How to Generate Barcode in Blazor

Barcodes have become an essential part of modern business operations. They simplify inventory management, enhance product tracking, and streamline data entry processes. Integrating barcode generation capabilities into web applications can be incredibly beneficial, and Blazor, a popular web framework by Microsoft, offers an excellent platform to achieve this seamlessly.

In this tutorial, we will explore barcode generation within the Blazor framework using the powerful IronBarcode library. You'll learn how to create and customize barcodes effortlessly, making your Blazor applications even more versatile and efficient.

IronBarcode

IronBarcode is a powerful .NET library designed to simplify the process of creating barcodes within your applications. It provides a set of tools and functions that allow developers to generate various types of barcodes effortlessly. Whether you need to create barcodes for product labels, inventory management, or other purposes, IronBarcode makes the task straightforward and efficient.

Prerequisites

Before we get started, make sure you have the following prerequisites ready:

  • Visual Studio (or any other IDE like Visual Studio Code) latest version recommended.
  • IronBarcode installed.
  • Basic knowledge of Blazor and C#.

Setting Up a Blazor Server App in Visual Studio

Blazor Server app or Blazor WebAssembly app is a great choice for building interactive web applications with .NET. Visual Studio, Microsoft's powerful integrated development environment (IDE), makes it easy to create these apps. Here, we'll create a Blazor Server App using Visual Studio.

If you haven't already installed Visual Studio, you can download it from the Visual Studio website.

Create a New Project

  • Click on "Create a new project". How to Generate Barcode in Blazor: Figure 1 - The Get Started dialogue in Visual Studio.

  • Search for "Blazor Server App" using the search bar at the top.
  • Select "Blazor Server App" from the list of project templates and click the "Next" button. How to Generate Barcode in Blazor: Figure 2 - The Create a new project dialogue in Visual Studio.

Configure the Blazor Application

  • In the "Configure your new project" dialog, you'll need to provide some details:
  • Project name: Enter a name for your Blazor app.
  • Location: Choose where you want to save your project files.
  • Solution name: Optionally, you can change the name of the solution that contains your project.
  • Click the "Next" button to continue. How to Generate Barcode in Blazor: Figure 3 - The Configure your new project dialogue in Visual Studio.

Additional Information

  • Make sure ".NET 6.0 (LTS)" is selected in the dropdown.
  • If you want to add authentication to your app, you can choose from the available options. Visual Studio provides templates for Individual User Accounts, Work or School Accounts, and more. You can also choose "None" if you don't need authentication right away.
  • Click the "Create" button to finish setting up your project. How to Generate Barcode in Blazor: Figure 4 - The Additional information dialogue in Visual Studio.

Install IronBarcode

To install the IronBarcode library via NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio for your Blazor project, you can follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on your project in Visual Studio Solution Explorer, and then select "Manage NuGet Packages."

    How to Generate Barcode in Blazor: Figure 5 - The NuGet Package Manager dropdown in Visual Studio.

  2. In the "NuGet Package Manager" window, make sure you are in the "Browse" tab.
  3. In the search box in the top-right corner, type "IronBarcode" and press Enter. How to Generate Barcode in Blazor: Figure 6 - The NuGet Package Manager window.
  4. Click on the "Install" button next, and it will begin the installation process.

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