2d barcodes

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  1. David Mulligan
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    Posted 25 Jan 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Steve,

    Is there any 2D barcode symbologies supported by telerik barcode control?
    Also is there a way to determine the size of the barcode created by these different symbologies?

    Thanks
  2. Steve
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    Posted 26 Jan 2010 Link to this post

    Hi David,

    Currently we do not support 2D bardcodes, however we have this request logged in our features list and if there is enough interest for such barcodes, we would consider their implementation for a subsequent release of the product.
    However you can use an external barcode product and show it in the reports if necessary. Every Barcode component produces images and thus if you have a 3rd party library/component that can create the barcodes you desire, then you can use our PictureBox item to show this image. For example you can define a user function that returns the image and feed the picturebox item with it e.g.:

            public static Image GetBarcodeImage(string barcode)
            {
                // This is the pseudo code
                My2DBarcode barcodeEngine = new My2DBarcode(barcode)
                return barcodeEngine.GetImage();
            }

    And use this UserFunction in the PictureBox Value expression:

        = GetBarcodeImage(Fields.BarCode)

    Additionally we would appreciate if you mention which are the 2D symbologies that interest you most and why, so that we can have them in mind when we start considering such barcodes.

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  3. David Mulligan
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    Posted 26 Jan 2010 Link to this post

    Thanks for the reply Steve. Hope you guys would roll out support for the 2d barcode as soon as possible.
    For 2D, I consider the Datamatrix symbology is the most required and the widely used one. The reason being its the most compact in sizes which is an important criteria in reporting purposes. Other important one's are QR and PDF417 symbologies.

  4. Steve
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    Posted 27 Jan 2010 Link to this post

    Hi David Mulligan,

    Thank you for the additional info -  it is always great to know how/what feature is/would be used, especially when it comes to making plans for its future implementation.

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  5. Anthony Walk
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    Posted 04 Feb 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Steve,

    I would like to see support for 2D Barcodes, as well. 2D barcodes are more reliable and are suited for transferring much more data than 1D barcodes.

     

    I recently purchased the Telerik Suite and plan to migrate my reports from Crystal Reports 2008 to Telerik, but I hit a snag with the 2D Datamatrix issue. Crystal Reports did not directly support the Datamatrix, but it worked reasonably well with a third party vender called <removed link(advertisement)>. Does anyone here have any experience with using Azalea in a Telerik Report or know of a forum that might help?

  6. Robert
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    Posted 26 Apr 2010 Link to this post

    What constitutes sufficient interest?  How many developers have to ask for 2D bar codes before you decide to implement them?

    As for symbologies, I would say, start with the most popular ones.  Having something is better than having nothing at all.

    Why don't you do some research and find out what symbologies are most useful?  Somebody must have done that when you implemented linear bar codes.  So just do the same thing for 2D.
  7. Aho
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    Posted 04 May 2010 Link to this post

    I need a 2D (datamatrix) barcode, too.

    I am looking forward to see this, feature.

    Now I'll continue using another reporting tool.
  8. Grant Henderson
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    Posted 09 May 2010 Link to this post

    We'd like to see GS1 Databar:

    http://www.gs1.org/barcodes/databar
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GS1_DataBar

    This seems to be the direction barcode scanner manufacturers are going as well as the entire retail industry.

  9. TFOMS_Vrn
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    Posted 11 Jan 2011 Link to this post

    I'd like to see PDF417 Barcode in Telerik Reports. Is it planned?
    Also what solutions for producing PDF 417 Barcodes as picture can you advice?
  10. Saverio
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    Posted 14 Jan 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Telerik people,
    having 2D code printing, at least QR and pdf417 is a must for us!
    Have a nice day!
  11. C
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    Posted 28 Jan 2011 Link to this post

    A possible workaround, if you application has internet connectivity, is to put a picture control on your report and load the image dynamically from the google charts api. http://code.google.com/apis/chart/docs/gallery/qr_codes.html

    You just send a http request like https://chart.googleapis.com/chart?chs=150x150&cht=qr&chl=Hello%20world&choe=UTF-8 and the response should be a png image. I don't have a code example but it should be easy enough to handle the ItemDataBinding event for your picture.
  12. Chris T.
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    Posted 02 Feb 2011 Link to this post

    Just thought I'd pile-on and add that 2d barcodes (specifically, PDF417) would be quite useful to us as well.
  13. Tom
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    Posted 03 Mar 2011 Link to this post

    It's been over a year since this was first requested. I would like to add myself to the list of developers that need 2D datamatrix barcode support in reporting and I would also like it as a control for WPF and Silverlight. Any updates from Telerik on the status of this request?
  14. Jerry
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    Posted 22 Jun 2011 Link to this post

    We'd like Datamatrix too!
  15. Mark
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    Posted 14 Jul 2011 Link to this post

    Please add 2D Datamatrix
  16. BlackTiger
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    Posted 09 Nov 2011 Link to this post

    2D Datamatrix would be great
  17. Almir
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    Posted 07 Jan 2012 Link to this post

    Same here. 2D Datamatrix would be perfect. Any news?
  18. Steve
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    Posted 09 Jan 2012 Link to this post

    Hi guys,

    Keep them coming! So far from all posts we've gathered (not only this thread) it seems that PDF417, Datamatrix and QR symbologies are most demanded and we would definitely have this in mind when working on 2D barcodes.

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    Steve
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  19. Grigore Dolghin
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    Posted 09 Jan 2012 Link to this post

    +1 for PDF417. This barcode is used on taxes forms in Romania and it's important to have it, please. Thank you.
  20. Augeneer
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    Posted 10 Jan 2012 Link to this post

    Hi All,

    We would like to be added to the list that need 2D barcode support in reporting.
    Our clients seem to be going the Datamatrix, QR or PDF417....

    Please let us know with timelines on this... We are starting a couple of projects soon that needs this sort of support.

    Regards

    Augeneer
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  21. Shirley
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    Posted 06 Feb 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Augeneer !

    I'm surprised that so many people are looking for 2d barcode generator, I mean, you can easily find them online, right?
    Look, if you want awesome 2d barcode generator, here's a nice one I'm using, and it supports QR Code, Data Matrix and PDF 417!
    <removed link(ad)>
    and this one too, <removed link(ad)>
     
    Just thought you're in need. Hope it's helpful :-)

  22. Grigore Dolghin
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    Posted 06 Feb 2012 Link to this post

    @Shirley: No, it's not helpful. Let me put it this way: why would I pay 1000 USD more (first package) or 3990 USD more (second package), just to have the 2D barcodes? Why wouldn't I switch completely to a different reporting tool, which have them and costs less? (yes, they do exist and I'm pretty sure you know which one I mean now, I'm just avoiding writing the name here)
  23. C
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    Posted 06 Feb 2012 Link to this post

    If you wan't free there are usually solutions out there. It can at least hold you over while Telerik drags their feet on this 2D barcode stuff. Like this project, http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdf417lib/ . Found it after a short Google search.
  24. Shirley
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    Posted 06 Feb 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Grigore,
    sorry it didn't help...
    My company purchased a Small Company License for only $550, linear and 2d barcodes included, so I didn't think that might be a problem...
    You know we've actually downloaded freeware online before, but it just didn't work out, so we decided to save the trouble instead of the money...
    But still, good luck. Hope you'll find something nice soon :)
  25. Evan
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    Posted 12 Apr 2012 Link to this post

    Would like to add my support for getting 2D barcodes added. We specifically need PDF417. Thanks!
  26. Vasssek
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    Posted 23 Jun 2012 Link to this post

    Hello,

    please add 2D barcodes support to Telerik Reporting...

    Thank you.

    Vasssek
  27. Smithe
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    Posted 25 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    I found a third party 2D barcode tool to create barcode in the reporting. Check out the <admin>Link removed (advertising)</admin>.
  28. Robert
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    Posted 26 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    Another vote for PDF417
  29. Joerg
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    Posted 03 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    ... and another vote for 2d-barcode ...
  30. Richard
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    Posted 07 May 2013 Link to this post

    Here is a good barcode generator which supports to adjust the site of the created barcode that I have used: <removed link(ad)>. You can refer to this <removed link(ad)> to get detailed information.
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