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Barcode Integration Options for Visual C++

IDAutomation.com provides several products and options for implementing barcodes in Visual C++ 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
Tutorial: Creating barcodes with Self-Checking fonts
Product: Code 39 and Codabar
Single Users From $139
Developers
From $395*
  • The easiest implementation option when the barcode type does not matter and the data is numbers and/or uppercase letters.
  • Data is easily formatted to the barcode font by appending asterisks to the beginning and ending of the data being encoded; no other DLLs or source code is needed.
Tutorial: Create ANSI C and C++ Barcodes
Product:
C++ Header File with Barcode Fonts
Single Users From $139
Developers
From $395*
  • Easily integrates into the project, without the requirement for additional DLLs.
  • Supports most linear barcode types.
  • C++ source code is included with Developer License and above.
  • Methods in the header file and source code calculate the start, stop and check digits and return a character string, that when combined with IDAutomation Barcode Fonts, create a correct barcode.
Tutorial: Creating barcodes with the ActiveX DLL
Product:
Barcode ActiveX Control
Single Users From $199
Developers
From $395*
  • Purchased version is fully functional and does not require any license keys or activation.
  • IDAutomation's ActiveX Controls are compiled in C++ ATL for speed without runtime dependencies.
  • All DLLs provided are signed and time-stamped with VeriSign Authenticode Certificates.
  • Source code for the graphic generation library and entire ActiveX project are provided with the purchase of the Unlimited Developer License and a signed Source Code License Agreement.
  • ActiveX controls may also be used in Access, Excel, InfoPath, VB and a few other applications.
Tutorial: Create barcodes with the Native Barcode DLL
Product:
Barcode Fonts or Universal Barcode Font and Native Windows DLL
Single Users From $139
Developers
From $395*
Product: PDF417 Font or Data Matrix Font with the ActiveX or .NET Control Encoders Provided
Developers
From $895*
Product: Barcode ActiveX Control with Visual Studio .NET
Single Users From $199
Developers
From $395*
IDAutomation's ActiveX controls may be used in Microsoft Visual C++ .NET. The integration process is slightly different than for Visual C++ 6. The sample download provided uses the PDF417 ActiveX control as the primary example, but may easily be converted to use any of the other ActiveX controls. Documented instructions are in the included in the readme3.txt file. The example was created using Visual Studio.NET 2002, but may be opened and converted to Visual Studio.NET 2003 or later versions.
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