How to Generate PDF-417 in ASP.NET Application

How to Generate & Print 2D PDF-417 Barcode Symbologies in ASP.NET Web Applications
  • Compatible with .NET Framework 2.0 and above with full integration into Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Major browsers supported including Chrome, Internet Explorer (IE), Mozilla, Opera, etc
  • Easy to integrate PDF-417 2d barcode generation features into ASP.NET web sites & web forms
  • Stream 2D PDF-417 barcodes into Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • PDF-417 matrix barcode generation and customization in ASP.NET Using C# & VB.NET class
  • Draw PDF-417 barcodes in Png, Jpg, Gif, Tiff and Bmp image formats and save locally using C# & VB
  • Various barcode options to allow for flexible dimension settings for generated PDF417 in ASP.NET
  • Mature and versatile PDF-417 barcode generator library for ASP.NET used world wide
ASP.NET PDF-417 Barcode Generator Overview
PDF-417 barcode encoder component SDK is a functionality of KA.Barcode for ASP.NET, which enables web developers to print and stream PDF-417 and other linear & bi-dimensional barcode symbologies in ASP.NET webforms/websites/web pages, as well as C#, Visual Basic.NET class & console applications.
2D PDF-417 Barcode Overview in ASP.NET
PDF-417, also named Portable Data File 417, PDF 417 & PDF417 Truncated, is a stacked barcode symbol used mainly in transport, inventory management and identification cards.
PDF-417 Barcode Encodable Characters in ASP.NET
  • Auto: KeepAutomation will select proper data format according to input data.
  • Text: Each codeword represents one or two characters.
  • Byte: Each group of 5 codewords represents 6 bytes.
  • Numeric: Groups of up to 15 codewords represent as many as 44 decimal digits.
Download PDF-417 Barcode Generator for ASP.NET
Please download KA.Barcode for ASP.NET demo version freely to generate PDF-417 barcode images. As the generated barcode images contain a "KA Barcode" watermark, this trial version can not be used for commercial purposes. It includes: KeepAutomation.Barcode.Web.dll, a "barcode" folder including barcode.aspx.cs & barcode.aspx, end user license agreement, user manual and the order page.
How to Generate PDF-417 With ASP.NET Web Control
  1. Generate a new ASP.NET web project in Visual Studio.
  2. Copy "barcode.aspx" and "barcode.aspx.cs" in "barcode" folder to the target folder.
  3. Locate "KeepAutomation.Barcode.Web.dll" to your Visual Studio "Toolbox".
  4. Drag and drop "BarCodeControl" under "Toolbox" into the web form.
  5. Choose PDF417 barcode type in "Properties" panel.
  6. Finally, change properties of the generated PDF-417 barcode image through the "Properties" panel.
How to Generate PDF-417 in C# or VB.NET Programming
  1. Add reference "KeepAutomation.Barcode.Web.dll" to your ASP.NET Web project.
  2. Copy the C#/VB.NET demo barcode program below to stream a PDF417 in ASP.NET webforms/websites.
C# Sample code
     BarCode pdf417 = new BarCode();
pdf417.Symbology = KeepAutomation.Barcode.Symbology.PDF417;
pdf417.CodeToEncode = "417data";
pdf417.X = 2;

VB Sample code
     Dim pdf417 As KeepAutomation.Barcode.Bean.BarCode = New KeepAutomation.Barcode.Bean.BarCode

pdf417.Symbology = KeepAutomation.Barcode.Symbology.PDF417
pdf417.CodeToEncode = "417test"
pdf417.X = 2
pdf417.ImageFormat = System.Drawing.Imaging.ImageFormat.Png

How to Set Data Mode for PDF-417 in ASP.NET
PDF-417 is able to encode text, bytes and numeric data using KA.Barcode for ASP.NET. Developers are entitled to change data mode by setting "PDF417DataMode" proptery.
C# Sample code
     pdf417.PDF417DataMode = KeepAutomation.Barcode.PDF417DataMode.Auto;
VB Sample code
     pdf417.PDF417DataMode = KeepAutomation.Barcode.PDF417DataMode.Auto
How to Set ECL of PDF-417 in ASP.NET
PDF-417 employs Reed - Solomon error correction to make sure PDF-417 barcode symbology is correctly composed. It is easy to change ECL of PDF-417 using C# codes to change "PDF417ECL" property.
C# Sample code
     pdf417.PDF417ECL = KeepAutomation.Barcode.PDF417ECL.ECL_2; 
VB Sample code
     pdf417.PDF417ECL = KeepAutomation.Barcode.PDF417ECL.ECL_2
How to Set Row and Column Count of PDF-417 in ASP.NET
Each PDF-417 symbol consists of a stack of vertically aligned rows with a minimum of 3 rows (maximum 90 rows). .NET users could set row and column count of PDF-417 by changing "PDF417RowCount" and "PDF417ColumnCount"property.
C# Sample code
     pdf417.PDF417RowCount = 3;
pdf417.PDF417ColumnCount = 5;
VB Sample code
     pdf417.PDF417RowCount = 3
pdf417.PDF417ColumnCount = 5
How to Create Truncated PDF-417 in ASP.NET
Truncated PDF-417 may be used where space considerations are a primary concern and symbol damage is unlikely. To achieve this, users should set the "PDF417Truncated" property.
C# Sample code
     pdf417.PDF417Truncated = true;
VB Sample code
     pdf417.PDF417Truncated = true
How to Set Tilde Function of PDF-417 in ASP.NET
PDF-417 Symbols are able to encode special characters by setting "TildeEnabled" property to true.
C# Sample code
     pdf417.TildeEnabled = true;
VB Sample code
     pdf417.TildeEnabled = true
How to Generate PDF-417 in Microsoft IIS Through URL
  1. Download the trial package and copy "barcode" folder and its contents to your IIS.
  2. Create a new virtual directory "barcode" and restart your IIS.
  3. Navigate to "http://YourDomain:port/barcode/barcode.aspx?code-to-encode=41741700&symbology=102&x=2".
  4. A PDF-417 barcode image is generated and you can change barcode properties in the url above, view http parameters here.
  5. Finally, insert the following image tag into your web pages <img src="http://YourDomain:port/barcode/barcode.aspx?code-to-encode=41741700&symbology=102&x=2"/> to add the created barcode images in html or aspx pages.
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