.NET PDF417 Generator SDK Library
Generate, draw PDF417 2D barcode images for Visual C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET projects
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Generating & Printing PDF-417 in .NET, C#, ASP.NET, VB.NET using .NET PDF 417 Barcodes Generator

  • Generate PDF417 Barcodes in C#, VB.NET class & console applications
  • Generate PDF417 in ASP.NET web applications and add to website, webpage
  • Printing PDF417 in .NET Windows Forms applications
  • Create & Print PDF417 in Reporting Services & Crystal Reports
  • Compatible with ISO / IEC 15438 (2nd edition 2006-06-01) to draw readable PDF-417
  • High quality PDF 417 Bar Code images in GIF, PNG, JPEG & BITMAP
  • Completely developed in C#.NET managed code
  • Professional PDF 417 barcode generating DLL components used by 1000+ clients






.NET Barcode PDF417 Generator Introduction
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Generating Barcode PDF-417 in .NET is one of the functions in OnBarcode's .NET Barcode Generators, which supports creating & printing PDF-417 and 30+ other linear & 2D bar codes for C#, VB.NET & ASP.NET applications.
OnBarcode develops several .NET Barcode Generation components for different .NET development environments:

.NET PDF-417 Generator - Barcode PDF-417 Introduction

PDF 417, also known as Portable Data File 417, PDF 417, PDF417 Truncated, is a stacked linear bar code symbol used in a variety of applications, primarily transport, identification cards, and inventory management. PDF stands for Portable Data File. The PDF417 symbology was invented by Dr. Ynjiun P. Wang at Symbol Technologies in 1991.

.NET PDF-417 Generation - PDF-417 Valid Data Scope

.NET PDF 417 Generator encodes:
  • all 128 characters of ASCII
  • values 128-255 in accordance with ISO 8859-1. There are referred to as extended ASCII.
How to Generate & Print PDF 417 in Visual Studio C# or VB.NET Class?
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Generating barcode PDF-417 in C# Class example (C# PDF-417 Generator Complete Demo Source Code):
   PDF417 pdf417 = new PDF417();
pdf417.Data = "012345678";
pdf417.RowCount = 3;
pdf417.ColumnCount = 5;
pdf417.X = 3;
pdf417.XtoYRatio = 0.3333333f;

// Generate PDF-417 and encode barcode to gif format
pdf417.ImageFormat = System.Drawing.Imaging.ImageFormat.Gif;
pdf417.drawBarcode("C://c#-pdf417.gif");

// Print PDF-417 to C# Bitmap object
Bitmap pdf417Bitmap = pdf417.drawBarcode();
Generating barcode PDF-417 in VB.NET Class example (VB.NET PDF-417 Generator Complete Demo Source Code):
   Dim pdf417 As OnBarcode.Barcode.PDF417
pdf417 = New OnBarcode.Barcode.PDF417()
pdf417.Data = "012345678"
pdf417.RowCount = 3
pdf417.ColumnCount = 5
pdf417.X = 3
pdf417.XtoYRatio = 0.3333333f

' Generate PDF-417 and encode barcode to png format
pdf417.ImageFormat = System.Drawing.Imaging.ImageFormat.Png
pdf417.drawBarcode("C://vbnet-pdf417.png")

' Print PDF-417 to vb.net Bitmap object
Dim pdf417Bitmap As Bitmap
pdf417Bitmap = pdf417.drawBarcode()
How to Create & Draw PDF-417 Image in ASP.NET aspx or Html Pages Without ASP.NET Barcode Controller?
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  • Under demo package, copy barcode folder and its contents to your IIS, and create a new virtual directory.
  • Restart IIS, navigate to http://YourDomain:Port/barcode/pdf417.aspx?DATA=012345678.
  • To create barcode PDF-417 image in html or aspx pages, you can insert a image tag (img) into your page.
    For example, <img src="http://YourDomain:Port/barcode/pdf417.aspx?DATA=012345678" />
How to Create & Encode Barcode PDF 417 to Image File (GIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP)?
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Creating PDF-417 images in C# Class example:
   PDF417 pdf417 = new PDF417();
pdf417.Data = "012345678";
pdf417.RowCount = 3;
pdf417.ColumnCount = 5;

// Create PDF-417 and encode barcode to Jpeg format
pdf417.ImageFormat = System.Drawing.Imaging.ImageFormat.Jpeg;
pdf417.drawBarcode("C://csharp-pdf417.jpg");
Creating PDF-417 images in VB.NET Class example:
   Dim pdf417 As OnBarcode.Barcode.PDF417
pdf417 = New OnBarcode.Barcode.PDF417()
pdf417 .Data = "012345678"
pdf417.RowCount = 3
pdf417.ColumnCount = 5

' Create PDF-417 and encode barcode to Jpeg format
pdf417.ImageFormat = System.Drawing.Imaging.ImageFormat.Jpeg
pdf417.drawBarcode("C://vbnet-pdf417.jpg")
In Visual Studio C# & VB.NET, How to Draw & Print Barcode PDF-417 to .NET Graphics, Stream & Bitmap Objects?
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To draw & print barcode PDF-417 to C# objects:
   public void drawBarcode(Graphics graphics);

public void drawBarcode(string filename);

public Bitmap drawBarcode();

public void drawBarcode(Stream fileStream);
To draw & print barcode PDF-417 to VB.NET objects:
   Public Sub drawBarcode(ByRef graphics As Graphics)

Public Sub drawBarcode(ByVal filename As String)

Public Function drawBarcode() As Bitmap

Public Sub drawBarcode(ByRef fileStream As Stream)
Generating & Printing Barcode PDF-417 Using .NET Barcode WinForms Controller
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  1. Add OnBarcode.Barcode.WinForms.dll to .net project reference.
  2. Add .NET Barcode to .NET Visual Studio Toolbox.
    1. Right click .NET Visual Studio Toolbox, select menu Choose Items...
    2. In "Choose Toolbox Items" form, click button "Browse...", and select dll OnBarcode.Barcode.WinForms.dll.
    3. After selection, you will find four items under "Components" section: LinearWinForm, DataMatrixWinForm, PDF417WinForm, and QRCodeWinForm.
Creating & Drawing Barcode PDF-417 Using ASP.NET Barcode Web Form Controller
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  1. Add OnBarcode.Barcode.ASPNET.dll to asp.net project reference.
  2. Add .NET Barcode to .NET Visual Studio Toolbox.
    1. Right click .NET Visual Studio Toolbox, select menu Choose Items...
    2. In "Choose Toolbox Items" form, click button "Browse...", and select dll OnBarcode.Barcode.ASPNET.dll.
    3. After selection, you will find four items under "Components" section: LinearWebForm, DataMatrixWebForm, PDF417WebForm, and QRCodeWebForm.
.NET PDF 417 Generator - Barcode Properties
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Category Properties Value Comments
Basic Property: Data
URL: DATA
Type: string
Default: "PDF417"
Barcode value to encode

PDF-417 Valid Data Char Set:
  • Text Compaction mode permits all printable ASCII characters to be encoded, i.e. values 32 - 126 inclusive in accordance with ISO/IEC 646 (IRV), as well as selected control characters.
  • Byte Compaction mode permits all 256 possible 8-bit byte values to be encoded. This includes all ASCII characters value 0 to 127 inclusive and provides for international character set support.
  • Numeric Compaction mode permits efficient encoding of numeric data strings.
  • Up to 811,800 different character sets or data interpretations.
  • Various function codewords for control purposes.

 
PDF 417
Special
Property: ProcessTilde
URL: PROCESS-TILDE
Type: bool
Default: true
Set the ProcessTilde property to true, if you want use the tilde character "~" to specify special characters in the input data. Default is true.
  • 1-byte character: ~0dd/~1dd/~2dd (character value from 000 ~ 255); ASCII character '~' is presented by ~126
    Strings from "~256" to "~299" are unused
  • 2-byte character (Unicode): ~6ddddd (character value from 00000 ~ 65535)
    Strings from "~665536" to "~699999" are unused
  • Programming for reader initialisation: ~rp.
    This should be located at the beginning of the encoding data, e.g. data = "~rpABCD1234".
  • ECI: ~7dddddd (valid value of dddddd from 000000 to 999999)
Property: DataMode
URL: DATA-MODE
Type: PDF417DataMode
Default: PDF417DataMode.Text (1)
valid values:

  • PDF417DataMode.Auto (0)
  • PDF417DataMode.Text (1)
  • PDF417DataMode.Byte (2)
  • PDF417DataMode.Numeric (3)
  • PDF417DataMode.Customer (4)
Property: ECL
URL: ECL
Type: PDF417ECL
Default: PDF417ECL.Level_2 (2)
Error correction level, values are from PDF417ECL.Level_0 to PDF417ECL.Level_8, default is PDF417ECL.Level_2.
Property: RowCount
URL: ROW-COUNT
Type: int
Default: 3
The number of rows for PDF417. The value range is from 3 to 90. The default is 3.
Property: ColumnCount
URL: COLUMN-COUNT
Type: int
Default: 5
Number of columns. The value range is from 1 to 30. The default is 5. Increase this value, if your data size is large.
Property: Truncated
URL: TRUNCATED
Type: bool
Default: false
truncated PDF417 may be used where space considerations are a primary concern and symbol damage is unlikely.
Property: Macro
URL: MACRO
Type: bool
Default: false
Set isMacro property to true, then Macro PDF417 is enabled.
Property: MacroSegmentIndex
URL: MACRO-SEGMENT-INDEX
Type: int
Default: 0
the position of current symbol in the secuence (Start with 0).
Property: MacroSegmentCount
URL: MACRO-SEGMENT-COUNT
Type: int
Default: 0
the number of total symbols which make the sequence.
Property: MacroFileIndex
URL: MACRO-FILE-INDEX
Type: int
Default: 0
be identified to the same file
 
Barcode
Size
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Property: AutoResize
URL: AUTO-RESIZE
Type: bool
Default: false
Auto resize the generated barcode image
Property: BarAlignment
URL: BAR-ALIGNMENT
Type: int
Default: 1 (center)
Barcode horizontal alignment inside the image. 0: left, 1: center, 2: right.
Property: UOM
URL: UOM
Type: UnitOfMeasure
Default: PIXEL (0)
Unit of meature for all size related settings in the library.

Valid values:
  • UnitOfMeasure.PIXEL (0)
  • UnitOfMeasure.CM (1)
  • UnitOfMeasure.INCH (2)
Property: X
URL: X
Type: float
Default: 2
Barcode bar module width, default is 3 pixel
Property: XtoYRatio
URL: X-Y-RATIO
Type: float
Default: 0.3333333f
Bar width vs bar height ratio
Property: BarcodeWidth
URL: BARCODE-WIDTH
Type: float
Default: 0
Barcode image width.

If BarcodeWidth setting is smaller than the barcode required minimum width, the library will automatically reset to barcode minimum width.
Property: BarcodeHeight
URL: BARCODE-HEIGHT
Type: float
Default: 0
Barcode image height.

If BarcodeHeight setting is smaller than the barcode required minimum height, the library will automatically reset to barcode minimum height.
Property: LeftMargin
URL: LEFT-MARGIN
Type: float
Default: 0
Barcode image left margin size.
Property: RightMargin
URL: RIGHT-MARGIN
Type: float
Default: 0
Barcode image right margin size.
Property: TopMargin
URL: TOP-MARGIN
Type: float
Default: 0
Barcode image top margin size.
Property: BottomMargin
URL: BOTTOM-MARGIN
Type: float
Default: 0
Barcode image bottom margin size.
Property: Resolution
URL: RESOLUTION
Type: int
Default: 72
Barcode image resolution in DPI (Dots per inch).
Property: Rotate
URL: ROTATE
Type: Rotate
Default: Rotate.Rotate0 (0)
Valid values:

  • Rotate.Rotate0 (0)
  • Rotate.Rotate90 (1)
  • Rotate.Rotate180 (2)
  • Rotate.Rotate270 (3)
 
Barcode
Colors
Property: BackColor
URL: BACK-COLOR
Type: Color
Default: white
Barcode image background color
Property: ForeColor
URL: FORE-COLOR
Type: Color
Default: black
Barcode image foreground color
 
In WebStream query string, please use int value for Enums, "true" and "false" for bool.
All .NET Barcode Generator Supporting Bar Code Types
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Barcode Generator SDK for .NET - Bar Code Types Generation

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