XImage.Barcode Reader
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How to C#: Install, Deploy and Distribute XImage.Barcode Reader

Online C# Guide for XImage.Barcode Reader Installation, Deployment and Distribution. Support Read barcode from PDF in C#.

There are two parts on this page, including system requirements for using XImage.Barcode Reader, and how to install XImage.Barcode Reader into visual studio C# .NET Applications.

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System Requirements

Windows XP SP3 or later

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or later

Install XImage.Barcode Reader in C# Project

Add necessary references to your C#.NET project. Right-click the project and select "Add Reference..." to locate and add the following DLLs as project references;



Use corresponding namespaces;

  using RasterEdge.XImage.BarcodeScanner;

Note: When you get the error "Could not load file or assembly 'RasterEdge.Imaging.Basic' or any other assembly or one of its dependencies. An attempt to load a program with an incorrect format", please check your configure as follows:


       If you are using x64 libraries/dlls, Right click the project -> Properties -> Build -> Platform target: x64.


       If using x86, the platform target should be x86.

Add the following C# demo code to your project (scan DataMatrix barcode from png image).

            Bitmap bmp = new Bitmap(inputDirectory + "Sample_Barcode.png");
            //  config reader setting
            ReaderSettings settings = new ReaderSettings();
            //  define the type of barcode to scan

            //  read all barcodes in the document
            Barcode[] barcodes = BarcodeReader.ReadBarcodes(settings, bmp);

            foreach (Barcode barcode in barcodes)
                Console.WriteLine("Data: " + barcode.DataString);