Visual 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
Tutorial:
Implementation with VB 6 and VB.NET
Product:

Self-Checking Barcode Fonts
Single Users
From $159
Developers

From $790
  • 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.
Tutorial:
Generate graphic images without fonts
Product:

.NET Forms Controls
Developers
From $790
  • Made exclusively for .NET Windows Applications.
  • Includes source code for the Barcode Image Generator written in VB.NET.
  • All DLLs provided are signed, strong named and time stamped with Authenticode Certificates.
  • Source code for the graphic generation library and the entire .NET project are provided with the purchase of the Unlimited Developer License and a signed Source Code License Agreement.
Tutorial:
Generate graphic images without fonts in Visual Studio
Product:

ASP.NET Web Server Controls
Developers
From $790
  • Made exclusively for ASP.NET Web Applications.
  • Compiled in C# Dotnet for speed.
  • All DLLs provided are signed and time-stamped with VeriSign Authenticode Certificates.
Tutorial:
VB Module Integration
Product:

Barcode Fonts and VB Font Module
Single Users
From $159
Developers

From $790
  • 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.
Tutorial:
Visual Basic Font Module Integration
Product:
Barcode Fonts or Universal Barcode Font and Native Windows DLL
Single Users
From $159
Developers

From $790
Tutorial:
Installation in Visual Basic
Product:

ActiveX Controls
Single Users
From $199
Developers

From $790
Product:
PDF417 Font or Data Matrix Font with the ActiveX or .NET Control Encoders Provided
Developers

From $1,790
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