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Barcode Forms Control used in VB.NETVisual Basic Barcode Integration Guide
Integrate barcoding into VB 6 and Visual Basic .NET

IDAutomation provides several products and options for implementing barcodes in VB with flexible license agreements to meet a variety of needs including single user licenses and royalty-free developer licenses.

The following chart may be used to determine the best product needed:

Integration Options Advantages and Disadvantages Barcode Types
Self-Checking Barcode Fonts
  • The easiest implementation option when the barcode type does not matter and the data is numbers and/or uppercase letters. Try using the Codabar Font for numbers only and the Code 39 Font when encoding numbers and uppercase letters.
  • Data is easily formatted to the Code 39 barcode font by appending asterisks to the beginning and ending of the data being encoded; no other DLLs or source code are needed.
  • Tutorials are provided for implementation with VB 6 and VB.NET.
.NET Forms Controls
ASP.NET Web Server Controls
  • Made exclusively for ASP.NET Web Applications.
  • Generates graphic images without fonts as an ASP.NET server control in Visual Studio.
  • Compiled in C# Dotnet for speed.
  • All DLLs provided are signed and time-stamped with VeriSign Authenticode Certificates.
VB Module Integration with Barcode Fonts
  • Easily incorporates into the project, without the necessity of additional DLLs.
  • Supports most linear barcode types.
  • Modules and source code are included for VB 6, VBA and VB.NET.
  • Methods in the module calculate the start, stop and check digits and return a character string, that when combined with IDAutomation Barcode Fonts, create an accurate barcode.
  • Compatible with the Universal Barcode Font and the GS1 DataBar Barcode Font when used with the Native Windows DLL.
Native Windows Barcode DLL with Barcode Fonts or the Universal Barcode Font
PDF417 Font and Encoder or the Data Matrix Font and Encoder
Barcode ActiveX Controls
Crystal Reports Integration When printing with Crystal Reports, refer to the Crystal Reports Integration Guide for the best implementation method.
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