Hello everyone and welcome back to XAMLflix with RadBarCode for Silverlight and WPF. What is XAMLflix you might ask? Well, it is Telerik’s way of teaching you how to use both new and existing controls from Telerik’s XAML suite. Each and every Thursday, we will provide a fresh batch of videos and sample projects highlighting a different control. Since our Silverlight and WPF share a common codebase and API, you only have to learn how to use these controls once! You can simply copy and paste the code between frameworks. If you are eager to get started then go ahead and download a trial of RadControls for Silverlight and WPF right now and follow along with the videos real-time.

Meet RadBarCode

The RadBarcode control can be used for automatic Barcode generation directly from a numeric or character data without the need of any Barcode font being installed in the end user’s PC. It can also generate many different types of Barcodes including those commonly used in point-of-sales industries.

  • Getting Started with RadBarCode – In this video, we will dive into Visual Studio 2010 and begin with File -> New Project and use the RadBarCode Control. We will discuss adding references, to getting your Toolbox setup to finally adding a RadBarCode to our Silverlight Application. We will also discuss several properties that you can use to assist in developing highly flexible barcode applications. If you are brand new to RadBarCode then watch this video first! (source code)
  • RadBarCode – Additional Formats In this video, we will discuss the various formats supported by RadBarCode out of the box and begin using several more popular Barcodes such as Code 128, PostNet, EAN-13 and UPC-A. If you want to become familiar with what barcodes we support and get a glimpse at using each one then this video is for you. (source code)
  • RadBarCode – Sample Application In this video, we will create a sample application that demonstrates using the RadBarCode in an electronic catalog by using the RadBook control. Your user can flip pages easily in this real world simulation. I also discuss how easily you can print barcodes using RadBarCode and Silverlight 4’s built in PrintDocument class. (source code)

Wrap-Up

Thanks for reading and if you have any questions or comments then please let me know.


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Michael Crump

is a Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight and MSDN author as well as an international speaker. He works at Telerik with a focus on everything mobile.  You can follow him on Twitter at @mbcrump or keep up with his various blogs by visiting his Telerik Blog or his Personal Blog.

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