Barcode Integration Guide for Microsoft® Access

IDAutomation provides several professional-grade products for implementing barcodes in Microsoft Access, including the Office 2013 version, with flexible license agreements to satisfy a variety of needs including small company licenses and royalty-free developer licenses. Compatibility Chart

Recommended Solution:
Integration Options Advantages & Disadvantages Barcode Types
Tutorial:
Implementing the Native Generator
Product:
Native Barcode Generator for Access
Single Users
From $159
Developers
From $590
  • Embed barcode capability into a database or distributed custom application.
  • Once installed in the database, no other components or fonts need to be installed to create barcodes.
  • Full source code provided for custom modifications.
  • Video: Creating Barcodes with the Native Access Barcode Generator 2003 and 2010.

Additional Integration Options:

* For Access 2013, IDAutomation suggests the Native Barcode Generator for Access or the Barcode Fonts with VBA Macros. The following chart may be used to review additional options:

Integration Options Advantages & Disadvantages Barcode Types
Tutorial:
Setting up Control in Access
Product:
ActiveX Barcode Control
Single Users
From $199
Developers
From $790
  • Create barcode images with this drag-and-drop object.
  • Requires the applicable ActiveX Control(s) to be installed on every computer that generates barcodes.
  • May be used in Excel, InfoPath, VB and other applications.
  • Compatible with both 32 and 64 bit systems, including Microsoft® Office® 2010 and Windows® 7, 8 & 10.
Tutorial:
Control Source Formula
Product:
Code 39 or Codabar
Single Users

From $159
Developers

From $790
  • The best option when a barcode standard is not required and the data consists of numbers and/or uppercase letters.
  • Requires the applicable barcode fonts to be installed on every computer used to generate barcodes.
Tutorial:
VBA Functions
Product:
Barcode Fonts and VBA Macros
Single Users
From $159
Developers

From $790
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