.NET Forms Control Overview
Barcode .NET Windows Forms Barcode Controls are mature, easy-to-use
automation components that have been used in IDAutomation's
Barcode Label Software
and Barcode Image Generator
since 2002. They are compatible with Visual Basic .NET, Visual C# .NET,
Borland Octane Delphi.NET and any development environment in the .NET
framework that supports Custom Windows Forms DLLs or Controls. They
allow the creation of barcodes that can easily be sent to the printer
or to graphic images. Windows Forms Barcode Controls do not use fonts,
they function as a smart graphic image and automatically compute check
digits and other required formulas to generate high-quality barcodes.
Once installed, the control may be sized and parameters can be set to
meet required specifications.
|"We selected this .Net Forms Control because
of the inclusion of both linear and 2D codes, plus it was easy
to integrate into our distributed application." - Tull Clancey,
IDCodeware Limited, Lincs, UK
RFID Component Encoder DLL is included with this product to ensure
compatibility with current or future RFID projects. The
Component is a DLL Encoder that provides an easy method to encode
data in RFID tags. Using this component, RFID smart labels can be encoded
and barcodes printed at the same time from custom .NET software applications.
RFID Label Software
uses these components together for this purpose.
This .NET barcode product is not designed to be used with compact
framework applications or web applications; for these purposes, the
Framework Barcode Control for the PocketPC or the
Barcode Control for web applications should be used.
and API Reference
||Any development environment that supports .NET
||Microsoft Windows 98 or greater, including Windows
XP and Vista with Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 or
|Minimum System Requirements
||800 MHZ Processor, 256 MB RAM, 5 MB Available
hard drive space.
||Report designers and developers.
||Code 39, Extended Code 39, Code 128 (with character
sets Auto, A, B and C), GS1-128 (aka: UCC/EAN-128),
USS-128, NW7, Interleaved 2 of 5, Codabar, UPC-A,
UPC-E, MSI, EAN-8, EAN-13, Code 11, Code 93, Industrial
2 of 5, ITF, Bearer Bars, PLANET, USPS OneCode 4CB,
Intelligent Mail and POSTNET, plus the
||Aztec matrix generation with automatic mode
selection and GS1 compatibility. AIM Specification
ANSI/AIM BC13 ISS Aztec Code.
||QRCode with support for Byte, Numeric, and Alpha-numeric
encoding modes, and automatic Version selection.
||Data Matrix with ECC200 error correction. Encoding
modes of Text, ASCII, C40 and Base256 (byte) encoding
are supported. AIM Specification ISS Data Matrix.
GS1 DataBar (RSS)
||GS1 DataBar, Stacked, Truncated, Stacked Omni-directional,
Limited, Expanded, Expanded Stacked Omni-directional,
Composite Components, PDF417, MicroPDF417, UPC-A,
UPC-E, EAN-13, EAN-8, GS1-128 and Code 128.
||MaxiCode with support for modes 2-6. AIM Specification
||PDF417 with text and base256 (byte) encoding.
AIM Specification USS PDF417.
||MICR E-13B according to ISO 1004:1995 and ANSI
||Requires .NET Framework 2.0 or above; Supports
HF, UHF and RFID GEN 2.
Features for the IDAutomation's .NET Barcode
- 100% managed code created in C# .NET.
- May be used as a DLL
without being loaded on a form.
- RFID Component is included for linear and 2D versions.
- Fit to barcode option allows the control canvas to fit
the .NET barcode at design or at runtime.
- Flexible sizing options include the adjustment of the
X dimension, wide to narrow ratio, barcode height and other properties.
- Graphic configuration settings are provided for the foreground
and background colors plus fonts for the human-readable characters.
|"This .NET Linear + 2D Forms Control
was the first product that I had been testing; the professional
documentation and program source level were great. After
couple of hours I had my first program running and after
few days I am able to use the DLL like it was my own."
- Giora Egosi, Electronics & Computerized Applications,
- Lower ASCII support is provided to allow easy encoding
of functions such as the tab or return.
- Complete Support for
GS1-128 (UCC/EAN 128) Encoding is included with easy-to-use
methods that add application identifiers into Code 128 barcodes
and correctly format human-readable text interpretations.
- Checksum options allow the checksum to be enabled or
disabled. In the human readable text, checksum characters may be
appended to the text. This feature may also be turned off so the
checksum character is encoded in the .NET barcode and does not display
in the text.
- Text options allow the human-readable text to be enabled
or disabled in the linear barcode .NET control and placed above
or below the symbol.
- Bearer bars may be easily created for ITF and all other
linear barcode types.
- White bar increase option increases the amount of white
space in the symbol to improve readability. This property is commonly
used for ink jet printers and for printers that print darker than
normal to improve readability by the scanner and is similar to a
- Character grouping property places digits in groups
of 3, 4 or 5 to improve readability of the text under the barcode.
|"We actually embedded this product in
5 minutes into a custom Point of Sale application we
were writing for a customer. It made us more efficient
by saving us the time to write it ourselves, thus we
were able to focus on the business logic. I was able
to look at the exposed properties and methods and determine
how it worked quite easily. Very intuitive." - Matthew
Moser, St Petersburg, FL
- Tilde functions allow easy encoding of returns, tabs
and other functions such as GS and RS functions between
fields in a single barcode symbol.
- Selectable orientation angles of 0, 90, 180 or 270 are
- Creates JPEG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, PNG and other image files
- Thermal Printer Support is provided to print extremely
accurate barcodes on low-resolution printers such as
barcode printers as well as high-resolution printers. This function
is automatically achieved in the component by drawing the symbol
according to the resolution of the printer.
- Resolution source options allow selection of the printer,
screen or a custom value for the resolution source.
- Picture method allows retrieval of an enhanced metafile
- Royalty free with the purchase of a
- C# source code can be supplied with the purchase of the Unlimited Developer License and a signed
code license agreement.