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How to print barcodes?

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Hello!

I would like to know recommendations and experiences how to print barcodes
using VB .NET 2003 and Windows Form application. What would I need to make
it possible to use my application to create barcode paper printings. Do I
need extra components or is it possible to use Crystal Reports which is
shipped with Visual Studio setting font to barcode on the MyReport.rpt ?

Earlier I used VB6 simply using Printer.Print after setting Printer.Font to
barcode font, but don't know what's the best way using VB .NET.

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Thanks in advance!

Mika
Nov 20 '05 #1
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Mika M,

What barcode are you using? Im fairly new at .Net but i`ve been using a
Barcode font and running a report to print them.

Maybe the following links may help?

http://www.idautomation.com/java/linearservlet.html

http://www.idautomation.com/sitemap/visual-basic.html

http://www.softeksoftware.co.uk/example_vbnet.html

HTH
MCN

"Mika M" <mika.mahonen@nospam_kolumbus.fi> wrote in message
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Hello!

I would like to know recommendations and experiences how to print barcodes
using VB .NET 2003 and Windows Form application. What would I need to make
it possible to use my application to create barcode paper printings. Do I
need extra components or is it possible to use Crystal Reports which is
shipped with Visual Studio setting font to barcode on the MyReport.rpt ?

Earlier I used VB6 simply using Printer.Print after setting Printer.Font to barcode font, but don't know what's the best way using VB .NET.

--
Thanks in advance!

Mika

Nov 20 '05 #2

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Mika,

basically you have two choices. For a rather simple barcode like Code
39 you can use a barcode font. See

http://www.axelwolf.org/printing_fonts.php

for an introduction to barcode fonts. Pros and cons of fonts are also
discussed.

For forms based applications you can also use an Barcode ActiveX
control. These controls can give you more control over the parameters
of the barcode than a font does and will also handle checksum
calculation etc. See

http://www.axelwolf.org/printing_ax.php
http://www.winbarcode.com/axlinear.php (Commercial)

Regards, Axel Wolf
http://www.axelwolf.org



"Mika M" <mika.mahonen@nospam_kolumbus.fi> wrote in message news:<Ol**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl>...
Hello!

I would like to know recommendations and experiences how to print barcodes
using VB .NET 2003 and Windows Form application. What would I need to make
it possible to use my application to create barcode paper printings. Do I
need extra components or is it possible to use Crystal Reports which is
shipped with Visual Studio setting font to barcode on the MyReport.rpt ?

Earlier I used VB6 simply using Printer.Print after setting Printer.Font to
barcode font, but don't know what's the best way using VB .NET.

Nov 20 '05 #3

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