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

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