ThermalLabel SDK 6.0 for .NET just released!

We’re glad to announce v6.0 of our ThermalLabel SDK for .NET with lots of new features! ThermalLabel SDK for .NET is a lightweight class library (DLL) that lets you to create advanced barcode labels and print them to Zebra ZPL/EPL-compatible Thermal Printers by writing just pure .NET code in VB.NET or C#. We also offer ThermalLabel Editor Add-on, a first-class barcode label designer component for .NET Windows desktop apps (WinForms & WPF) which empowers your own apps by providing an end-user visual label editor!

What’s New in v6.0!

  • SDK Features
    • New! Added UTF-8 support to any TTF Font. Now, you can upload any TTF font to the printer’s memory storage right from your own application and then use it with any TextItem object supporting UTF-8 text. This will improve printing output performance when targeting ZPL enabled printers. Support for multiline text as well as alignments. NOTE: the only limitation is that text rotation is not supported i.e. if rotated, it’ll rendered as graphics commands.
    • New! Added support for Multilingual (Latin 1) Code Page to Native Printer Fonts both ZPL & EPL
    • New! Added full support for ZPL standard Font “0”, an Scalable font built in the printer firmware. This will improve printing output performance when using this font for your TextItem objects when targeting ZPL enabled printers. Support for multiline text as well as alignments. NOTE: the only limitation is that text rotation is not supported i.e. if rotated, it’ll rendered as graphics commands.
    • New! Added Real Time Clock (RTC) support for TextItem class using special format for specifying date and time components. Only supported for ZPL printers. For EPL printers, date time values are got from client OS when label is being generated.
    • New! Added support for Print Speed
    • New! RFID Tag encoding for ZPL printers. Added new RFIDTagItem class.
    • New! Error handling exception now enabled.
    • New! ErrorBehavior property for BarcodeItem that determines what our product will produce if an error occurs when generating the barcode image like generating a Blank Image or Throwing an Exception.
    • New! Barcode Symbologies added:
      • Han Xin Code (2D) Chinese Barcode
      • GS1 QR Code
      • IFA PPN (securPharm) 2D Data Matrix with PZN8 auto conversion
      • HIBC LIC 2D Data Matrix, QR Code & Aztec Code versions
      • HIBC PAS 2D Data Matrix, QR Code & Aztec Code versions
      • ISBT 128 2D Data Matrix
      • Deutsche Post Response Plus PostMatrix 2D
      • USPS Intelligent Mail Package Barcode Impb
      • EAN-14 (GTIN-14)
      • DUN-14 (ITF and GS1/EAN/UCC Versions)
      • DHL AWB Code 39
      • Deutsche Post BZL Code 128
    • New! EAN/UPC Magnification Factor setting
    • New! String Format Patterns are supported for Code & Text properties
    • New! ITF-14 H Marks (Print Gain Gauge)
    • Improved! GS1-128 (formerly EAN/UCC-128) Application Identifiers updated per GS1 General Specification v13
    • Improved! HIBC LIC updated to Spec. v2.3 SLS (2009)
    • Improved! HIBC PAS updated to Spec. v1.3 (2010)
    • Improved! ISBT 128 updated to Spec. v4.5.0 (2013)
    • Improved! Error handling in the overall Barcode generation process. New BarcodeException class with some standard error codes and descriptions.
    • Improved! In 2D barcodes with Auto Format or Version selection options, now user selected fixed value is honored and an exception will be thrown if data to encode exceeds it. In earlier versions, the behavior was to auto select a new format or version if possible. The 2D Symbologies affected are: Aztec Code, Data Matrix, MicroPDF417, QR Code, and Micro QR Code.
  • Visual Label Editor Add-on Features
    • New! Items can be locked so they cannot be resized, moved or rotated on the editor surface.
    • New! Added visual feedback to display the size of objects during resize operation.
    • New! Hold down Shift key to draw vertical & horizontal straight lines.
    • New! Hold down Shift + Ctrl + Left or Right to navigate and change focus on all the items in the label. Left key will go backward while Right key will go forward based on the index of each item in the label.
    • New! Grid lines for better label design.
    • New! “Snap To Grid” to place and size items according to the grid lines.
    • New! Configurable moving factor when using arrow keys
    • New! Added Close method to close the current label and leave the surface editor clean

DOWNLOAD ThermalLabel SDK 6.0 for .NET

WebClientPrint 2.0 for Windows clients Update – New Error Report for Invalid PrintJob

We’re glad to announce a new update to WebClientPrint 2.0 for Windows clients (wcpp.exe). This new update includes:

  • New! Added a better error report when a PrintJob is invalid.

This update requires the installation of the client software only.

Download WebClientPrint Processor2.0 for Windows

The “File version” value for this update is:

> wcpp.exe patched to v2.0.15.109

Barcode Professional products line Updated – Australia Post Domestic EParcel barcode & Aztec Rune

A new maintenance release was published for most of our Barcode Professional products. The new builds contain the following updates:

  • Fixed! When trying to generate an Australia Post Domestic EParcel barcode, you get the following error: “The value to encode is null or empty.”
  • Fixed! Aztec Rune now enabled.

You can download and update the products by using their download links which can be found in the license email or in the Download section of our website.
The “Assembly Version” of the dlls have not changed. Here is the list of all new “File version” attributes depending on the Barcode Professional edition:

  • Barcode Professional SDK for .NET patched to v4.0.2014.1223
  • Barcode Professional for Windows Forms .NET patched to v8.0.2014.1223
  • Barcode Professional for ASP.NET patched to v8.0.2014.1223
  • Barcode Professional for WPF patched to v5.0.3514.1210

WebClientPrint 2.0 for Mac clients Update – Yosemite OS X “Press Run to run the script, or Quit to quit”

We’re glad to announce a new update to WebClientPrint Processor (WCPP) 2.0 for Mac clients. This new update includes:

  • Fixed! In Yosemite OS X user is prompted with the following message each time wcpp is launched: “Press Run to run the script, or Quit to quit”

This update requires the installation of the client software only.

Download WebClientPrint Processor 2.0 for Mac

The “File version” value for this update is:

> wcpp executable file patched to v2.0.14.1127

ThermalLabel SDK 5.0 Updated – Fix Mouse events in Windows Forms Label Editor

A new maintenance release of ThermalLabel SDK 5.0 is available containing the following:

  • Fixed Mouse related events in Windows Forms Label Editor.

You can download and update the product by using the download link which can be found in the license email or in the Download section of our website.

The “Assembly Version” of the dlls have not changed but the “File Version”. Here is the list of the new “File version” attributes:

  • Neodynamic.Windows.ThermalLabelEditor.dll patched to v5.0.3514.1114

Barcode Professional 5.0 for WPF just released! New GS1 QR Code, Chinese Han Xin Code, IFA PPN and more!

We’re proud to announce the availability of Barcode Professional 5.0 for WPF!

Barcode Professional for WPF is a lightweight .NET barcode encoder that generates and prints vector barcode symbols in WPF Apps. This new Version 5.0 features many new barcode standards including Full GS1 QR Code, 2D Chinese Han Xin Code, IFA PPN securPharm, USPS IMpb and more; as well as better barcode exception handling and other improvements! This new symbologies and features make Barcode Professional 5.0 the most complete and advanced vector-based barcode generator product for WPF developers brought to you by real barcode experts.

What’s new in Barcode Professional 5.0 for WPF?

  • New! Barcode Symbologies added:
    • Han Xin Code (2D) Chinese Barcode
      Example of Han Xin Code barcode
    • GS1 QR Code
      Concatenation of Variable Length Data Strings in GS1 QR Code barcode
    • IFA PPN (securPharm) 2D Data Matrix with PZN8 auto conversion
      IFA PPN barcode for Product Code 03752864
    • HIBC LIC 2D Data Matrix, QR Code & Aztec Code versions
    • HIBC PAS 2D Data Matrix, QR Code & Aztec Code versions
    • ISBT 128 2D Data Matrix
    • Deutsche Post Response Plus PostMatrix 2D
      Deutsche Post PostMatrix Barcode
    • USPS Intelligent Mail Package Barcode IMpb
      Example of a USPS Intelligent Mail Package (IMpb) barcode image
    • EAN-14 (GTIN-14)
    • DUN-14 (ITF and GS1/EAN/UCC Versions)
    • DHL AWB Code 39
    • Deutsche Post BZL Code 128
  • New! EAN/UPC Magnification Factor setting
  • New! String Format Patterns are supported for Code & Text properties
  • New! ITF-14 H Marks (Print Gain Gauge)
  • New! Get the runtime value for Auto-type properties when a barcode symbol is generated. Mainly found in 2D symbologies.
  • Improved! GS1-128 (formerly EAN/UCC-128) Application Identifiers updated per GS1 General Specification v13
  • Improved! HIBC LIC updated to Spec. v2.3 SLS (2009)
  • Improved! HIBC PAS updated to Spec. v1.3 (2010)
  • Improved! ISBT 128 updated to Spec. v4.5.0 (2013)
  • Improved! Error handling in the overall Barcode generation process. New BarcodeException class with some standard error codes and descriptions.
  • Improved! In 2D barcodes with Auto Format or Version selection options, now user selected fixed value is honored and an exception will be thrown if data to encode exceeds it. In earlier versions, the behavior was to auto select a new format or version if possible. The 2D Symbologies affected are: Aztec Code, Data Matrix, MicroPDF417, QR Code, and Micro QR Code.

Do you like the new features? Just give it a try by Downloading a fully-functional Eval Version

We’re experts on the barcode field. If you need assistance please do not hesitate and contact our Support Team

ThermalLabel SDK 5.0 Updated – PrintUtils Text Encoding fix plus new SelectItemByName method for visual editor

A new maintenance release of ThermalLabel SDK 5.0 is available containing the following:

  • Fixed System.Text.Encoding in PrintUtils.ExecuteCommand was ignored.
  • New Added SelectItemByName method to ThermalLabel Editor.

You can download and update the product by using the download link which can be found in the license email or in the Download section of our website.

The “Assembly Version” of the dlls have not changed but the “File Version”. Here is the list of the new “File version” attributes:

  • Neodynamic.SDK.ThermalLabel.dll patched to v5.0.3514.0825
  • Neodynamic.Windows.ThermalLabelEditor.dll patched to v5.0.3514.0825
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