Add barcode images to grid cells, .NET PrintDocument objects, or generate them from a Web service

With support for virtually any 2D and linear barcode (including QR Codes), you will find the type you need. Whether you are using C# or VB, you only need to add the control to your form, set the value and encoding type, and you're done!

Supports 38 Encodings, Including the Popular UPC-A

Encodings include:

  • Codabar
  • Code 128
  • Code 39
  • Code 93
  • Code I2of5
  • EAN-13
  • EAN-8
  • PostNet
  • UPC-A
  • UPC-E
  • and more

UPC-A is a common encoding found on virtually every consumer good on the shelves of your local supermarket, as well as on books, magazines, and newspapers. A variation of UPC-A, UPC-E is about half of UPC-A's' size, allowing for a more compact barcode by eliminating extra zeros.

Contact 2D Barcode Symbology

The included QRCode control supports the 2D Quick Response barcode symbology. The QR format is one of the most popular 2D barcode formats today, with free readers available for virtually all smart phones. Use QRCode to display 2D barcodes in your desktop apps and reports, or use it to serve up barcodes from a web service.

Automatically Adds Checksums

Automatically adds necessary control symbols and checksums to the value being encoded — depending on the encoding being used — to guarantee a good read on your barcodes.

Royalty-free DLL for Easy Deployment

BarCode for WinForms is a royalty-free DLL that can be deployed with your applications like any regular assembly. On the other hand, barcode fonts must be installed into the client's font directory, and you have to check that the barcode fonts you are using are royalty-free.

Provides Error Descriptions

Most encodings have limitations that determine what type of text it can represent. For example, some are numeric-only, and others require text of a specific length. With the BarCode.EncodingException property, you can provide a description for users when an encoding error occurs.