Support for printing QR-Code?

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  1. Ben Hayat
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    Posted 01 Jan 2011 Link to this post

    Hi;
    When will you be supporting QR-Code printing?

    Thanks!
  2. Steve
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    Posted 03 Jan 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Ben,

    We have the 2D barcodes request logged in our features list and if there is enough interest for such barcodes, we would consider their implementation. We've logged your vote for QR.

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  4. Kenneth Mazur
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    Posted 22 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    I vote for it 2!
  5. John Pendergrast
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    Posted 10 Nov 2011 Link to this post

    I would definitely vote for QR code support as well.
  6. Bruce Walker
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    Posted 28 Feb 2012 Link to this post

    Add my vote too.
  7. SWAT
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    Posted 05 Mar 2012 Link to this post

    Yes please, QR code is somthing our clients start to ask for.
  8. Danny
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    Posted 05 Mar 2012 Link to this post

    I would like to add my vote for this as well.
  9. SwanB
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    Posted 09 Sep 2012 Link to this post

    QR-codes please
  10. Hrisi
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    Posted 13 Sep 2012 Link to this post

    Hi guys,

    I think the original question is misleading. First of all what means "support of QR code". If your data contains a QR barcode this implies that it will be in binary format (image). Telerik Reporting provides a PictureBox item for such purposes. Second, if you want to represent some text as QR barcode, you can use an user function. There are plenty of QR drawing libraries including free ones. You can use them to convert the text to the image and put this image as a value for the PictureBox item.

    The original question is regarding printing only, but I think the previous thoughts are the answer. Furthermore if you use the reporting only for printing (export to pdf) I think there is more than enough document-centric applications that will do the job better and more easily. Why not to use them?

    Greetings,
    Hrisi
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  11. SwanB
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    Posted 13 Sep 2012 Link to this post

    I do agree with Hrisis comments.

    As QR-codes have a very profound market penetration and are used extensively throughout the world, we more or less took for granted that Telerik Reporting supported "representing text as a QR BarCode".

    We appreciate the suggestion and do understand that this is "do-able" through "a hack using a user function", but we feel this is beside the point as we expected that this was supported natively in the Telerik Reporting product.

    1.
    That being said, to avoid not being left in the dark, we would appreciate very much a sample where this user funtion functionality for QR-code is used.

    2.
    Please also indicate what is the plans and timeframe for Telerik Reporting for supporting "representing text as a QR BarCode" ?


    Best Regards
    Swan B
  12. Steve
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    Posted 17 Sep 2012 Link to this post

    Hi,

    As every Barcode component produces images, if you use a 3rd party library/component that can QR barcode, 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
                MyQRBarcode barcodeEngine = new MyQRBarcode(barcode)
                return barcodeEngine.GetImage();
            }

    And use this UserFunction in the PictureBox Value expression:

        = GetBarcodeImage(Fields.BarCode)

    where Fields.BarCode is the database field containing the value of the bar code.

    We cannot engage with a time frame for natively supporting 2D bar code symbologies at this time.

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  13. Vasssek
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    Posted 17 Sep 2012 Link to this post

    Hello everyone,

    take a look at this link:
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/datamatrixnet/

    This project supports 2D codes (Datamatrix, PDF417) for  .NET and .NET CF applications... And it's free :)

    Best regards

    Vasssek 
  14. Otto Neff
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    Posted 06 Aug 2013 Link to this post

    Vote! Currently it's pretty sad that there is no way to have Vector Based 2D Codes in PDF Exports with Telerik Reporting.
  15. Stef
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    Posted 19 Jun 2015 Link to this post

    Hi,

    The Barcode item supports the 1D and 2D barcode types listed here.

    If you need other barcode type, you can render the barcode with other libraries and save it as an image that can be later displayed in a report via PictureBox item.


    I hope this information helps you.

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