Bytescout BarCode Generator SDK

Generate barcodes with Bytescout BarCode Generator SDK for .NET and ActiveX.


- includes components for desktop and web applications development: .NET class, WinForms Control, ASP.NET Web Image control, SSRS reporting service, ActiveX interface to generate barcodes from Visual Basic 6, Classic ASP, Delphi, Javascript, Word and Excel VBA - almost all development languages are covered;
- 100+ source code samples included (just copy and paste!) for all supported languages and platforms;
- supports almost all 1D linear and 2D (multidimensional) barcodes;
- made using 100% C# code for .NET (optional source code licensing is available!)
- adds barcodes to PDF documents (no other components are required);

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- Includes 4 types of controls and components: Windows Forms control (for WinForms applications), WebImage control (for ASP.NET) , SSRS control for ASP.NET and non-visual .NET and ActiveX classes for instant barcode image generation;
- Supports almost all 1D barcodes types (including Code 39, Code 128, UPCA, UPCE, GS1 and many other), including EAN-13 and supplemental EAN-2 and EAN-5 barcodes;
- Supports 2D barcodes: QR Code, Aztec, PDF417, DataMatrix, MaxiCode;
- Supports GS1 barcodes (also known as RSS): GS1 Code 128, GS1 DataMatrix, GS1 Databar Omnidirectional, GS1 Databar Stacked, GS1 Databar Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Truncated;
- WPF barcode control included;
- Built-in automatic validation of barcode value;
- Adjustable visual appearance: font, font size, foreground and background colors
- Exports generated barcode as PDF, EMF, JPG, PNG, GIF, TIF images;
- Draw generated barcode on control or printer .hDC (in both ActiveX and .NET versions of the SDK);
- Supports Local Reports (RDLC) and SSRS reports support for ASP.NET;
- and much more!

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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site) [08-04-18]

Fixed crash on generation of MaxiCode mode 2 and 3.
DrawQuietZones property was not exposed to ActiveX/COM.
Minor improvements and bug fixes.

Other versions : 4.33.820 8.25.1437 4.31.773 4.30.760 4.20.475 4.10.713 4.00.700 3.30.667 3.22.636 3.21.625 3.20.590 3.00.563 3.00.539 2.40.514 2.40.491 2.30.457 2.30.436 2.20.397 2.20.389 2.20.372 2.20.360 2.20.343 2.20.303 2.20.292 2.00.241 2.00.219 1.70.140 1.70 1.61.117 1.61 1.60 1.51 1.41 1.40 1.30 1.20 1.11 1.10

v4.33.820 [02-04-16]

generate barcodes in WinForms, ASP.NET, WPF applications
Code 93 barcodes fixes issues with some symbols
minor improvements and fixes

v8.25.1437 [09-22-15]

read barcodes in .NET from images, pdf, live camera
barcode reading improved
barcode reading from PDF improved
updated source code samples
minor bug-fixes and improvements

v4.31.773 [04-10-15]

generate barcodes in .NET ASP.NET
SetSmoothingMode() added for COM interface
SSRS control for SQL 2012 added
WPF control improvedref #581
new GetPDFDimensions() method
source code sample for Visual Basic 6 with Crystal Reports 8.5 added
minor bug-fixes and improvements

v4.30.760 [02-05-15]

generates barcodes in .NET ASP.NET
MS Access source code sample added
minor internal fixes in BarCode image
No need to walkaround with streams for PNG as all images are already generated through the intermediatery memory stream (in saveImage())
minor XML comments updates for API
minor fixes

v4.20.475 [10-31-14]

barcode generation in .NET improved
generate barcode in ASP.NET with easy!
captions positions now can be set to appear at the right or at the left
new suppValue added into ASP.NET control
minor issues in ASP.NET control fixed
PDF417, Interleaved 2 of 5 barcodes support improved

v4.10.713 [08-06-14]

improved barcode generator API
ValueIsValidGS1(value) method added to verify GS1 value
GS1 (EAN128, GS-128, GS1 Datamatrix) text caption generation improved for long values
TextEncodingCodePage,TextEncodingUseUTF8 added for use from ActiveX/COM
DrawImagesToPDF() now allows multiple images

v4.00.700 [05-14-14]

generate barcodes in ASP.NET MVC
now with ASP.NET MVC support (see source code samples added)
QR Code fixes issue with Encoding property
new .ProduceMonochromeImages property
new barcode types: GTIN-8, GTIN-12, GTIN-14
VS2013 toolbox integration fixed
new samples for MS Word and Excel VBA

v3.30.667 [12-25-13]

barcode generation in .NET improved
Datamatix barcode generation in C40, Text, x12, Binary modes minor fixes
BarCode Reader GUI demo now enables to use macros to insert special control characters
minor bug-fixes

v3.22.636 [10-07-13]

create barcodes in .NET apps
Visual Studio installation improved
new ISBN barcodes option: you may set the caption template now through Barcode.Options.ISBNCaptionTemplate
installation experience: improved x64 Windows support
Visual Basic samples updated
PDF417 barcode generation sample added

v3.21.625 [08-14-13]

Barcode generation - improved barcode values validation;
new function: DrawToImage() that adds barcode to images (PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMP);
new samples added;
BarCode Generator utility: "Batch Generation From List" function added;
EAN-14 barcode generation fixes;
improved PDF417 encoding.

v3.20.590 [05-14-13]

Now can generate MSI and Plessey barcode types;
demo GUI adds the function to generate barcodes from the given list;
new samples: MSI barcodes generation, Plessey barcodes generation;
updated documentation and samples;
minor bug-fixes and improvements.

v3.00.563 [04-12-13]

New license types: 1d barcodes only and 2d barcode only (see web-site);
EAN-128 (GS1-128) barcodes value checking improved;
Code-128 generation and error handling improved;
GUI demo BarCode Generator utility improved;
minor bug-fixes.

v3.00.539 [03-25-13]

MaxiCode barcode type is now supported for barcode generation;
new source code samples for generating MaxiCode barcodes from C# and VB.NET;
minor fixes in source code samples;
minor bug-fixes.

v2.40.514 [02-27-13]

Barcode generation library for Windows just got better!
New .Version property to read exact version number of the dll;
improved support for Windows x64 when working via ActiveX interface;
new VB example "Generate Barcodes from TextFile";
new example on generating barcodes from MS Access.

v2.40.491 [01-23-13]

Generate barcodes in .NET and ASP.NET with ease;
new barcode type supported: GS1 Databar Expanded;
more source code samples (demonstrating new GS1 Databar);
minor bug-fixes and improvements.

v2.30.457 [11-21-12]

Generate barcodes in .NET, ASP.NET and even legacy Visual Basic 6 with ease;
Aztec barcodes now have option to set compaction (encoding) mode;
improvements in WPF control;
C# and VB.NET samples on using binary mode for Aztec barcode were added;
minor bug fixes.

v2.30.436 [10-31-12]

Generate barcodes in .NET with ease;
NEW barcode types generation supported: GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional, GS1 Databar Stacked, GS1 Databar Stacked Omnidirectional, GS1 DataBar Truncated;
NEW source code samples, minor bug fixes and improvements.

v2.20.397 [09-23-12]

Barcode generation in .NET functionality improved;
Telepen and Aztec barcodes generation - minor bug fixes;
new option for Telepen barcodes: BarCode.Options.TelepenAlphabet with Auto mode by default (SDK determines automatically the mode required to encode input value).

v2.20.389 [05-31-12]

Barcode Generator SDK improvements: Multiple Barcode Generation c# and VBNET samples were added;
BarCode Generator utility demo has been updated to provide functionality to generate multiple barcodes;
important security fixes, recommended update;
barcode generation demo improved.

v2.20.372 [02-11-12]

Barcode Generator SDK documentation now includes History of changes;
new source code sample shows batch generation of barcodes;
new sample shows how to configure PDF417 barcode options;
better printing quality in Crystal Reports;
export to PDF improved.

v2.20.360 [12-26-11]

Barcode Generator SDK includes sample script to demonstrate batch generation of barcodes;
PDF417 barcodes limitation on row count changed from 30 to 90 rows;
NEW: added DrawToNewPDF() method to save barcode as new PDF file;
GS1-128 bug with alpha chars has been fixed;
minor bug-fixes.

v2.20.343 [10-11-11]

Barcode Generator SDK now includes WPF barcode control for use in WPF applications (for .NET 4.00 and 3.5) and WPF barcode control samples;
installer improvements;
minor bug-fixes and improvements.

v2.20.303 [06-09-11]

Barcode Generator SDK new features:
* now includes samples for VS2008 and VS2010;
* now includes assemblies for .NET 3.5 Client Profile and .NET 4.00 Client Profile;
* minor bug-fixes in the installer;
* provides bug fix for the error with PDF files.

v2.20.292 [04-12-11]

Generate barcodes from .NET with the new improved features:
* Intelligent Mail Barcodes support;
* Visual Studio 2010 and 2008 support;
* .NET 3.50 and 4.00 builds have been added;
* Telepen barcode added;
* improved drawing of EAN-13-like symbologies;
* and more.

v2.00.241 [11-25-10]

barcode .net generation improved
microPDF417 barcode generation improved
now you can set manual mode for PDF417 generation (columns, rows, encoding mode)
minor bug-fixes

v2.00.219 [09-01-10]

barcode for .NET and ActiveX improved
SSRS control has been added
improved barcode control for ASP.NET
minor bug-fixes

v1.70.140 [04-13-10]

barcode for vb, and c# improved
new .GetImageBytesWMF() and .GetImageBytesEMF() methods
improved scaling and resolution support
captions for 2D barcodes
now writes optimized TIFF images
Aztec barcode fixes

v1.70 [11-01-09]

new barcodes support: MicroPDF (PDF417), MacroPDF (PDF417), EAN-14
minor bug-fixes

v1.61.117 [09-25-09]

important 2D barcodes fixes
datamatrix generation issues have been fixed
documentation and samples updates

v1.61 [09-07-09]

issues in GS1 128 barcode generation has been fixed
new property for BarCode classes: .CutUnusedSpace (default = False). Set this property to True to automatically cut unused space around a barcode
QR Code barcode generation improved
Improved Unicode support

v1.60 [07-29-09]

new methods for use from ASP (in ActiveX mode): BarCode.GetImageBytesGIF, .GetImageBytesTIFF, .GetImageBytesJPG
bug with some characters causing exception with 2D barcode types has been fixed
Both .NET 1.10 and NET 2.00 versions can be used in ActiveX mode
minor bug-fixes

v1.51 [05-29-09]

now supports 1.10 .NET framework (Visual Studio 2003)
new samples on using from Word and Crystal Reports
new properties to control barcode size in Inches, MM, CM or Twips
minor bug-fixes

v1.41 [03-15-09]

+ support for Visual Basic 6, Visual C++ (Visual Studio 6), VBScript, Delphi has been added
+ the library can be used as ActiveX library now
+ new samples and tutorials in the documentation
+ BarCode Generator GUI demo is included now
* minor bug-fixes in DataMatrix barcode generation

v1.40 [12-18-08]

new 2D barcode: Aztec
new 1D barcodes: Planet, Numly, EAN-14, USPS Sack Label, USPS Tray Label, Swiss Post Parcel, Pharma Zentral Nummer (PZN), Optical Product Code, Deutsche Post Leitcode, Deutsche Post Identcode, Royal Mail 4-State, Singapore Post 4-State, Dutch Kix
Minor bug-fixes

v1.30 [11-13-08]

QR Code and Datamatrix 2D barcodes support added
minor bug-fixes and improvements

v1.20 [11-01-08]

PDF417 and PDF417 Truncated barcode types support added
minor bug-fixes and improvements

v1.11 [10-13-08]

minor bug-fixes
new source code samples and documentation updates

v1.10 [08-25-08]

new barcode types: EAN13, JAN13, Bookland, UPCA, UPCE, EAN8, Postnet
minor bug-fixes

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