VintaSoft Barcode .NET SDK - F.A.Q.

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VintaSoft Barcode .NET SDK is intended for usage in end-user applications for Windows OS based on .NET Framework and .NET Core, for Android OS based on Xamarin, for Linux and macOS based on .NET Core.

VintaSoft Barcode .NET SDK provides a set of software development tools for reading and writing 1D & 2D barcodes in digital images and PDF image resources.

So the product is attributed as a professional software development kit (library, component) meant for the use by persons having base knowledges and skills in programming of software applications. VintaSoft Barcode .NET SDK is the result of careful work of VintaSoft's highly educated staff for many years.

You can use the SDK in:
  • Microsoft Visual Basic .NET
  • Microsoft Visual C#
  • Microsoft ASP.NET
  • Xamarin.Android
  • Microsoft Visual C++ for .NET
  • Microsoft Visual J#
  • Borland Delphi for .NET
  • Borland C#
  • any other languages which are compatible with .NET Framework.
The library consists from:
  • .NET Framework assemblies (.DLL files), which are compiled under .NET Framework 2.0/4.x and WPF 3.5/4.x for AnyCPU, x86 and x64 platforms. Files are located in "[install_path]\Bin" folder.
  • .NET Core 2.x assemblies (.DLL file) - "[install_path]\Bin" folder.
  • Xamarin Android assembly (.DLL file) - "[install_path]\Bin" folder.
  • SDK documentation, which contains User Guide and API Reference. Information about documentation can be found here.
  • Compiled demo applications (EXE files). Files are located in "[install_path]\Bin" folder.
  • Source codes of demo applications designed in Visual Studio .NET 2005-2017 for C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET. Files are located in "[install_path]\Examples" folder.
  • Test image files with barcodes. Files are located in "[install_path]\Images" folder.
The files allowed for distribution are listed in paragraphs 4.6 - 4.9 of the License agreement. These files must be placed in the same folder with the application that references them. Please make sure that the file version you distribute is the same file version your application was compiled with.
Evaluation version has the following restrictions:
  • Nag screen is shown before start of each barcode recognition process in Vintasoft.Barcode.dll and Vintasoft.WpfBarcode.dll from \Bin\X.X\ folder.
  • Barcode value in reader is replaced by "*DEMO*" for GS1 DataBar Family, RSS Family, IntelligentMail, QR Code and Micro QR Code barcode types.
  • Royal Mail Mailmark CMDM, PPN, GS1 Aztec, GS1 DataMatrix and GS1 QR barcodes cannot be generated using the evaluation version.
  • The value of decoded barcode is partially hidden and decoding of Code 32, OPC, PZN, Deutsche Post Identcode, Deutsche Post Leitcode, FedEx Ground 96, DHL AWB, VIN, SSCC-18, VICS, Swiss PostParcel, Numly Number, GS1-128, GS1 DataBar Family and Patch Code barcodes disabled in assemblies offered for performance and web testing, which do not produce nag screen: Vintasoft.Barcode.dll and Vintasoft.WpfBarcode.dll from \Bin\X.X\NoNagScreen\ folder, VintaSoft.XamarinBarcode.Android.dll from \Bin\Xamarin\ folder.
  • Barcodes can be read only from image resources of the first page of multipage PDF document.
  • "*Demo*" watermark is added in random way to any generated barcode.

Version for registered users does not have limitations.
Information about SDK documentation can be found here.
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