My program has the user enter in text which generates a barcode with the Barcode component. It's then supposed to print the barcode to a label printer on a button press but as far as I know, it's not possible to print a Perspective component view to a printer. As an alternative, I was wondering if I could save the barcode to a mounted folder instead, but I'm not sure if it's possible and/or how to do it. Any help would be appreciated!
If you've got the reporting module, you could generate a basic report on-demand that contains just a generated barcode with the data you pass in.
Note that "printing" from Perspective scripting is always going to take place from the gateway. We don't currently have a way to initiate a user-interactive printing flow on the user agent (browser, mobile device, etc).
Generating a report works for me. If I wanted to save a backup of the barcode to a mounted folder, how would I write to the folder (if it's possible)? I've had cases where I needed to read from a folder and encountered no issues, but I haven't tried to write to one yet and I'm unsure how I would go about doing that.
In theory, if the gateway service has access, you could write to the file either through
system.report.executeAndDistribute, or retrieve the bytes with
system.report.executeReport and then