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How to generate barcode in vb.net without using 3rd party tool

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Code 128 Barcode generation in vb.net

However, after investigating the answers to the other question, not sure if there has been enough attention to it, in terms of solutions. I believe more answers could be provided.

So do I answer the older question and offer a link as a duplicate with answers and flag the newer question, or answer the newer question?

What's the best thing to do in these situations?

Please be mindful that I am using this situation as an example. You do not have to agree whether the answers are sufficient or not, that will turn this question into a separate debate. This question can be applied generically.

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Not sure about your specific example, but the general rule is: vote (or flag) to close as duplicate the question with the inferior answers, and use the question with the best answers as the original. –  Pëkka Jun 17 '13 at 7:59
    
the new answer has only just been posted. The answers are not bad on the original question, just could be more options there –  user223277 Jun 17 '13 at 8:01
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Then I would answer the "better" question and flag/vote the other one as dupe –  Pëkka Jun 17 '13 at 8:05
    
Yes I am thinking I will do that ty –  user223277 Jun 17 '13 at 8:06

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Duplicate-closing need not be chronological. Try to always close dupes such that the duplicate target is the better question (with better answers).

Alternatively, you can flag for a merge, which will move all answers to the better question.

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oh, I didn't know I would flag for a merge ty –  user223277 Jun 17 '13 at 8:20

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