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    This section demonstrates how to call the Web API service through a client application and generate barcode image from the desired text.

    Step 1: Call the Service

    Step 2: Run the Client Project

    The following image shows the barcode generated after completing the steps above:


    The following example makes a call to the Web API service through HTML as well as WinForms client applications. These clients send a GET request to the service, which returns a barcode stream in response. This response stream can then be saved as image, as the barcode image above.

    In the following example, the service url takes 1234567890 in Text parameter and encoding type parameter as Code39x, to generate the above image.

    Step 1: Call the Service

    Complete the following steps to call the Web API service.

    1. Create a WinForms application, as discussed in Configure Client for REST API service. Add one C1Label, C1TextBox and one C1Button control. Your form will appear as shown below.
    2. Define a method (for example: GetBarcode()) in form class of your WinForms application, to call the service application, as shown below.
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      public void GetBarcode() {
        var apiURL = string.IsNullOrEmpty(c1TextBox1.Text) ?
        "https://demos.componentone.com/ASPNET/5/C1WebAPI/3.0.20193.222/api/barcode?Text=1234567890" : c1TextBox1.Text;
        WebRequest request = WebRequest.Create(apiURL);
        WebResponse response = request.GetResponse();
        var fileStream = File.Create("D:\\BarcodeImg.Png"); 
              //The file format specified here should be same as that         specified in the
        request url
        response.GetResponseStream().CopyTo(fileStream);
      }
      
    3. Call the GetBarcode() method on button-click event of Generate Barcode button.
    1. Create an HTML application, as discussed in Configure Client for REST API service.
    2. Add the following markups in the <form> tags, within <body> tags, of your HTML page.
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      <form action="https://demos.componentone.com/ASPNET/5/C1WebAPI/3.0.20193.222/api/barcode" method="GET">
        <label for="fileFormat">File Format:</label>
        <input type="text" id="fileFormat" name="type" value="Jpeg" />
        <br />
        <br />
        <label for="text"> Barcode Text:</label>
        <input type="text" id="text" name="text" value="123456790" />
        <br />
        <br />
        <label for="codeType">Code Type:</label>
        <input type="codeType" id="codeType" name="codeType" value="Code39x" />
        <br />
        <br />
        <label for="backColor">Back Color:</label>
        <input type="backColor" id="backColor" name="backColor" value="White" />
        <br />
        <br />
        <label for="foreColor">Fore Color:</label>
        <input type="foreColor" id="foreColor" name="foreColor" value="Black" />
        <br />
        <br />
        <label for="captionPosition">Caption Position:</label>
        <input type="captionPosition" id="captionPosition" name="captionPosition" value="Below" />
        <br />
        <br />
        <label for="captionAlignment">Caption Alignment:</label>
        <input type="captionAlignment" id="captionAlignment" name="captionAlignment" value="Center" />
        <br />
        <br />
        <label for="CheckSumEnabled">CheckSum Enabled:</label>
        <input type="CheckSumEnabled" id="CheckSumEnabled" name="CheckSumEnabled" value="True" />
        <br />
        <br />
        <input type="submit" value="Generate Barcode" />
      </form>
      

      Note that, for GET request we set method attribute of <form> tag to GET, and set its action attribute to service request URL. Also, we create input controls on the HTML page, which take various barcode parameters to generate the barcode image, from the specified text, to the desired image format.

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    Step 2: Run the Client Project

    WinForms Application

    HTML Application

    Explore detailed demo samples of REST API service to generate barcode at:

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