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  1. #1
    Pep Guest

    Bar codes in VB

    Hi all...
    Does anybody know of a freeware control or Windows font to create simple bar
    codes in a program made with VB? I don't mind about the format of the bar
    codes, it's for internal use only.

    Thank you

    Pep
    pep@ati.es



  2. #2
    Dennis Nagel Guest

    Re: Bar codes in VB


    You already have everything you need to display
    barcodes on a form, short of one item, a font.

    You'll need a label control on a form.

    Try to avoid Text Boxes, they do not render very smoothly.

    Set the font on the label control to whatever BarCode
    font you need. (there are many publicly available fonts
    as well as commercially available. Bar Code sets vary in
    their make-up enough so that it really makes a diference
    whose font you're using, or in other words, it must be
    compatable with whats reading the barcode in the first place).

    Make sure you package the font in the installation, and
    properly install it during the setup.

    The labal control will then take textual input (using
    the caption property of the label control) and
    display it in the Bar Coded font of your choice.

    I implemented this with ease when it came time to create
    software that would print bar codes that could be scanned
    into a UPS or FedEx hand scanner.


    "Pep" <pep@ati.es> wrote:
    >Hi all...
    >Does anybody know of a freeware control or Windows font to create simple

    bar
    >codes in a program made with VB? I don't mind about the format of the bar
    >codes, it's for internal use only.
    >
    >Thank you
    >
    >Pep
    >pep@ati.es
    >
    >



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