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Font Source Code, Header Files & Modules

This source code resource page contains important source code, header files and modules to help generate readable barcodes from fonts in Visual Basic, 4D, FoxPro, ANSI C, C++, PowerBuilder, Oracle, LotusScript and Java. The source code, header files and modules are available here to help IDAutomation barcode font users to more easily format the start and stop characters, data strings and checksum characters for demo or purchased barcode fonts.

All IDAutomation source code is copyrighted and can be incorporated into an application with the purchase of a valid Developer License for the associated barcode font, and the copyright notices are not removed from the source code. Distributing IDAutomation source code or fonts outside of a company or organization requires a Developer License. If IDAutomation barcode font source code is created that might be shared with others, please contact IDAutomation. In some cases, a discount may be provided for IDAutomation's products if a working source code is provided that would be beneficial to others.

Barcode Font Source Code Index

Note: When selecting the barcode font from the pull down menu, please do not use the fonts that begin with the "@" Symbol. Instead, scroll down the list and select those beginning with "IDAutomation".

Visual Basic & VB.NET Barcode Font Module

Download the Visual Basic Barcode Font Encoder Module for VB 6 and VB.NET to calculate a barcode's start, stop and check digits and return a special string of characters that will generate a readable barcode when the appropriate IDAutomation font is applied to it. This method requires nothing to distribute with the application except the barcode font because the functions of the module are compiled into IDAutomation's EXE file. The module is free to use with the purchase of any IDAutomation barcode fonts. Also review the Visual Basic Barcode Integration Guide for instruction about how to use the module.

Support for Universal barcode fonts or DataBar fonts is provided in a VB & VBA module in their respective packages.

ANSI C & C++ Barcode Source Code

IDAutomation has source code and header files available in ANSI C for Code 39, Code 39 Mod 43, Codabar, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, Postnet, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 128 and MSI. The Code128() function also supports UCC/EAN-128. The header file was written to be ANSI C compatible and has been tested in Visual C++.

Download the C++ header file that can be added to the application. The text can be formatted for IDAutomation's barcode fonts by adding an include statement such as #include "IDAutomation.h" to the project and then access the function this way:

output = Code128b("abc12345");

Click to view the ANSI C barcode source code.

ANSI C code for the Universal Barcode Font, DataBar Font Package and the Intelligent Mail Barcode Font requires purchase of a Developer License and a signed Source Code Agreement.

Visual C# Microsoft C Sharp Barcode Integration

For C#, please refer to IDAutomation's C Sharp Barcode FAQ and Tutorial. IDAutomation's barcode C sharp class library is available for download and integration into a C# application.

C# code for the Universal Barcode Font, DataBar Font Package and the Intelligent Mail Barcode Font requires purchase of a Developer License and a signed Source Code Agreement.

Omnis 4GL Barcode Source Code

This Omnis 4GL barcode source code was written for Code 128 character set C for the Mac.

4th Dimension 4D Barcode Source Code

This 4D barcode source code was written for Code 128 character set B on the Mac.

IDAutomation also provides other more advanced source code for Code 128 Auto.

Mac AppleWorks Barcode Calculations

Mac Apple Works calculations for Postnet barcode fonts.

Oracle Reports & PL/SQL Barcode Library

IDAutomation has a compiled Barcode Library for Oracle Reports which is a PLL file that formats data from fields in the report to IDAutomation's barcode fonts to create a correct barcode. PL/SQL source code is also provided for advanced Oracle programmers in the downloaded IDAutomation.pkg file.

This source code is an example of PL/SQL code used in Oracle Reports 3.0 to create the proper string for the Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode font. Also see IDAutomation's write up about installing barcode fonts for Oracle Reports on UNIX.

FoxPro & Visual FoxPro Barcode Source Code

The Visual FoxPro Barcode Source Code includes most of the barcode functions listed at the bottom of this page. Add this file as a program module to the VFP project, set it as a procedure file using SET PROCEDURE TO .. ADDITIVE command somewhere in the main (startup) code of the project and access the function in the application as necessary. IDAutomation has demonstrated how this works in the Visual FoxPro Sample Project.

PowerBuilder Barcode Source Code

The PowerBuilder barcode source code is used to create the proper string for the Code 128 Barcode Font.

VB Barcode Source Code, Function List & Conversion

IDAutomation's Visual Basic source code can be used in Lotus applications as LotusScript such as Lotus Smart Suite, Lotus Approach and Lotus Notes. The VB source code listed here can also be used for MS Office as VBA code (also called VB Script) to create macros in Visual Basic.

IDAutomation writes Visual Basic barcode source code using as few functions as possible to allow for easy conversion to other programming languages. If the source code is created in another language and may be shared with others, please contact IDAutomation. Discounts may be provided for IDAutomation's products, in some cases, if working source code is provided that would be beneficial to others. View or download the Visual Basic barcode source code only, as the module is not included here.

The following table is a list of common Visual Basic functions used in IDAutomation's source code and what they do:

VB Function Function Description
Asc(character) Converts a character to the ASCII value
Chr(n) Returns the character represented by the number n in ASCII
Len(string) Returns the length of a string
Mid(string, x, n) Returns n number characters from a string starting from location x
(number Mod n) Returns the remainder after number is divided by n
Right$(string, n) Returns n characters starting from the right of the string
RTrim(LTrim(string)) Removes spaces before and after a string

For all functions listed below, the data input type is a single string. A number may be required for additional parameters. For example, Code128c("123456",0). For all number symbologies such as Postnet and UPC, dashes or spaces may be entered for easier readability which will be filtered out by the function before the barcode is generated. For UPC-A, UPC-E & EAN-13 enter the +2 and +5 add-on codes by just adding them to the end of the string. 

Function Additional Notes and Information
Code128(Data, Number) Use this Code 128 set if unsure as to which set should be used for the application. This is a Code 128 Auto function that will automatically encode any data from ASCII 0 to ASCII 127, and will also switch to character set C automatically for numbers.
To encode alpha-numeric UCC/EAN-128, ASCII 202 or character is entered as the FNC1 before each AI. For example, the UCC number of (8100)712345(21)12WH5678 should be entered as: 81007123452112WH5678.

More information about AI's and UCC/EAN-128.
(Data, 0) formats barcode output string for Code 128 barcode fonts.
(Data, 1) returns the human readable data.
(Data, 2) returns only the check digit.
Code128a() Use the characters from set B to print characters not on the keyboard; the scanner will scan characters from set A. Formats output to the Code 128 barcode fonts.
Code128b() Returns codes formatted to the Code 128 character set B. Formats output to the Code 128 barcode fonts.
Code128c(Data, Number) This code128 function "interleaves" numbers into pairs for high density.
(Data, 0) formats output to the Code 128 barcode fonts.
(Data, 1) returns the human readable data with the check digit included.
(Data, 2) returns only the check digit.
I2of5() This function "interleaves" numbers into pairs for high density without check digits and formats the return string to the Interleaved 2 of 5 fonts.
I2of5Mod10(Data, Number) (Data, 0) performs the mod10 checksum calculation for increased accuracy and formats the return string to the Interleaved 2 of 5 fonts. USPS requires MOD 10 checksums for special services and for SSC-14 when using Interleaved 2 of 5 for that purpose.
(Data, 1) returns the human readable data with the MOD10 check digit included.
(Data, 2) returns the MOD10 check digit.
Code39() Formats the output to print using Code 39 barcode fonts.
Code39Mod43(Data, Number) (Data, 0) performs the mod43 checksum calculation for increased accuracy and then formats the output to print using Code 39 fonts. The mod43 checksum is usually required for LOGMARS applications.
(Data, 1) returns the human readable data with the check digit included.
(Data, 2) returns only the check digit.
Codabar() Formats the output to print using Codabar barcode fonts.
UCC128() This symbology option encodes an even number of number digits and includes the FNC1 character in set C as required. Use Code 128 Auto to encode additional FNC1 codes or data containing text or odd numbers. Use the UCC128 function only for UCC-128 applications where the input data is an even number such as in SSCC-18 and SCC-14 barcodes. For example, to encode an SSCC-18 barcode, the user would enter 00000123455555555558 as the data input.
SCC14(Data, Number) SCC14(Data, 0) generates the MOD10 required and then formats the output to print EAN-14 and SCC-14 using Code 128 fonts. The input for Data must be a 13 to 17 digit number; however, only 13 are needed. The required application identifier of (01) is automatically added.
SCC14(Data, 1) returns the human readable data for SCC14 / EAN14.
SCC14(Data, 2) returns the MOD10 check digit.
SSCC18(Data, Number) SCC18(Data, 0) generates the MOD10 required for SSCC-18 and then formats the output to print SSCC-18 using Code 128 fonts. The input for Data must be a 17 to 21 digit number; however, only 17 are needed. The required application identifier of (00) is automatically added.
SCC18(Data, 1) returns the human readable data for SCC-18.
SCC18(Data, 2) returns the MOD10 check digit.
Postnet(Data, Number) Enter a single string of Zip, Zip + 4 or Zip + 4 + Delivery Point. The input for Data must be a number and can include dashes and spaces.
(Data, 0) formats output to the POSTNET barcode fonts.
(Data, 1) returns the human readable data with the check digit included.
(Data, 2) returns only the check digit.
USPSss(Data, Number) Used for 20 digit USPS special services numbers with Code 128 fonts. Enter a 19 or 20 digit number; only the first 19 are used.
(Data, 0) formats output to the Code 128 barcode fonts.
(Data, 1) returns the human readable data with the check digit included.
(Data, 2) returns only the check digit.
RM4SCC() Formats the output to print using RM4SCC barcode fonts. Checksum calculated according to the mailsort customer barcoding specification.
MSI(Data, Number) (Data, 0) formats output to the MSI barcode fonts.
(Data, 1) returns the human readable data with the check digit included.
(Data, 2) returns only the check digit.
Code11() Only the "C" check digit is calculated which is the standard when encoding 10 digits or less.
UPCa() Enter UPC-A with or without a check digit, add-ons are supported. Formats output to the UPC/EAN barcode font.
UPCe() Enter the full 11 or 12 digit UPC-A number. The purpose of this function is to print the UPC-E barcode from a UPC-A barcode that can be compressed. It will print a UPC-A if it cannot be compressed by zero suppression rules. Formats output to the UPC/EAN barcode font.
EAN13() Enter EAN-13 with or without a check digit, add-ons are supported. Formats output to the UPC/EAN barcode font.
EAN8() Enter exactly 7 characters (EAN-8 without the check digit). Formats output to the UPC/EAN barcode font.

Licensing Notice: This source code may be incorporated in the application only if there is a valid license from IDAutomation.com, Inc. for the associated font and the copyright notices are not removed from the source code. Redistribution of IDAutomation fonts and components requires a Developer License.

Report Software Piracy: If a company sells a barcode font with the company's copyright notice on it and it works with IDAutomation's source code and font tools, it may be an illegal counterfeit. See IDAutomation's document about how to identify and report illegal and counterfeit barcode fonts for more information.

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