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TBarCode SDK: Data Sheet & Barcode Overview

TBarCode SDK supports more than 100 different barcode symbologies (available in all barcode generator components). Besides linear and composite bar codes TBarCode SDK generates 2D barcode symbologies like QR-Code, Data Matrix ECC200, Maxicode, PDF417 and Aztec Code.

New in TBarCode 11: Han Xin Code, Dotcode, USPS Intelligent Mail Package Code, Swedish Postal Shipment Code, Improved PDF output.


TBarCode SDK

Download Barcode Software (ActiveX, DLL, .NET)

All Windows Platforms

x64 Support Included

100% .NET Support

Available Components and Supported Platforms

TBarCode OCX

  • ActiveX®-Control as 32-Bit OCX or x64 version
  • Barcode image generation and printing support
  • Save barcodes in image files as well as byte streams

TBarCode DLL

  • Library, as 32-Bit DLL or x64 version
  • Barcode image generation and printing support
  • Save barcodes in image files as well as byte streams

TBarCode .NET

  • .NET Assembly with Managed Code
  • Strong named assemblies for .NET Framework 2.0, 3.5, 4.0
  • Barcode image generation and printing support
  • Save barcodes in image files as well as byte stream objects
  • Barcode Class
  • WinForms Control
  • ASP.NET 2.0 WebForms Control
  • Uses TBarcode DLL (Native Code)


  • Microsoft Common Runtime Libraries V10 (Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Libraries); included in the setup.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 (only for TBarCode .NET)

Supported Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows XP SP3 / 2003 / Vista / Windows 7 / 2008 / Windows 8 / 2012: 32 Bit and 64-Bit Versions!
  • On request (DLL, OCX): Microsoft Windows 95 / 98 / ME / NT 3.51 / NT 4.0 / 2000 SP4
  • On request (DLL): Microsoft Windows CE, Windows Mobile, Pocket PC, other platforms

Supported Barcodes

All common bar code formats (industry, transportation, retail...) supported!

Linear Bar Codes

2D Bar Codes

RSS Bar Codes

Composite Bar Codes

Supported Bar Code Symbologies

Linear Bar Codes (1D Barcodes)
CodaBar 2 Widths CodaBar (2 Width), CodaBar2
Code11 Code 11, Code-11
Code 2of5 Data Logic Code 2 of 5 Data Logic Version
Code 2of5 IATA Code 2 of 5 IATA Version (International Air Transport Association)
Code 2of5 Industry Code 2 of 5 Industry Version
Code 2of5 Interleaved Code 2 of 5 Interleaved (alias ITF or Code 2/5 IL),  
Code 2of5 Matrix Code 2 of 5 Matrix (alias 2of5 Standard)
Code 2of5 Standard Code 2 of 5 (identical with Code 2 of 5 Matrix)
Code 32 Code 32 (Italian Pharmacode)
Code 39 Code 3 of 9 alias Code-39
Code 39 Full ASCII Code 3 of 9 Extended Version (ASCII)
Code 93 Code 93
Code 93 Full ASCII Code 93 Extended Version (ASCII)
Code128 Code-128 all sub sets (A,B,C) and Compressed Mode  
Code128A Code 128 Subset A
Code128B Code 128 Subset B
Code128C Code 128 Subset C
EAN13 EAN-13 (also JAN or IAN),  
EAN13 P2 EAN-13 (also JAN or IAN) with 2 digit add-on
EAN13 P5 EAN-13 (also JAN or IAN) with 5 digit add-on
EAN14 EAN-14 (GTIN coded with EAN-128 symbology)
EAN8 EAN-8 (also JAN or IAN)
EAN8P2 EAN-8 (also JAN or IAN) with 2 digit add-on
EAN8P5 EAN-8 (also JAN or IAN) with 5 digit add-on
EAN128 EAN-128 alias UCC-128 alias GS1-128
Flattermarken Flattermarken
GS1-128 GS1-128, identical to EAN-128 / UCC-128
GS1 DataBar GS1-DataBar Symbologies: all variants of GS1 DataBar are supported (GS1 DataBar is based upon RSS)
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 (International Standard Book Number, 13 digits)
ISBN13-P5 ISBN13 with 5 digit supplement
ISMN ISMN (International Standard Music Number)
ISSN ISSN (International Standard Serial Number)
ISSN P2 ISSN with 2 digit supplement
ITF-14 ITF14, Code 2of 5 Interleaved (14 digits)
LOGMARS DOD Logmars, Department of Defense Logmars
MSI MSI Barcode variants with different check digits
NVE-18 NVE 18 (Nummer der Versandeinheit)
Pharmacode One-Track Pharmacode One Track (1 Track)
Pharmacode Two-Track Pharmacode Two Track (2 Track)
PLANET 12 Digit Planet Code 12 digits (Postal Alpha Numeric Encoding Technique)
PLANET 14 Digit Planet Code 14 digits
Plessey Plessey Code Unidirectional
Plessey Bidirectional Plessey Bidirectional
PZN7 German Pharmazentralnummer 7 digits (PZN/PZN7)
PZN8 German Pharmazentralnummer 8 digits (PZN8); replaces PZN7 in 2013
RSS Expanded EAN/UCC RSS Expanded (Reduced Space Symbology)
RSS Limited EAN/UCC RSS Limited (Reduced Space Symbology)
RSS-14 EAN/UCC RSS14 (Reduced Space Symbology)
RSS-14 Truncated EAN/UCC RSS14 Truncated (Reduced Space Symbology)
RSS-14 Limited EAN UCC RSS14 Limited (Reduced Space Symbology)
GS1 DataBar Expanded GS1 DataBar Expanded (Reduced Space Symbology)
GS1 DataBar GS1 DataBar / RSS14 (Reduced Space Symbology)
GS1 DataBar Truncated GS1 DataBar Truncated (Reduced Space Symbology)
GS1 DataBar Limited GS1 DataBar Limited (Reduced Space Symbology)
SSCC-18 SSCC 18 Shipping Container Code
Telepen Telepen
Telepen Alpha Telepen Alphanumeric
UCC/EAN-128 UCC/EAN 128  
UCC-128 UCC 128  
UPC12 / UPC-A UPC 12 (alias UPC-A),  
UPC-A UPC-A (alias UPC-12),  
UPC-A P2 UPC Version A with 2 digit add-on 
UPC-A P5 UPC Version A with 5 digit add-on 
UPC Coupon Codebased on UPC-A barcode type
UPC-E UPC Version E  
UPC-E P2 UPC Version E with 2 digit add-on 
UPC-E P5 UPC Version E with 5 digit add-on 
UPCSCC UPC Shipping Container Code (refer to ITF14, SCC-14)
VIN / FINVehicle Identification Number
Postal Codes (1D Postal Barcodes)
Australian Post Custom Australian Post Standard Customer, Customer2, Customer 3
Australian Post Redirect Australian Post Redirection
Australian Post Reply Paid Australian Post Reply Paid
Australian Post Routing Australian Post Reply Routing
Brazilian CEPNet Brazilian Postal Barcode
DAFT Code DAFT is a generic 4 state code.
DPD CodeGerman Parcel Service Label Code
DP Identcode Deutsche Post Identcode
DP Leitcode Deutsche Post Leitcode
Italian Postal 2of5 Italian Postal Code (based upon Code 2of5 IL)
Italian Postal 3of9 Italian Postal Code (based upon Code 39)
Japan Post Japan Postal 4-State Bar Code
KIX Dutch Postal Barcode
Korean Postal Authority Korean Postal Barcode
RoyalMail 4State (RM4SCC) Royal Mail 4 State Barcode (RM4SCC)
Swedish Postal Shipment Item ID Swedish Postal Shipment Code
USPS OneCode (4-CB)see USPS Intelligent Mail® Barcode
USPS Intelligent Mail® BarcodeUSPS Intelligent Mail® Barcode, alias USPS OneCode alias USPS 4-State Customer Barcode
USPS Intelligent Mail® PackageUSPS Intelligent Mail® Package Barcode (GS1-128 based) (available in TBarCode SDK V11 and later).
USPS PostNet5 USPS PostNet ZIP (5 digits) with check digit computation
USPS PostNet6 USPS PostNet ZIP+CD (6 digits)
USPS PostNet9 USPS PostNet ZIP+4 (9 digits) with check digit computation
USPS PostNet10 USPS PostNet ZIP+4+CD (10 digits)
USPS PostNet11 USPS PostNet ZIP+4+2 (11 digits) with check digit
USPS PostNet12 USPS PostNet ZIP+4+2+CD (12 digits)
Two Dimensional Barcodes (2D Barcodes)
Aztec Code Aztec Code (available in TBarCode Version 8+)
Codablock-F CodablockF (Stacked Code128), used by HIBC
Data Matrix (ECC200) Data Matrix (ECC200 standard with error correction), Auto Compaction
DotcodeDot Code (available in TBarCode SDK V11 and later)
DP PostmatrixDeutsche Post Werbeantwort Postmatrix
GS1 Data Matrix Data Matrix with GS1 format (ECC200, FNC1), Auto Compaction
HanXinCode Han Xin Code (Chinese 2D bar code) (available in TBarCode SDK V11 and later)
MaxiCode™ Maxi Code™ (used by UPS®)
MicroPDF417 Micro PDF-417, MicroPDF
PDF417 PDF-417 (all encoding modes support auto-compaction)
PDF417 Truncated PDF-417 Truncated Version
QR-Code Quick Response Code (ISO/IEC 18004:2000); uses 932/Shift-JIS as standard character set
QR-Code 2005 QRCode 2005 (ISO/IEC 18004:2006); uses Latin-1/ISO-5589-1 as standard character set
Micro QR-CodeMicro QRCode (smaller version of the QR Code standard)
Royal Mail CMDM Mailmark®Royal Mail Complex Mail Data Mark Mailmark® bar code (available in TBarCode 11.2+)
RSS-14 Stacked EAN/UCC RSS14 Stacked
RSS-14 Stacked Omnidir EAN/UCC RSS14 Stacked Omnidirectional
RSS Expanded Stacked EAN/UCC RSS Expanded Stacked
GS1 DataBar StackedGS1 DataBar Stacked
GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidir GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional
GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked
HIBC Barcodes
HIBC LIC 128HIBC LIC variant of Code 128
HIBC LIC 39HIBC LIC variant of Code 39
HIBC LIC Codablock-FHIBC LIC variant of Codablock-F
HIBC LIC Data MatrixHIBC LIC variant of Data Matrix
HIBC LIC MicroPDF417HIBC LIC variant of MicroPDF417
HIBC LIC PDF417HIBC LIC variant of PDF417
HIBC LIC QR-CodeHIBC LIC variant of QR-Code
HIBC PAS 128HIBC PAS variant of Code 128
HIBC PAS 39HIBC PAS variant of Code 39
HIBC PAS Codablock-FHIBC PAS variant of Codablock-F
HIBC PAS Data MatrixHIBC PAS variant of Data Matrix
HIBC PAS MicroPDF417HIBC PAS variant of MicroPDF417
HIBC PAS PDF417HIBC PAS variant of PDF417
HIBC PAS QR-CodeHIBC PAS variant of QR-Code
EAN-UCC Composite Variants (2D Barcodes)
RSS-14 Composite Component CC-A / CC-B
RSS-14 Stacked Composite Component CC-A / CC-B
RSS-14 Stacked Omnidirectional Composite Component CC-A / CC-B
RSS Limited Composite Component CC-A / CC-B
RSS Expanded Composite Component CC-A / CC-B
RSS Expanded Stacked Composite Component CC-A / CC-B
EAN 13 Composite Component CC-A / CC-B
EAN 8 Composite Component CC-A / CC-B
UPC A Composite Component CC-A / CC-B
UPC E Composite Component CC-A / CC-B
UCC/EAN128 Composite Component CC-A / CC-B / CC-C
GS1 DataBar Composite Variants (2D Barcodes)
GS1 DataBarComposite Component CC-A / CC-B
GS1 DataBar Stacked Composite Component CC-A / CC-B
GS1 DataBar Stacked Omni Composite Component CC-A / CC-B
GS1 DataBar Limited Composite Component CC-A / CC-B
GS1 DataBar Expanded Composite Component CC-A / CC-B
GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked Composite Component CC-A / CC-B
Related Symbologies
Related Symbologies With the listed symbologies you can generate also the following variants:
USS Code 39, AIAG, HIBC, PPN-Code (Data Matrix), NTIN-Code (GS1 Data Matrix), USS Code 128, UCC-128, ISBT-128, SCC-14, JAN, Bookland, ISSN, USS ITF 2-5, I-2/5, ITF-14, SSC-14, DUN14, USPS, DOD Logmars (Department of Defense Logmars), UPC SCS (UPC Serial Shipping Symbol).

If a bar code symbology you are interested in is not listed here, please contact our support!


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Barcode Parameterization and Output

Module widthAdjustable module-width (dimension X, narrow bar width) and bar width ratios
Pixel ShavingFine tune the bar width reduction to reduce printing tolerance and enhance bar code quality.
Code subsetsComprehensive support of barcode variants (e.g. Code 128 Subsets A/B/C, binary modes, GS1 modes etc.)
Check digitsSelectable check digit computation. Barcode specific check digits are calculated automatically.
Escape sequencesEscape sequences for non-printable characters ("Test\13" == "Test" + CR), binary data or special bar code function characters (FNC1, ECI...)
Character setsSupport for Unicode and Single/Multi-Byte character sets with adjustable code pages. Symbology specific code pages are considered automatically. UTF-8 support.
OrientationAdjustable barcode symbol orientation 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°
Additional captionsAdditional captions or comments can be added to the barcode. These text elements can be positioned, aligned, rotated etc.
Custom drawingCallback Interface for custom drawing routines (e.g. for laser graving systems or DPM).

Bar Code Images

Image data streamsGenerate bar code images on disk or as Byte array in memory. Optimal implementation in web applications (http data streams) and web services.
Bitmap image formatsGIF, BMP, PNG, JPEG/JPG, TIFF bar code image formats
BMP Monochrome (1 bit per pixel) support
Vector image formatsEPS (Encapsulated PostScript), RGB or CMYK color space
PCL-5/HPGL2 or PCL-3
EMF (Enhanced Windows Metafile)

1D Barcode Properties

All parameters adjustable:

module width

bar:space ratio

check digit method

and many others...

Barcode Properties Standard (excerpt)

1D Barcode Properties

2D Barcode Properties

2-D-Code Parameter







2D Barcode Properties (excerpt)

2D Barcode Properties

Barcode API

Easiest use with DotNET, Visual Basic, C/ C++, Borland Delphi, etc. or Office applications!

Barcode API Functions (excerpt)

CopyToClipboardKopiert den Barcode in die Zwischenablage (EMF Format)
AboutBoxOpens About-Dialog)
CopyToClipboardCopies the actual bar code into the Clipboard)
CopyToClipboardExLike above, but with specified Device Context and saving as EMF File (optional).)
LicensingOpens License-Dialog
LicenseMeLicenses the TBarCode component during runtime
BCDrawDraws bar code in given device context
RefreshRefreshes the bar code with actual parameters
SaveImageSaves the bar code as Image-File (Bitmap or Vector), Format selectable
SaveImageExLike above, but with specified Device Context (compression selectable)
ConvertToStreamReturns the bar code as Image (Bitmap) Data Stream for HTTP applications (within ASP, PHP,...))
ConvertToStreamExLike above, but with a given Device Context (compression selectable)

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