The Black Ice PDF 417 Barcode SDK/ActiveX toolkit allows developers to add 2D PDF 417 writing to their applications. The Black Ice PDF 417 Barcode Reading SDK/ActiveX toolkit is a robust and efficient 2D PDF 417 barcode library for reading/decoding, searching barcodes, and detecting barcode orientation.
PDF 417, or Portable Data File 417, is a two-dimensional stacked bar code capable of encoding over a kilobyte of data per label. This is useful for situations when a bar code will be used to store a substantial amount of data about an item, allowing developers to avoid database interaction. Since a PDF 417 barcode symbol can store a substantial amount of information, item specific data, such as the content of a shipping manifest or equipment maintenance history, can be stored directly on the item, without requiring access to a database.
Encoding data into a PDF417 bar code is a two-step process. First, data is converted into codeword values of 0 - 928, which represent the data. This is “high-level encoding." Then the values are physically represented by particular bar/space patterns, which is “low-level encoding." Decoding is the reverse process.
The Black Ice PDF 417 Barcode SDK/ActiveX toolkits are written to be image toolkit independent, and can be used with any Black Ice imaging toolkit, such as the TIFF SDK/ActiveX , the Image SDK/ActiveX , or the Document Imaging SDK/ActiveX. They can also be used with any third party imaging platform.
UNICODE file name support
64 bit support
The PDF417 Barcode SDK/ActiveX contains a variety of sample applications, which demonstrate the capabilities and features of the toolkit. The product is fully .NET compatible and also provides sample source code written in C#, VB.NET, and J# to demonstrate the powerful document conversion options. Details on using the PDF417 Barcode samples