assembly which is shipped as a part of a particular SDK of the given manufacturer. Third parties (in this case Microsoft) are not allowed to redistribute manufacturers’ drivers so you have to get them by your own. To make your life easier I prepared the following mini-tutorials describing where to download appropriate SDK and how to extract barcode driver out of them.
Please notice! The description below is very precise and all links are currently working (January 2009). However it can change as time goes by. Feel free to add your comment to the blog article, we will update the description.
Motorola (formerly Symbol): You need two assemblies called Symbol and Symbol.Barcode
Intermec: You need one assembly called Intermec.DataCollection.CF2 a