Bar codes in VB
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.
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" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Does anybody know of a freeware control or Windows font to create simple
>codes in a program made with VB? I don't mind about the format of the bar
>codes, it's for internal use only.
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