Thursday, 7 August 2008

Need to create BarCodes in your .NET Web/Desktop Application?

Need to create BarCodes in your .NET Web/Desktop Application? And you do not want to pay?
Here is a free barcode font to create "Code 39" barcodes very easily.
All you need to do is to install this font (in Windows XP, Vista %systemroot%\fonts) and where you need to place a barcode in your application, just change the font to "Free 3 of 9" and place asterisks before and after your data. e.g. when you want to have a barcode for ABC123 you just need to draw *ABC123* using "Free 3 of 9" font.

And here there is good article from Rui Miguel Barbosa in CodeProject about using this font in a web application.

And here there is another free barcode generating tool from CodeProject.