VB.NET Intelligent Mail Generator Data Encoding Tutorial

sample source code to input valid data and generate linear Intelligent Mail images in VB.NET


 

Setup Intelligent Mail VB.NET Generator

Intelligent Mail, also known as IM, the 4-State Customer Barcode, is a postal barcode adopted by the United State Postal Servicr for sorting and tracking letters and flats.

OnBarcode.com provides more details about how to set Intelligent Mail barcode size and image in Barcode Generator Control on VB.NET:


Intelligent Mail VB.NET Generator installation

1. Download the trial package and unzip

2. Copy OnBarcode.Barcode.WinForms.dll to your .NET project folder

3. Do not copy dll to .NET bin directory, .NET build tools will do it for you.

4. Add OnBarcode.Barcode.WinForms.dll to .NET project reference

5. Right click .NET Visual Studio Toolbox, select menu Choose Items...

6. In "Choose Toolbox Items" form, click button "Browse...", and select OnBarcode.Barcode.WinForms.dll

7. After selection, you will find four items under "Components" section: LinearWinForm, DataMatrixWinForm, PDF417WinForm, and QRCodeWinForm



After, get it ready in VB.NET by placing the following statement where Intelligent Mail VB.NET Generator is needed:

Dim intelligentmail As OnBarcode.Barcode.Linear

intelligentmail = New OnBarcode.Barcode.Linear

intelligentmail.Type = OnBarcode.Barcode.BarcodeType.INTELLIGENTMAIL

 

Select Data for Intelligent Mail VB.NET Generator

There are three code sets of Intelligent Mail. They are code set A, code set B, and code set C. Intelligent Mail in different code set encodes different types of data character.

Generate Intelligent Mail with Numeric Character

Intelligent Mail is capable of encoding number 0 to 9.

Sample Usage:

Dim intelligentmail As OnBarcode.Barcode.Linear = New OnBarcode.Barcode.Linear

intelligentmail.Type = OnBarcode.Barcode.BarcodeType.INTELLIGENTMAIL

intelligentmail.Data = "123"

 

Valid length for Data in Intelligent Mail VB.NET Generator

Intelligent Mail Data Length

Intelligent Mail is variable length symbology, which easily encodes data at any length.

Data Length in Intelligent Mail VB.NET Generator

The value of property Data, which is used to define the data in Intelligent Mail, is a string value. You can input data at any length in the string.

Sample Usage:

Dim intelligentmail As OnBarcode.Barcode.Linear = New OnBarcode.Barcode.Linear

intelligentmail.Type = OnBarcode.Barcode.BarcodeType.INTELLIGENTMAIL

intelligentmail.Data = "1"

Sample Usage:

Dim intelligentmail As OnBarcode.Barcode.Linear = New OnBarcode.Barcode.Linear

intelligentmail.Type = OnBarcode.Barcode.BarcodeType.INTELLIGENTMAIL

intelligentmail.Data = "12345678"









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