.NET PDF417 Generator
Generate, print PDF 417 barcode labels in .NET, C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET

Free c#, vb.net examples to make, create, print PDF417 2d barcode labels in asp.net, crystal reports

  • Entirely in accordance with ISO/IEC 15438 (2nd edition 2006-06-01)
  • Completely written in C#, Visual Basic .NET for .NET 2.0/3.0/4.0
  • Simple 2D PDF-417 barcode generation in Visual Studio .NET projects
  • Programmatically create Truncated PDF-417, Macro PDF-417 barcodes in .NET
  • Generate dynamic 2D PDF-417 barcodes with easy drag & drop of barcode control
  • Show human readable text with customizable font, color and margin settings
  • Print and save matrix PDF-417 in gif, jpeg, png, tiff, and bitmap formats to local files
  • Professional 2D PDF-417 barcode generating component SDK used extensively
PDF-417 Barcode Control for .NET Introduction
This PDF-417 barcode creator control library, is actually a barcode funtionality of KA.Barcode Generator for .NET Suite, which makes it so easy to draw and integrate a PDF417, as well as other linear, bidimensional barcode types in .NET projects. This page will guide you for easy PDf417 encodation and generation with detailed C#, VB.NET programming demo.
PDF-417 Barcode Introduction
PDF417, or Portable Data File 417, is a two-dimensional stacked barcode symbology capable of encoding over a kilobyte of data per label. It was developed by Symbol Technologies (1989-1992) and is currently maintained by ANSI/AIM USA.
PDF-417 Encodable Data
  • Standard ASCII characters: 0-127
  • Extended ASCII characters: 128-255
.NET PDF-417 Barcode Control Download
Free evaluation download of KA.Barcode for .NET Suite is provided online to generate PDF-417 barcode images in .NET applications. Please download and unzip it now to get these barcode dlls for various .NET projects(KeepAutomation.Barcode.Crystal.dll, KeepAutomation.Barcode.Crystal.dll, KeepAutomation.Barcode.SSRS2005.dll, KeepAutomation.Barcode.SSRS2005CRI.dll, KeepAutomation.Barcode.SSRS2008.dll, KeepAutomation.Barcode.SSRS2008CRI.dll, KeepAutomation.Barcode.Web.dll and KeepAutomation.Barcode.Windows.dll).
PDF-417 Barcode Generation in .NET Using C# or VB.NET
  1. First of all, you should add "KeepAutomation.Barcode.Windows.dll" or "KeepAutomation.Barcode.Web.dll" to your project reference.
  2. Next, you may refer to C# or VB demo code to insert PDF-417 barcode image in .NET applications.
C# Sample code
     BarCode pdf417 = new BarCode();
pdf417.Symbology = KeepAutomation.Barcode.Symbology.PDF417;
pdf417.CodeToEncode = "01234";
pdf417.X = 3;
pdf417.Y = 3;
pdf417.PDF417XtoYRatio = 0.2f;
pdf417.PDF417DataMode = KeepAutomation.Barcode.PDF417DataMode.Auto;

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

pdf417.Symbology = KeepAutomation.Barcode.Symbology.PDF417
pdf417.CodeToEncode = "01234"
pdf417.X = 3
pdf417.Y = 3
pdf417.PDF417XtoYRatio = 0.2f

PDF-417 Barcode Generation in ASP.NET Project
  1. Start a new ASP.NET project and copy "barcode.aspx" and "barcode.aspx.cs" in "barcode" folder to your project folder.
  2. Browse and select "KeepAutomation.Barcode.Web.dll" from the unzipped package and add the dll to your project reference.
  3. Drag and drop "BarCodeControl" in Toolbox to the aspx page where your PDF-417 barcode image is loaded.
  4. Choose PDF417 barcode symbology in Properties window.
  5. Debug and view the created PDF-417 barcode image.
PDF-417 barcode image generation in Microsoft Internet Information Services
  1. Find the "barcode" folder in the unzipped trial package and copy it to your IIS web application folder.
  2. Create a new virtual directory (named as "barcode") in your IIS and restart it.
  3. Copy the following URL to your browser:
  4. Insert barcodes in html or aspx pages:
    <img src="barcode/barcode.aspx?symbology=102&code-to-encode=01234&x=3&y=3&pdf417-x-y-ratio=0.2"/>
  5. Customize the generated PDF-417 barcode image in the above URL.
PDF-417 Barcode Generation in .NET WinForms
  1. Load KeepAutomation.Barcode.Windows.dll to the Toolbox in your Visual Studio.
  2. Add BarCodeControl from the Toolbox into the form.
  3. Go to the Properties window and change "Symbology" to "PDF417".
  4. View the created PDF-417 barcode image.
  5. Customize your PDF-417 barcode image through the Properties window.
PDF-417 Barcode Generation in .NET Reports

How to Generate Standard PDF-417 Barcode Image in Crystal Reports
You can refer to this simple tutorial and add customized PDF-417 barcode image in Crystal Reports.
How to Generate Standard PDF-417 Barcode Image in RDLC Reports
You can refer to this simple tutorial and add customized PDF-417 barcode image in RDLC Reports.
How to Generate Standard PDF-417 Barcode Image in Reporting Services
You can refer to this simple tutorial and add customized PDF-417 barcode image in Reporting Services.
PDF-417 Property Settings
Class Attribute HTTP Attribute Default Value Note
Symbology symbology Code128Auto Barcode symoblogy type
CodeToEncode code-to-encode "128" Barcode value to encode.
ChecksumEnabled checksum-enabled false It is not applied for PDF-417
ImageFormat image-format ImageFormat.Png Barcode encoded image format.
Barcode Size
AutoSizeAdjust auto-size-adjust false If true, barcode X, Y module will be auto-adjusted.
BarcodeUnit barcode-unit BarcodeUnit.Pixel Unit of measure for all size related settings. 0: pixel; 1: inch; 2: cm.
X x 1 Barcode module width (narrow bar).
Y y 50 Linear barcode bar height / 2D barcode module height.
LeftMargin left-margin 0 Barcode image left margin.
RightMargin right-margin 0 Barcode image right margin.
TopMargin top-margin 0 Barcode image top margin.
BottomMargin bottom-margin 0 Barcode image bottom margin.
DPI dpi 72 Barcode image resolution in dpi.
Orientation orientation Orientation.Degree0 Barcode rotation angle.
BarCodeWidth barcode-width 0 Whole barcode width.
BarCodeHeight barcode-height 0 Whole barcode height.
2D / Matrix Group Barcode Properties
GroupEnabled group-enabled false Set to enable Data Matrix, PDF417, or QR Code group function.
GroupItemCount group-item-count 0 Data Matrix, PDF417, or QR Code group count.
GroupItemId group-item-id 0 Data Matrix, PDF417, or QR Code group item id.
GroupId group-item-id 0 Data Matrix, PDF417, or QR Code group item.
PDF-417 Specific Settings
PDF417DataMode pdf417-data-mode PDF417DataMode.Text Set PDF417 data encoding mode.
  • PDF417DataMode.Binary: It allows encoding all 256 possible 8-bit byte values. This includes all ASCII characters value from 0 to 127 inclusive and provides for international character set support.

  • PDF417DataMode.Text: It allows encoding all printable ASCII characters, i.e. values from 32 to 126 inclusive in accordance with ISO/IEC 646, as well as selected control characters such as TAB (horizontal tab ASCII 9), LF (NL line feed, new line ASCII 10) and CR (carriage return ASCII 13).

  • PDF417DataMode.Numeric: It allows encoding numeric data.
PDF417ECL pdf417-ecl PDF417ECL.ECL_2 Set PDF417 error correction level, from L0 to L8.
PDF417RowCount pdf417-row-count 3 Set PDF417 row count, from 3 to 90.
PDF417ColumnCount pdf417-column-count 5 Set PDF417 column count, from 1 to 30.
PDF417Truncated pdf417-truncated false Apply to encode Truncated PDF417.

Truncated PDF417 barcode is area efficient.

Truncated PDF417 may be used where space considerations are a primary concern and symbol damage is unlikely.
PDF417TXtoYRatio pdf417-x-y-ratio 0.33333f PDF 417, bar width vs bar height ratio.

X (bar cell width) = Y (bar cell height) * PDF417TXtoYRatio.
TildeEnabled tilde-enabled false Set TildeEnabled to true, specifying special characters in barcode data.

Support escape '~' for data message
  • 1-byte character: ~ddd (character value from 0 ~ 255)
    ASCII (with EXT): from ~000 to ~255

    For example, ASCII char [GS] is non-printable, and its decimal value is 29. In barcode data, you need use ~029 for char [GS].

  • 2-byte character: ~6ddddd (character value from 0 ~ 65535)

  • Unicode: from ~600000 to ~665535

  • ECI: from ~7000000 to ~7999999

  • SJIS: from ~9ddddd (Shift JIS 0x8140 ~ 0x9FFC and 0xE040 ~ 0xEBBF)
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