Posted 10 September 2017, 11:51 am ESTI have a client with a Silverlight application. They request a report which has Code39 barcodes on it. The report is generated on the server, saved to PDF and the resulting PDF is streamed back to the client who views it in Acrobat Reader. The PDF can then be printed to either an A4 printer or a Zebra label printer.
I was on an old version of the C1Components and the barcodes printed acceptably and could be scanned. However, I have recently upgraded the C1Components and now its all stuffed. I have a very upset client!
I am using C1.C1Pdf.4 (4.1.20122.205 v4.0.30319) and C1.C1Report.4 (4.6.20122.54513 v4.0.30319)
I have attached an image showing issues. The ruler shows the barcodes to scale.
A. The barcode printed at a large size to A4 on an inkjet. It scans ok.
B. Barcode printed at smaller size. This is the size required to fit on the labels being used by the labels. This is printed on an A4 printer. There doesn't seem to be enough separation between the bars. In the old version the lines were not as heavy and it scanned acceptable.
C and D. These are printed on the Zebra label printer. I believe the bars print with an acceptable
clarity but the bars are different widths. This is the same report printed twice, so I would expect the same result. But look at the circled areas. The bars and spacing between are different thicknesses!!!!! How can that be?
At this stage I am going to have to try to go back to an earlier version of the components.
There are other issues with barcodes as well but I have a time constraint so will have to log later. Just wanted to get this issue raised ASAP!!!