We are pleased to announce that version 7.4.2 of the Barcode Reader SDK for Windows has now been released. Developers with valid support and upgrade cover (this includes anyone who purchased a license in the last 12 months) will automatically receive a download link to the new version in the next week or so but please feel free to contact
should you wish to get your link sooner.
Enhanced error information
New functions have been added to the toolkit to retrieve error codes that may assist with the detection and correction of problems. The GetlastError function returns the last internal error code for the toolkit and GetLastWinError returns the last windows error number.
Suppression of Dialog Messages
The SDK will now suppress all dialog boxes under its control when the process is not visible (e.g. when being run as part of a service). This will prevent processes from hanging.
Partial reads on PDF-417 barcodes
It was possible for certain PDF-417 barcodes to give partial and incorrect readings. This has been corrected. The maximum length for a PDF-417 barcode has now been increased from 2K to 8K (when represented in quoted printable format).
2-D barcodes at coarse fax resolution
Previous versions of the toolkit were not able to decode 2-D barcodes from coarse resolution faxes because the vertical and horizontal resolutions were different. This has been corrected.
Improvements to the SoftekSDKDemo application
The SoftekSDKDemo application will now retain settings in the registry. It is also possible to reset the settings back to default and import and export settings from/to an xml file.