How to Generate Code 128 in Crystal Reports

Generate Code 128 Barcode for Crystal Reports With C# and VB Class
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Crystal Reports Code 128 Barcode Library Overview
KA.Barcode for Crystal Reports lets you integrate .NET applications (ASP.NET & WinForms) with Crystal Reports during runtime to build powerful reporting solution. .NET programmers have full access to the properties such as barcode height, margin, X-dimension etc. The properties could be changed by writing C# or VB code.
Code 128 Barcode Overview
Code 128 is a linear barcode appended with a mandatory check digit which was based on ISO/IEC 15417. Start characters A, B and C of Code 128 define the corresponding code set to be used initially in the symbol.
Code 128 Valid Character Set
  • Standard ASCII values: 0-128
  • Extended ASCII Values in accordance with ISO 8859-1: 128-255
Crystal Reports Code 128 Barcode SDK Download
Users are free to download our Code 128 Barcode Generation SDK for Crystal Reports Evaluation. The evaluation version of this barcode generator is composed of the following items:
  • KeepAutomation.Barcode.Crystal.dll
  • KACrystalData.mdb
  • ProductDataSet.xsd
  • End User License Agreement
  • User Manual and Order Page
Evaluation version of Crystal Reports Code 128 Barcode SDK is available for an unlimited period of time. But a "KA Barcode" watermark is included in Code 128 barcode image generated with this evaluation version. So the evaluation version can not be used to commercial applications.
Crystal Reports Code 128 Barcode Creation in ASP.NET
  1. Open your Visual Studio and create a new web project with "ASP.NET Crystal Reports Web Site" as template.
  2. Create a new report "Using the Report Wizard", choose "Standard", and click "OK".
  3. In "Data" form, double click "Create New Connection", and expand "ADO.NET".
  4. Add "ProductDataSet.xsd" file in "ADO.NET" form, and click "Finish" button.
  5. In "Data" form, add table "Product" and click "Next". In "Fields" form, add all three columns in the table "Product" and click "Finish".
  6. Add field "Barcode" to the report Section 3 in CrystalReport1.rpt.
  7. Locate "KeepAutomation.Barcode.Crystal.dll" to your project reference.
  8. Compile the sample codes below and run the project.
C# Sample code
     protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
OleDbConnection aConnection = new OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=C:/KACrystalData.mdb");

OleDbDataAdapter dataAdapter = new OleDbDataAdapter("select * from Product",aConnection);
DataSet ds = new DataSet();

//Add the Barcode column to the DataSet
ds.Tables[0].Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Barcode", typeof(byte[])));

BarCode code128 = new BarCode();
//Barcode settings
code128.Symbology = KeepAutomation.Barcode.Symbology.Code128Auto;
code128.ImageFormat = System.Drawing.Imaging.ImageFormat.Png;

foreach (DataRow dr in ds.Tables[0].Rows)
code128.CodeToEncode = (int)dr["ProductId"] + "";
byte[] imageData = code128.generateBarcodeToByteArray();
dr["Barcode"] = imageData;

VB Sample code
     Protected Sub Page_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
Dim aConnection As New OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=C:/KACrystalData.mdb")

Dim dataAdapter As New OleDbDataAdapter("select * from Product", aConnection)
Dim ds As New DataSet()

'Add the Barcode column to the DataSet
ds.Tables(0).Columns.Add(New DataColumn("Barcode", GetType(Byte())))

Dim code128 As New BarCode()
'Barcode settings
code128.Symbology = KeepAutomation.Barcode.Symbology.Code128Auto
code128.ImageFormat = System.Drawing.Imaging.ImageFormat.Png

For Each dr As DataRow In ds.Tables(0).Rows
code128.CodeToEncode = CInt(dr("ProductId")) & ""
Dim imageData As Byte() = code128.generateBarcodeToByteArray()
dr("Barcode") = imageData

End Sub
Code 128 Barcode Properties
If you want to know more information on Code 128, please view this Code 128 barcode properties page.
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