Creating Barcodes Images

C# + VB.Net: Creating Barcodes Images Creating Barcodes Images
using IronBarCode;
using System.Drawing;  // Include a reference to System.Drawing.Dll



/*** CREATING BARCODE IMAGES ***/

// Shorthand:: Create and save a barcode in a single line of code
BarcodeWriter.CreateBarcode("12345", BarcodeWriterEncoding.EAN8).ResizeTo(400, 100).SaveAsImage("EAN8.jpeg");


/*****  IN-DEPTH BARCODE CREATION OPTIONS *****/

// BarcodeWriter.CreateBarcode creates a GeneratedBarcode which can be styles and exported as an Image object or File
GeneratedBarcode MyBarCode = BarcodeWriter.CreateBarcode("Any Number, String or Binary Value", BarcodeWriterEncoding.Code128);

// Style the Barcode in a fluent LINQ style fashion
MyBarCode.ResizeTo(300, 150).SetMargins(20).AddAnnotationTextAboveBarcode("Example EAN8 Barcode").AddBarcodeValueTextBelowBarcode();
MyBarCode.ChangeBackgroundColor(Color.LightGoldenrodYellow);

// Save MyBarCode as an image file
MyBarCode.SaveAsImage("MyBarCode.png");
MyBarCode.SaveAsGif("MyBarCode.gif");
MyBarCode.SaveAsHtmlFile("MyBarCode.html");
MyBarCode.SaveAsJpeg("MyBarCode.jpg");
MyBarCode.SaveAsPdf("MyBarCode.Pdf");
MyBarCode.SaveAsPng("MyBarCode.png");
MyBarCode.SaveAsTiff("MyBarCode.tiff");
MyBarCode.SaveAsWindowsBitmap("MyBarCode.bmp");

// Save MyBarCode as a .Net native objects
Image MyBarCodeImage = MyBarCode.Image;
Bitmap MyBarCodeBitmap = MyBarCode.ToBitmap();

byte[] PngBytes = MyBarCode.ToPngBinaryData();

using (System.IO.Stream PdfStream = MyBarCode.ToPdfStream())
{
    // Stream barcode image output also works for GIF,JPEG, PDF, PNG, BMP and TIFF
}

// Save MyBarCode as HTML files and tags
MyBarCode.SaveAsHtmlFile("MyBarCode.Html");
string ImgTagForHTML = MyBarCode.ToHtmlTag();
string DataURL = MyBarCode.ToDataUrl();

// Save MyBarCode to a new PDF, or stamp it in any position on any page(s) of an existing Document
MyBarCode.SaveAsPdf("MyBarCode.Pdf"); 
MyBarCode.StampToExistingPdfPage("ExistingPDF.pdf", 200, 50, 1);  // position 200x50 on page 1
MyBarCode.StampToExistingPdfPages("ExistingPDF.pdf", 200, 50, new[] { 1, 2, 3 }, "Password123");  // multiple pages of an encrypted PDF
Imports IronBarCode
Imports System.Drawing ' Include a reference to System.Drawing.Dll



'''* CREATING BARCODE IMAGES **

' Shorthand:: Create and save a barcode in a single line of code
BarcodeWriter.CreateBarcode("12345", BarcodeWriterEncoding.EAN8).ResizeTo(400, 100).SaveAsImage("EAN8.jpeg")


'''***  IN-DEPTH BARCODE CREATION OPTIONS ****

' BarcodeWriter.CreateBarcode creates a GeneratedBarcode which can be styles and exported as an Image object or File
Dim MyBarCode As GeneratedBarcode = BarcodeWriter.CreateBarcode("Any Number, String or Binary Value", BarcodeWriterEncoding.Code128)

' Style the Barcode in a fluent LINQ style fashion
MyBarCode.ResizeTo(300, 150).SetMargins(20).AddAnnotationTextAboveBarcode("Example EAN8 Barcode").AddBarcodeValueTextBelowBarcode()
MyBarCode.ChangeBackgroundColor(Color.LightGoldenrodYellow)

' Save MyBarCode as an image file
MyBarCode.SaveAsImage("MyBarCode.png")
MyBarCode.SaveAsGif("MyBarCode.gif")
MyBarCode.SaveAsHtmlFile("MyBarCode.html")
MyBarCode.SaveAsJpeg("MyBarCode.jpg")
MyBarCode.SaveAsPdf("MyBarCode.Pdf")
MyBarCode.SaveAsPng("MyBarCode.png")
MyBarCode.SaveAsTiff("MyBarCode.tiff")
MyBarCode.SaveAsWindowsBitmap("MyBarCode.bmp")

' Save MyBarCode as a .Net native objects
Dim MyBarCodeImage As Image = MyBarCode.Image
Dim MyBarCodeBitmap As Bitmap = MyBarCode.ToBitmap()

Dim PngBytes() As Byte = MyBarCode.ToPngBinaryData()

Using PdfStream As System.IO.Stream = MyBarCode.ToPdfStream()
	' Stream barcode image output also works for GIF,JPEG, PDF, PNG, BMP and TIFF
End Using

' Save MyBarCode as HTML files and tags
MyBarCode.SaveAsHtmlFile("MyBarCode.Html")
Dim ImgTagForHTML As String = MyBarCode.ToHtmlTag()
Dim DataURL As String = MyBarCode.ToDataUrl()

' Save MyBarCode to a new PDF, or stamp it in any position on any page(s) of an existing Document
MyBarCode.SaveAsPdf("MyBarCode.Pdf")
MyBarCode.StampToExistingPdfPage("ExistingPDF.pdf", 200, 50, 1) ' position 200x50 on page 1
MyBarCode.StampToExistingPdfPages("ExistingPDF.pdf", 200, 50, { 1, 2, 3 }, "Password123") ' multiple pages of an encrypted PDF

In this example we see that barcodes of many different types and formats can be created, resized, and saved; possibly even in a single line of code.

Using the Fluent API, the generated barcode class can be used to set margins, resize, and annotate barcodes. They may then be saved as images with IronOCR automatically assuming the correct image type from a file name: GIFs, HTML files, HTML tags, JPEGs, PDFs, PNGs, TIFFs, and Windows Bitmaps.

We also have the StampToExistingPdfPage method, which allows a barcode to be generated and stamped onto an existing PDF. This is useful when editing a generic PDF or adding an internal identification number to a document via a barcode.