ThermalLabel SDK 9.0 for .NET Standard just released! EPSON support, Full Color Labels, Dynamic Expressions and more!

We’re very excited to announce v8.0 of our ThermalLabel SDK for .NET with lots of new features! ThermalLabel SDK for .NET Standard Library lets you to create advanced barcode labels and print them to Zebra ZPL/EPL-compatible, EPSON ESC/POS & Honeywell-Intermec Fingerprint 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) and a Web Editor based on HTML5/JS for ASP.NET which empowers your own apps by providing an end-user visual label editor!

ThermalLabel Visual Label Editor for Windows

ThermalLabel Web Label Editor for ASP.NET

What’s new in ThermalLabel SDK 9.0

  • New! Introducing support for EPSON ESC/POS compatible printers.
  • New! Full Color support for all items in any label. Color must be specified in hex notation like in HTML/CSS. Added the following new properties:
    • For TextItem: BackColorHex, ForeColorHex, BorderColorHex
    • For BarcodeItem: BackColorHex, ForeColorHex, BorderColorHex, BarColorHex, TextForeColorHex
    • For Shape Items: FillColorHex, StrokeColorHex
    • For ImageItem: ConvertToMonochrome (default is True for backward compatibility) – Set to False for printing color images.
  • New! Added support for Expressions (Operators, Variables/Constants and Functions) on Items through the brand new Expression property. Expressions allow you to reference the content of other items as well as data source fields in the same label too.
  • New! Added ExpressionBuilder class shipped with 100+ built-in well-known functions. It also allows setting and adding any Custom Expression Functions and Variables/Constants.
  • New! FonSizeScaling Sizing support for TextItem objects. Font size is automatically reset to render the text fitting the container width.
  • New! Printing labels in graphic mode to non-thermal printers.
  • New! ZPL Graphics compression to improve printing performance.
  • New! Export labels to PCX 1bpp image format.
  • New! Thumbnail label image generation. Added ThumbnailSize property to ImageSettings class.
  • New! Support for uploading ImageItem objects to the Printer’s Storage devices.
  • New! Added GetVoicePickCode method to BarcodeUtils class for computing a 4 digit Voice Pick Code from specified GTIN, Lot, and optional Pack Date.
  • New! PrintUtils ExecuteCommands method now supports byte array parameter.
  • New! Added support for Input Mask Patterns to TextItem objects through InputMaskPattern property.
  • New! Added GetVoicePickCode method to BarcodeUtils class for computing a 4 digit Voice Pick Code from specified GTIN, Lot, and optional Pack Date.
  • Improved! ZPL and EPL commands generation for data binding, counters and data masking scenarios.

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Print ESC/POS commands from ASP.NET right to the client printer

We’ve just published a new article about How to print raw ESC/POS commands from ASP.NET directly to the client printer that shows you how to get fast printing outputs with dot-matrix, impact, thermal or inkjet printers that support ESC/POS-compatible commands. The article shows you how to create ESC/POS commands for a simple receipt and how to get it printed from ASP.NET right to the client printer. Works with any popular browser (Chrome, IE, Firefox, Safari, Opera) on Windows, Linux or Mac!

 A Sample Receipt printed from ASP.NET and created by using ESC/POS commands