I want to develop ABL applications that can print QR code or 2 dimensional barcode.
Does anyone have an experiance with this in ABL?
Do we have to use only 3-party OCX? Is there any other solution?
Do you know any popular barcode 3-party OCX?
this one seems popular http://zxingnet.codeplex.com/
Of course, that depends on the progress version and platform ;)
Yes, it has been done using an outside system call. You can build the raw data for the barcode in the 4GL, write a file or large string, then make a system call to print the bar code using the file or string you build. We have done this with Zebra printers and some fairly old tech as well as new tech.
Not free, but we use software called Bartender (www.bartenderbarcodesoftware.com) They have a variety of options depending on your needs. They have a SDK here - www.bartenderbarcodesoftware.com/.../controlling-barcode-label-software-using-c-sharp-and-vb.net(english).pdf
We use Apache FOP with barcode4j and zxing plugins to generate PDF documents containing various types of barcodes, include QR.
I wonder sykim2010, have you found solution suitable to your needs? I could put to use what you'd find.... just would like to share.... Thanks in advance...
Architect of the SmartComponent Library and WinKit