mergZXing alternative

Ali Lloyd ali.lloyd at
Thu Oct 5 11:31:13 EDT 2017

Regarding sample stacks, this is a good suggestion - I'm in the process of
tweaking how 'extensions' work in the IDE, but ultimately I'd like for
things like mergExt externals to show up in an externals tab of the
extension manager. I think that would be a good place to be able to launch
sample stacks from (most widgets and libraries should probably have sample
stacks too). Your suggestion of making them accessible from the dictionary
is also a good one, I will look into adding that too.

On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 2:21 PM Andrew Bell via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> Guess I didn't scroll down far enough on
> to see the barcode syntax. THank you
> for the suggestion.
> I wentlooking on MergEXT and the various Livecode
> tutorial/lesson/stack-sharing sites for a MergAV sample stack. The
> closest I found was a thread on this forum from a year ago where
> someone else was having this same conversation (including trying to
> find the sample stack) and all the sudden they found it without saying
> where and everything was good.
> Finally I remembered reading somewhere that sample stacks were
> included with the extensions if you dug into the app itself (Show
> Package Contents on Mac). Found the sample stack... holy crap, MergAV
> is WAY faster and more accurate than MergZXing was with barcodes (and
> the blue line on-screen is a nice addition).
> It seems like these sample stacks shouldn't be hidden like treasure. I
> assumed clicking "Sample Stacks", or "Tutorials", or "Resources", or
> even "Dictionary" inside of Livecode would have a reference or entry
> for the sample stack.
> --Andrew Bell
> > There are barcode calls in mergav.  There is also a sample stack that
> > demonstrates how to use it for scanning barcodes.  All the MergAV calls
> are
> > documented in the dictionary.
> > I believe the other reason why zx was deprecated was because av is faster
> > and more accurate - at least it would appear to be for me.
> >
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