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Visual Basic Barcode Integration Guide
Barcode Forms Control used in VB.NETIntegrate 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
Product: Self-Checking Barcode Fonts
Single Users From $139
From $395*
  • 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.
Product: .NET Forms Controls
Developers From $395*
Product: ASP.NET Web Server Controls
Developers From $395*
  • 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
Single Users From $139
From $395*
  • 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.
Product: Barcode Fonts or Universal Barcode Font
Tool: Native Windows DLL
Single Users From $139
From $395*
Product: PDF417 Font and Encoder or Data Matrix Font and Encoder
Tool: ActiveX or .NET Forms Control Encoders Provided
From $895*
Product: ActiveX Controls
Single Users From $199
From $395*
Crystal Reports Integration When printing with Crystal Reports, refer to the Crystal Reports Integration Guide for the best implementation method.
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