C Language Development Kit/Getting started/Contents of this help

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This HTML help file describes how to write C language applications for Opticon handheld bar code terminals H13, OPH100x, PHL1300, PHL1700, PHL2700, OPL97xx, DCL153x and DWT7133.

The purpose of this help file is to make the development of applications of Opticon's range of handheld terminals quicker and easier.
The use of an HTML help file has a lot of advantages compared to a normal manual. For instance, in an Help-viewer you'll find an integrated table of content, an index and a search function, which can all be displayed at the same time. By clicking on the topics in the content page or the hyperlinks in the texts of the help file it's possible to quickly and easily navigate through the help file and jump to the topic of interest.

Below a list of the main topics that are described in this help file is shown. (Click on the name of the chapter to jump directly to that chapter)

  1. Installation of the development system
    The installation of Opticon's development system, accompanying the compiler and linker are described on this Installation-page.
  2. Application development
    This section describes how to develop an application for Opticon's handheld terminals.
  3. Functions
    In this section, the Operating system and relevant ANSI C functions that are available to the application developer are described.
  4. Snippets
    Some commonly used functions, like database and input functions, are placed in this snippets-chapter. All functions are accompanied with a small example.
  5. Loading software on the terminals
    On all terminals runs an OS (operating system) and an application. How the OS and the application can be loaded onto each type of terminal is described in this section.
  6. Cradles
    Each type of terminal has one or more types of cradles it can be charged on and/or used to communicatie with. In this section is described which cradles are available for a specific terminal and how it can be configured by changing the dip-switches on the bottom of the cradles.
  7. System settings
    The systemsetting()-function makes it possible to change a lot of aspects of the reading behavior of handheld terminals and their communication settings. In this chapter the complete list of available system setting options are described of each type of terminal.
    Note: Most of the available options can also be found in Opticon's Universal Menu Book.
  8. Character maps and key codes
    In this chapter more detailed information is given about the special key codes and character maps of the different types of terminals.
  9. Tools
    In this chapter some PC tools are described that can be use to load software on the different types of handheld terminals and to make it easier to add graphics to your applications.
  10. Support
    In this chapter contact information is given to get additional user support.
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