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VintaSoft Barcode .NET SDK - Frequently Asked Questions



For what purposes can I use the VintaSoft Barcode .NET SDK?

VintaSoft Barcode .NET SDK is intended for usage in end-user applications for Windows OS based on .NET Framework and for Android OS based on Xamarin.
VintaSoft Barcode .NET SDK provides a set of software development tools for reading and writing 1D & 2D barcodes in digital images and PDF image resources.
So the product is attributed as a professional software development kit (library, component) meant for the use by persons having base knowledges and skills in programming of software applications. VintaSoft Barcode .NET SDK is the result of careful work of VintaSoft's highly educated staff for many years.



From which parts does the library consist?

The library consists from:

  • DLL files compiled under .NET 2.0/4.0 and WPF 3.5/4.0 for AnyCPU, x86 and x64 platforms, and for Xamarin ([install_path]\Bin).
  • User Guide and API Reference: On-line version, Off-line version for download is here.
  • Demo .exe applications ([install_path]\Bin).
  • Demo source code projects for Visual Studio .NET 2005-2017 for VB.NET, C#, ASP.NET and Xamarin.Android ([install_path]\Examples).
  • Test image files with barcodes ([install_path]\Images).



What files are allowed for distribution along with my application?

The files allowed for distribution are listed in paragraph 4.6 of the License agreement. These files must be placed in the same folder with the application that references them. Please make sure that the file version you distribute is the same file version your application was compiled with.



In which programming languages can I use the VintaSoft Barcode .NET SDK?

You can use the SDK in:

  • Microsoft Visual Basic .NET
  • Microsoft Visual C#
  • Microsoft ASP.NET
  • Xamarin.Android
  • Microsoft Visual C++ for .NET
  • Microsoft Visual J#
  • Borland Delphi for .NET
  • Borland C#
  • any other languages which are compatible with .NET Framework.



What are the limitations of the evaluation version?

Evaluation version has the following restrictions:

  • Nag screen is shown before start of each barcode recognition process in Vintasoft.Barcode.dll and Vintasoft.WpfBarcode.dll from \Bin\X.X\ folder.
  • Barcode value in reader is replaced by "*DEMO*" for GS1 DataBar Family, RSS Family, IntelligentMail, QR Code and Micro QR Code barcode types.
  • Royal Mail Mailmark CMDM, PPN, GS1 Aztec, GS1 DataMatrix and GS1 QR barcodes cannot be generated using the evaluation version.
  • The value of decoded barcode is partially hidden and decoding of Code 32, OPC, PZN, Deutsche Post Identcode, Deutsche Post Leitcode, FedEx Ground 96, DHL AWB, VIN, SSCC-18, VICS, Swiss PostParcel, Numly Number, GS1-128, GS1 DataBar Family and Patch Code barcodes disabled in assemblies offered for performance and web testing, which do not produce nag screen: Vintasoft.Barcode.dll and Vintasoft.WpfBarcode.dll from \Bin\X.X\NoNagScreen\ folder, VintaSoft.XamarinBarcode.Android.dll from \Bin\Xamarin\ folder.
  • Barcodes can be read only from image resources of the first page of multipage PDF document.
  • "*Demo*" watermark is added in random way to any generated barcode.

All these restrictions are removed in version for registered users.



How can I subscribe to the newsletter?

There are 4 ways to subscribe to the newsletter:

  • Subscribe to the RSS feed. Link is located on home page in news column header - major releases only.
  • Subscribe to the newsletter of "Announcements" forums - all releases. Register yourself in VintaSoft Tech Community forums, login and click a tick "Subscribe forum" at the bottom of the forum page which is interesting for you.
  • Purchase a license and stay informed via e-mail directly from VintaSoft Support Service about all releases of licensed product during validity period of annual subscription.
  • Subscribe to VintaSoft's Twitter account and stay informed about all releases along with interesting information about current developments, which goes far beyond the official release data.



Where is Technical Documentation with User Guide and API Reference?

Documentation for VintaSoft Barcode .NET SDK includes both User Guide and API Reference. It is available on-line.

User Guide includes:

  • General information about the product features.
  • Information about licensing principles and how to choose the appropriate license.
  • Information about system requirements and how to start working with the product.
  • Full list of information resouces about the product.
  • A lot of programming related articles with code samples in C# and VB.NET for .NET, WPF and ASP.NET.
  • Information about distribution principles of your application with the product.

API Reference includes:

  • List of supplied assemblies.
  • List of classes, interfaces, enumerations, etc provided by the library.

There is also off-line documentation available for download from Support page as file of CHM format.



I didn't find an answer to my question. What should I do?

Answers to the majority of questions can be found in the documentation or this web site. Please send a message to Customer Support Service to get more help.