TFORMer SDK - Barcode Label Printing SDK

Embed printing tasks into your system! The TFORMer Labeling SDK automates printing and exporting of industry compliant forms and labels. Due to various available programming interfaces TFORMer SDK integrates into your application easily.

Form and Label Printing SDK

Integrate Form and Label Printing into Your Application

User interface of TFORMer Designer

In order to automate output and printing you use the TFORMer label printing SDK. Embed this report and label generator SDK with a few steps into your systems, procedures, software applications, batch jobs or shell scripts.

TFORMer SDK prints industry compliant forms, reports and barcode labels with data supplied by your application. Use the ready-to-use label templates shipped with TFORMer Designer (e.g. automotive labels, industry compliance forms, compliance labels, transport labels, shipping labels, ...) or create the label layouts yourself. All labels and forms are printed immediately by your application.

Just 4 Steps

By integrating the labeling SDK, the complete output capabilities of TFORMer Designer are available to your application. Only a few function calls are needed to print forms or labels with your data:

  • Integrate TFORMer SDK into your application
  • Choose the form or label layout to be printed
  • Supply the data
  • Start printing or exporting forms and labels
Workflow to start printing labels: Layout, Application and Output

For Simple as well as Complex Automation Tasks

The form and barcode label printing SDK is ideally suited for seamless integration into software applications or systems. Due to the cross platform availability of TFORMer SDK, you are not bound to Microsoft® Windows. The output generated by TFORMer SDK is identical regardless of the operating system. Linux®, UNIX®, Mac OS X® and Microsoft® Windows are supported. The following application programming interfaces (APIs) are available:

Interface Availability Application
Command-Line (TFPrint)Microsoft® Windows
Mac OS X®
Linux®, UNIX®
For embedding in batch jobs (*.BAT and *.CMD) and shell scripts (like *.sh for Linux®)
COM ComponentMicrosoft® WindowsUsed for scripting languages like Visual Basic® (*.VBS, VBScript), with VBA in Microsoft® Office applications, for browser applications (HTML + VBScript, HTML + JavaScript), used for server side ASP applications and for traditional software developers.
.NET 2.0 AssemblyMicrosoft® Windows,
Linux® & Mac OS X®
(via MONO)
For .NET developers
DLL or Shared LibraryMicrosoft® Windows
Mac OS X®
Linux®, UNIX®
For C/C++ software developer, for PHP developer (server side)
JAVAMicrosoft® Windows
Mac OS X®
Linux®, UNIX®
API for JAVA developers (J2EE, Webservices, Swing, AWT, ...)

TFORMer Labeling SDK

Additional information about features and usage of this report and label generator SDK can be found in the TFORMer SDK Product Description.

Windows

We offer the following licenses for TFORMer SDK. Please note that Windows and UNIX/Linux platforms are licensed separately. Contact us for more information - we would be pleased to send you a customized offer.

  • Workgroup
  • € 560 / $696one-time fee
  • Reporting and Label
    Printing SDK
  • 10 Installationsfor one location
  • Buy
  • Office
  • € 1120 / $1392one-time fee
  • Reporting and Label
    Printing SDK
  • 100 Installationsfor one location
  • Buy
  • Developer
  • € 2240 / $2784one-time fee
  • Reporting and Label
    Printing SDK
  • Redistributionup to 10 000 installs/users
  • Buy
  • Server
  • € 2240 / $2784one-time fee
  • Reporting and Label
    Printing SDK
  • Web or App-Serverup to 10 000 users
  • Buy

UNIX/Linux

We offer the following licenses for TFORMer SDK on UNIX/Linux platforms. Please contact us for more information - we would be pleased to send you a customized offer.

  • Workgroup
  • € 560 / $696one-time fee
  • Reporting and Label
    Printing SDK
  • 10 Installationsfor one location
  • Buy
  • Office
  • € 1120 / $1392one-time fee
  • Reporting and Label
    Printing SDK
  • 100 Installationsfor one location
  • Buy
  • Developer
  • € 2240 / $2784one-time fee
  • Reporting and Label
    Printing SDK
  • Redistributionup to 10 000 installs/users
  • Buy
  • Server
  • € 2240 / $2784one-time fee
  • Reporting and Label
    Printing SDK
  • Web or App-Serverup to 10 000 users
  • Buy

Microsoft® Windows

All current 32 and 64 bit Microsoft Windows systems:

  • Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012 / 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016 / 2019
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10
  • Ready for Terminal Server / Citrix environments

UNIX®, Linux®, macOS®

  • For more supported platforms, please refer to our download section or request a new build.

V 8.0

General Improvements

  • New Print Kernel
    The print kernel has been rewritten (preparation for future enhancements).
  • Barcode Generator Kernel
    The barcode kernel is now linked statically. TFTBarcode.dll is not required anymore (TFM-5512).
  • GDI Custom Paper Sizes
    Added support for custom paper sizes when using GDI printers (TFM-9030).
  • New Function SafeDiv
    To allow better handling of division by zero cases in IIf statements, a new function SafeDiv has been added. SafeDiv(«Numerator», «Denominator», «DivByZeroValue»), returns «DivByZeroValue» if «Denominator» is 0, otherwise the result of the division of «Numerator» by «Denominator» is returned.

TFORMer Designer

  • Quick-Format
    Added new functionality to simplify the formatting of numeric and text fields. Quickly select predefined or provide custom formats.
  • Label Design with Actual Data ("Real Data")
    Added new functionality to use real label data during the label design process. Label design is done using the data of the first record of the data source (used for label texts, barcode data and image expressions). The option can be turned on or off with a checkbox in the menu ribbon.
  • Show Element Boundaries
    Added a checkbox to hide or show element boundaries in the label design.
  • Show Grid
    Added a checkbox to hide or show the grid in the label design.
  • Design Settings
    Design settings like data view column widths and current zoom are now stored and get reapplied on loading (TFM-5474, TFM-6057).
  • ZIP-File Support
    ZIP files that include one label design (TFF file) can now be opened directly with TFORMer Designer using the file open dialog. Embedded images are supported.
  • TFZ File Extension for Save As... and Open...
    TFZ files are compressed containers that include one label design (TFF file), the default print data and images used by the layout. The TFZ file extension allows the user to start editing the file by double-clicking it. In addition, TFZ files can be directly uploaded to the online label generator (https://label.tec-it.com).
  • Other Improvements
    - Improved tooltip text for data fields with errors in expressions (TFM-8459).
    - The edit dialog for text uses the last screen-position and size within the same TFORMer Designer session.
    - Added a message bar to the design view so TFORMer Designer can provide hints and warnings to the user.

TFORMer SDK

  • New API for Printing Results
    Added new functions to retrieve detailed information and data field values after a print job was finished. See Job.GetPrintResult and Job.SetPrintResultType in the TFORMer SDK documentation for more information.
  • New API for Data Field Details
    Added a new function to retrieve data field related properties. See Datafield.GetDetails in the TFORMer SDK documentation for more information.
  • TFORMer SDK Java Wrapper
    - Made the print method nonblocking (TFM-8329).
    - Renamed the method setParameterValues to setParameterValue (TFM-5694).
    - Fixed some problems that caused the wrapper not working properly with Open JDK (TFM-9323).
  • TFORMer SDK .NET Wrapper
    • TFORMerException Changes (TFM-5519)
      - Message property will now provide a formatted error message (including Description, Information, and Reference values).
      - New property Description that stores the text previously provided in the Message property.
      - New property Reference that stores the error source provided by TFORMer SDK. Source property of the base class Exception will not be modified anymore.
      - Removed property setters for ErrorCode and Information.
  • Other Improvements
    - Moved RecordCopyDataField from Job to JobDataCSV, JobDataXML and JobDataODBC (TFM-5478).
    - Added RecordCopyDataFieldIsXMLAttribute to JobDataXML.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue caused by splitting print areas containing resizable elements across multiple pages (TFM-9980).
  • Fixed the processing of barcode data in hexadecimal format (TFM-8540, TFM-8543).
  • Improved support of custom paper sizes on GDI printers (TFM-10050).
  • Improved support for symbol fonts (TFM-10136).
  • Fixed rendering of rotated labels with text margins (TFM-9109).
  • Corrected the label height when created by dropping a data field onto the label design (TFM-9058).
  • Fixed a crash in TFORMer Designer when pasting data fields, print settings or data sources into the design tree without a valid selection.
  • Fixed a problem that caused computed fields of type float being truncated to two decimal digits (TFM-9067).
  • Fixed a performance problem with the edit text dialog on systems with many installed fonts.

Templates

  • VDA 4994 Automotive Templates
    New templates for VDA 4994 and VDA 4494 KLT were added.
  • GM 1724 (Revision 2018) Automotive Templates
    New templates for GM 1724 (Revision 2018) were added.

V 7.5.26

New Features

  • Highlighting Option in TFORMer Designer
    Added an option to disable mouse over highlighting of design elements (TFM-8730).
  • SDK Options
    • Locale allows the user to specify the locale when generating output (TFM-8750).
    • CupsOptions is used to hand-over CUPS printing options on Linux/UNIX systems (TFM-8771).
  • Nutrition Label Templates
    Added new label templates for nutrition labels (based on US FDA requirements).
  • Barcode SDK
    Now using the barcode kernel TBarCode V11.7.2

Bug Fixes

  • Number Format on Linux/UNIX
    Addressed an issue which caused wrong number formatting if no thousands group separator character was specified (TFM-8683, TFM-8682).
  • Non-Breaking Spaces in Expressions on Linux/UNIX
    Non-breaking spaces ( ) in expressions are now treated as spaces (TFM-8679).
  • Embedding JPEG Images in PDF and PostScript Output
    Addressed an issue with invalid meta data and output size: Meta data and thumbnails are now removed from JPEGs when embedded in PostScript and PDF output (TFM-8665).
  • Duplex Option for PostScript Output
    Addressed an issue with duplex printing (TFM-8717).
  • Custom Paper Format on Windows Printers
    Forms that use a custom paper format will now use the default paper format on Windows printers (TFM-8748).