How to Generate PDF-417 in .NET WinForms

How to Generate & Print 2D PDF-417 Barcode Images in .NET WinForms
  • Completely compatible with Visual Studio and other development environments
  • In accordance with ISO / IEC 15438(2nd edition 2006-06-01) for valid PDF-417 output
  • Draw and print 2D PDF-417 barcodes using C# and VB.NET class library
  • Easily generate 2D PDF-417, Truncated PDF-417, Macro PDF-417 in .NET Windows Forms
  • Generating multiple 2D PDF-417 in stream object, in graphics object, and image formats
  • Light-weight, easy-to-use 2D PDF-417 encoder control used widely
  • Flexible barcode dimensions available for generated PDF417 barcode customization
  • Purchase with royalty-free Developer Licenses for this PDF-417 barcode control
.NET WinForms PDF-417 Barcode Generator Introduction
KA.Barcode for .NET WinForms is the best barcode plug-in software, which can generate and print PDF417 barcode images with best quality in .NET Windows applications. Other 20+ linear and bidimensional barcode symbologies are supported as well. To customize generated images, developers can apply various functions in the setting panel.
PDF-417 Barcode Overview in WinForms
PDF-417 barcode, known as Portable Data File 417, PDF 417, PDF417 Truncated, is a multi-row, variable-length symbology with high data capacity and error-correction capability. PDF-417 has a wide use in America, Canada in the department of transportation, on the ID, car license and the soldier certificate.
PDF-417 Encodable Data in WinForms
  • Standard ASCII characters: 0-127 inlcuding A-Z, a-z, 0-9 and special characters
  • Extended ASCII characters: 128-255
Download PDF-417 Barcode DLL in .NET WinForms
Download KA.Barcode for .NET WinForms trial version for free. After it is unzipped, you will find: "KeepAutomation.Barcode.Windows.dll", User Manual, End User License Agreement and Order Page.
Users can use this trial version free of charge without time limitation. But they can only use it for demo or testing purposes for a "KA Barcode" watermark will exist on the generated PDF-417 barcode images randomly.
Add PDF-417 Barcode in .NET Windows Forms
  1. At beginning, you may download the trial version of .NET WinForms PDF-417 barcode control and unzip it.
  2. Then, you should add "KeepAutomation.Barcode.Windows.dll" from the unzipped package to the Visual Studio Toolbox.
  3. Next, you need to drag and drop "BarCodeControl" from Visual Studio Toolbox to your project form.
  4. In addition, you can choose PDF-417 barcode type in the Properties window.
  5. Finally, you may customize your PDF-417 barcode properties through the "Properties" window.
Generate PDF-417 in WinForms Using C# or VB
  1. Download and unzip the trial package of this PDF-417 barcode control
  2. Add "KeepAutomation.Barcode.Windows.dll" from the unzipped package to your .NET WinForms project reference.
  3. Use the following C# or VB demo code to generate PDF-417 barcode image in .NET WinForms.
C# Sample code
     BarCode pdf417 = new BarCode();
pdf417.Symbology= KeepAutomation.Barcode.Symbology.PDF417;
pdf417.CodeToEncode = "PDF417";
pdf417.X = 3;
pdf417.Y = 3;
pdf417.generateBarcodeToImageFile("C://barcode-pdf417-csharp.gif");

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

pdf417.Symbology= KeepAutomation.Barcode.Symbology.PDF417
pdf417.CodeToEncode = "PDF417"
pdf417.X = 3
pdf417.Y = 3
pdf417.generateBarcodeToImageFile("C://barcode-pdf417-vbnet.gif")

How to Generate PDF-417 with Data Mode & ECL in .NET WinForms
The character set of PDF-417 contains three compactions: text compaction (ASCII 0 - 255), byte compaction (ASCII 9, 10, 13 & 32 - 127), and numeric compaction (digits 0 - 9). Barcode SDK for WinForms adds "Auto" data mode for easy generation. Users may set "PDF417DataMode" property to customize data modes. PDF-417 error correction is based on Reed-Solomon algorithm. It has 8 levels of error correction. User is able to customize it using "PDF417ECL" property.
C# Sample code
     pdf417.PDF417DataMode = KeepAutomation.Barcode.PDF417DataMode.Auto;
pdf417.PDF417ECL = KeepAutomation.Barcode.PDF417ECL.ECL_1;
VB Sample code
     pdf417.PDF417DataMode = KeepAutomation.Barcode.PDF417DataMode.Auto
pdf417.PDF417ECL = KeepAutomation.Barcode.PDF417ECL.ECL_1
How to Generate PDF-417 with Row & Column Count in .NET WinForms
Row count means the number of rows for PDF417. The value range is from 3 to 90. While column count means number of columns.The value range is from 1 to 30. The default is 5. The PDF-417 size may be changed by adjusting the "PDF417RowCount" and "PDF417ColumnCount" settings.
C# Sample code
     pdf417.PDF417RowCount = 5;
pdf417.PDF417ColumnCount = 3;
VB Sample code
     pdf417.PDF417RowCount = 5
pdf417.PDF417ColumnCount = 3
How to Generate Truncated PDF-417 in .NET WinForms
Truncate PDF-417 barcode is also called Compact PDF-417 barcode, which may omit the right row indicators or reduce some of the row overhead to improve the symbol density for some certain environment. Users may make it work via enabling "PDF417Truncated" property.
C# Sample code
     pdf417.PDF417Truncated = true;
VB Sample code
     pdf417.PDF417Truncated = true
How to Generate PDF-417 with Tilde Function in .NET WinForms
Tilde function is encoded in Barcode Generator DLL for .NET WinForms for developers to encode special characters in PDF-417. Users may apply this function by setting "TildeEabled" to true.
C# Sample code
     pdf417.TildeEnabled = true;
VB Sample code
     pdf417.TildeEnabled = true
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