ThermalLabel SDK 6.0 Updated – GS1 DataMatrix FNC1 fix

A maintenance release of ThermalLabel SDK 6.0 is available containing the following:

  • Fixed! Label template XML content was not showing the correct version number attribute.
  • BARCODE UPDATES
  • Fixed! GS1 DataMatrix variable length AIs separator updated to use FNC1 ASCII 232 (before GS ASCII 29 was used).

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 v6.0.3516.324
  • Neodynamic.Windows.ThermalLabelEditor.dll patched to v6.0.3516.324

Barcode Professional for XAML WinRT Windows Store Apps just released!

Barcode Pro for XAML WinRT (Windows Store Apps)

Today is great day! We’re proud to announce that our new Barcode Professional for XAML WinRT is now available!

You can start using Barcode Professional for XAML WinRT in your Windows Store Apps for adding barcode printing and generation capabilities. Barcode Pro for XAML WinRT can be used within Windows Store Apps developed with VB, C# or C++ in Visual Studio 2012 or the Expression edition for Windows 8!

Feel free to contact our experts for any kind of questions on our products.

Porting Barcode Professional to Windows 8 WinRT API

Our team has not stopped since the WebClientPrint product release and this time they are working on porting our first-class Barcode Professional product to the new Windows 8 WinRT API.

Neodynamic is the only company specialized in barcode technologies which provides GS1/ISO-IEC/AIM-compliance linear (1D), postal, 2D, stacked and composite barcode symbols to .NET developers and the new Windows Store applications market will need a first-class barcode solution for sure.

Let’s say you need to create high quality QR Code to stamp it on gift cards, invoices, etc within your Windows Store app. Or maybe you need to create and print barcode labels within your Windows Store app. Or the business reports need some kind of barcode being there. For any barcode needs you might have when developing your Windows Store apps, you can safely leverage them to Neodynamic’s Barcode Professional for XAML WinRT product.

The product will be available shortly so stay tuned!

Barcode Professional for Windows Phone just released!

Barcode Professional for Windows Phone

Neodynamic is proud to announce the availability of Barcode Professional for Windows Phone; the Best Barcode Solution for Windows Phone Platform.

Barcode Professional for Windows Phone is a lightweight .NET assembly (DLL) which generates high quality vector-based barcodes for Silverlight-Windows Phone Applications. Barcode Professional for Windows Phone was designed and written from ground up to take advantage of Microsoft Silverlight for Windows Phone technology allowing software developers to add barcode generation WP mobile applications.

Barcode Professional supports most popular Linear (1D) & 2D Symbologies/Standards all-in-one solution including Code 39, Code 128, GS1-128, GS1 DataBar (RSS-14), EAN 13 & UPC, Data Matrix, QR Code, PDF 417, UPS MaxiCode, Micro QR Code, ALL EAN/UPC Composite Barcodes (CC-A, CC-B & CC-C) and many more barcode standards.

Barcode Professional is fully integrated to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 products including Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone Edition.

Download and Try it now!

All Neodynamic downloads are fully functional and have No Expiry Date, allowing you to truly evaluate and test the product before purchasing! Learn more about Barcode Professional for Windows Phone and Download a full evaluation copy today

Barcode Professional for WPF and Silverlight updated – EAN/UPC drawing issue fixed

A new maintenance release for our Barcode Professional for WPF and Silverlight are available for downloading. The new builds contain the following updates:

  • Fixed a bug in the EAN/UPC drawing algorithm.

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 but the “File Version”. Here is the list of all new “File version” attributes depending on the Barcode Professional edition:

  • Barcode Professional for WPF patched to v4.0.3500.15
  • Barcode Professional for Silverlight patched to v2.0.40.10

Barcode Professional products line Updated – GS1-128 (EAN/UCC-128) auto-FNC1 bug fixed

A new maintenance release for most of our Barcode Professional products are available for downloading. The new builds contain the following updates:

  • Fixed a bug in the GS1-128 (formerly EAN/UCC-128) encoder algorithm. A unnecessary FNC1 was included for some AIs when using auto encoding.

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 but the “File Version”. Here is the list of all new “File version” attributes depending on the Barcode Professional edition:

  • Barcode Professional SDK for .NET patched to v3.0.2000.15
  • Barcode Professional for Windows Forms .NET patched to v7.0.2000.17
  • Barcode Professional for ASP.NET patched to v7.0.2000.13
  • Barcode Professional for WPF patched to v4.0.3500.14
  • Barcode Professional for Silverlight patched to v2.0.40.9
  • Barcode Professional for Reporting Services patched to v7.0.2000.12

Barcode Professional 2.0 for Silverlight just released!

We’re very proud to announce the availability of Barcode Professional 2.0 for Silverlight. This new major release added support for GS1 Data Matrix, MICR E-13-B, all the EAN.UCC Composite family as well as some enhancements to QR Code, Aztec Code & Data Matrix which now support ECI (Extended Channel Interpretation) & FNC1 (For further details, please refer to our post GS1 Data Matrix, MICR E-13-B and EAN.UCC Composite added to Barcode Professional product lines)

Barcode Professional 2.0 targets Silverlight 4.0 and will target the recently announced Silverlight 5.0 (when it becomes available to the market in 2011)

Regarding the future features on Silverlight 5.0, one particulary interesting for our product is the “Postscript vector printing” which will allow LOB apps to take full advantage of it for generating high quality output report printings.

Download now Barcode Professional 2.0 for Silverlight and give it a try!

GS1 Data Matrix, MICR E-13-B and EAN.UCC Composite added to Barcode Professional product lines

We are finishing the launch of our Barcode Professional product lines in all platforms (ASP.NET, Windows Forms, Reporting Services, WPF & Silverlight). This time, these major releases added support for GS1 Data Matrix, MICR E-13-B, all the EAN.UCC Composite family as well as some enhancements to QR Code, Aztec Code & Data Matrix which now support ECI (Extended Channel Interpretation) & FNC1

With these new versions, our Barcode Professional is one of the most complete packages out there supporting all Linear, Postal, MICR and 2D barcode standards.

Regarding the new symbologies, one that was interested to design and develop was MICR E-13-B (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition). In fact, this “barcode” is not made of bars but are specially designed characters and symbols intended to be used in financial markets and the like.

You will see that most MICR E-13-B offers from competitors are just font files (TrueType TTF, Open Type, etc) a.k.a. fontware products. And this could sound logic based on the fact that MICR E-13-B is mainly a set characters and symbols. However, we went for another approach and the MICR E-13-B solution you will find in our Barcode Professional product is ALL rendered/drew by using .NET Drawing classes!!!

Why did Neodynamic choose drawing each character/symbol with .NET Drawing classes and not just pick up a font for it?

The answer is because we know about the .NET dev needs our customers face every day. The barcode font file approach has the following cons:

  • Fonts require registration in the Windows Fonts folder. You need to consider this when deploying your app. In addition, users can delete the font and break your app functionality.
  • Fonts do not scale well
  • Fonts do not support rotation

Sincerely, write the routines for drawing EACH character/symbol of MICR E-13-B was a big task using .NET System.Drawing (GDI+) for Windows Forms & ASP.NET editions of Barcode Professional, and not to mention for WPF & Silverlight where they are rendered using geometries available in those vector-based platforms. Anyway, we’re very happy with the end result and hope it helps you with your dev needs.

To conclude, here is the list of new additions for all Barcode Professional editions:

  • New! Barcode Symbologies added:
    • GS1 DataMatrix (You can now use Data Matrix for encoding GS1 GTINs and any other number of Application Identifiers (AI))
    • MICR E-13-B (It’s not a font! All characters are generated using .NET drawing engine)
    • ALL EAN.UCC Composite Barcodes:
      • EAN-13 with CC-A/CC-B
      • EAN-8 with CC-A/CC-B
      • UPC-A with CC-A/CC-B
      • UPC-E with CC-A/CC-B
      • GS1 128 (UCC/EAN-128) with CC-A/CC-B/CC-C
      • GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional (RSS14) with CC-A/CCB
      • GS1 DataBar Truncated (RSS14 Truncated) with CC-A/CCB
      • GS1 DataBar Stacked (RSS14 Stacked) with CC-A/CCB
      • GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional (RSS14 Stacked Omnidirectional) with CC-A/CCB
      • GS1 DataBar Limited (RSS Limited) with CC-A/CCB
      • GS1 DataBar Expanded (RSS Expanded) with CC-A/CCB
      • GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked (RSS Expanded Stacked) with CC-A/CCB
    • USPS Intelligent Mail Container Barcode
    • Australia Post Domestic eParcel Barcode
    • Kodak Patch Code
  • Improved! Data Matrix:
    • Fixed some bugs when using Auto encoding, ECI (Extended Channel Interpretation) and Structured Append features.
    • Added three new properties for Structured Append feature.
  • Improved! QR Code:
    • Added support for FNC1. You can now use QR Code for encoding GS1 GTINs and any other number of Application Identifiers (AI)
    • Added support for ECI (Extended Channel Interpretation)
    • Added new way for encoding data using tilde char. This allows you to easily specify byte values in dec/hex notations as well as Kanji double byte chars, ECI and FNC1.
  • Improved! Aztec Code:
    • Added support for FNC1. You can now use Aztec Code for encoding GS1 GTINs and any other number of Application Identifiers (AI)
    • Added support for ECI (Extended Channel Interpretation)
    • Added new way for encoding data using tilde char. This allows you to easily specify byte values in dec/hex notations, ECI as well as FNC1.
  • Improved! UPC-A and UPC-E:
    • Now you can specify 6-digits for UPC-E codes that will also be automatically converted back to UPC-A when using that barcode symbology.
  • New!
    BarcodeUtils class offering different methods for calculating most popular Checksum/Check-digit available on barcode symbologies

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