I am trying to link an XP to a vending machine. The vending machine controller software uses an XML file to submit commands to the machine. You enter a vend command into the XML file … the vending software notices the change in the file and executes the vend command that was inserted. Both the Vending software and the XP will be running on that same PC.
I need to find a way to use triggered buttons in the XP to make edits to the local XML file. This will allow the user to press one of 20 buttons to vend a specific item.
Does anyone have any experience doing something like this?
All help and thoughts are appreciated.