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BizCode Barcode Generator for .NET Ultimate
The most robust & powerful barcode generating SDK for Microsoft .NET Framework
Quick Overviews
  • Powerful barcode creating DLL
  • Completely run in VB.NET
  • 100% sample code provided
  • Multiple barcode formats
  • Full controls provided
Tutorial to Generate EAN-13 in VB.NET Library
EAN-13 (a.k.a. European Article Number 13) is the standard version of EAN barcode. Just like EAN 8, EAN 13 can only encode numbers. However, its size is larger than EAN8, for 13 digits can be encoded in EAN 13.
VB.NET EAN-13 Barcode Generator allows users to easily integrate EAN-13 generating SDK into VB.NET applications. It is completely run in Visual Basic.NET projects, working with the most popular Microsoft development tool Visual Studio.
VB.NET EAN-13 Barcode Generator SDK supports to draw EAN-13 barcode images with DrawView Barcode controls. EAN-13 barcode images can be easily rotated into the angle of 0, 90, 180, and 270 degrees. Other barcode options are also provided by the VB.NET EAN-13 Barcode Generator to change EAN-13 barcode size, human-readable text, image quality.

This document explains how to generate EAN-13 barcode image in VB.NET development environments and other specific tutorials of EAN-13 data, image and size setting, please see: encode EAN-13 data in VB.NET, customize EAN-13 image in VB.NET and control EAN-13 size in VB.NET.
EAN-13 Generator for VB.NET Features
Encodable CharactersSupport to encode:
- 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Supplementary BarcodeSupport to encode supplementary barcode EAN-2 & EAN-5 barcode for EAN-13 barcodes
Quick IntegrationEasy to integrate advanced EAN-13 generating features into VB.NET application
Simple to UseProvide comprehensive sample code & user guide for EAN-13 generation without any change
Full Barcode OptionsMultiple barcode setting options for you to select, including module width, image width, color, rotation, resolution, text, etc.
Check Digit OptionAutomatically add Modulo 10 checksum digit for EAN-13 barcodes
EAN-13 Generator for VB.NET Requirements
Windows OS
- Microsoft Windows 7
- Windows Server 2008
- Windows Vista
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows XP
Development Environments
- .NET 2.0/3.0/4.0
- Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010
- VB.NET Windows Forms Application
- VB.NET Class and Console Applications
- VB.NET Web Forms
- VB.NET SSRS and Crystal Report
Install .NET EAN-13 Generator in VB.NET
Add Windows Forms Barcode Generating Reference to Your Project
  1. Unzip BizCode Generator for .NET Ultimate package;
  2. Add BusinessRefinery.Barcode.Win.dll to your Winforms project folder;
    (The DLL will be copied to the bin directory automatically)
  3. Then BusinessRefinery.Barcode.Win.dll is added on your .NET Winforms project.
Install .NET EAN-13 Generator in VB.NET
Add ASP.NET Barcode Generating Reference to Your Project
  1. Unzip BizCode Generator for .NET Ultimate package;
  2. Add BusinessRefinery.Barcode.Web.dll to you ASP.NET project folder;
    (The DLL will be copied to the bin directory automatically)
  3. Then BusinessRefinery.Barcode.Web.dll is added on your ASP.NET project.
How to Generate EAN-13 Barcode Image Using VB.NET Class In .NET?
Copy those following sample code to your VB.NET projects:
Dim barcode As BusinessRefinery.Barcode.Linear = 
New BusinessRefinery.Barcode.Linear()
barcode.Symbology = BusinessRefinery.Barcode.Symbology.EAN13
barcode.Code = "012345678901"
barcode.Resolution = 104
barcode.Rotate = BusinessRefinery.Barcode.Rotate.Rotate270
barcode.Format = System.Drawing.Imaging.ImageFormat.Gif
barcode.drawBarcode2ImageFile("c:/ean-13-vb-net.gif")
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