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Create Barcodes in VB.NET WinForms

Step 1. Add a Reference to BarCodeWizFonts.Code128.dll

  • Click on Project > Add Reference...

  • Click Browse...

  • Locate BarCodeWizFonts.Code128.dll and click Add. The default location is:
    C:\Program Files\BarCodeWiz\BarCodeWiz Code 128 Fonts\DotNet\net40 (use with .NET 4.0 or newer)
    C:\Program Files\BarCodeWiz\BarCodeWiz Code 128 Fonts\DotNet\net20 (use with .NET 2.0 or newer)

Step 2. Add the following controls to your form:

  • 1. TextBox (TextBox1) - text input, will be converted to barcode
  • 2. Button (Button1) - to trigger the conversion. Set its Text property to "Encode"
  • 3. Label (Label1) - to display the encoded barcode

Step 3. Edit the label properties

  • Set the Font to BCW_Code128B_224pt
  • Set UseMnemonic to False

Step 4. Add code to convert the text to barcode

  • Double-click on Button1 and add the following code in the Click event:
    Dim encoder as New Code128Fonts
    Label1.Text = encoder.Code128B(TextBox1.Text)
  • Add an Imports statement:
    Imports BarCodeWizFonts.Code128

  • The final result

See More

  • To see a more advanced example of barcode printing and label formatting with Code 128 Barcode Fonts in VB.NET, open the project:
    Documents\BarCodeWiz Examples\Code 128 Barcode Fonts\DotNet\VBNET