Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Leading barcode software package introduces .NET Standard 2.0 compliant SDK

ConnectCode, a world leading provider of barcode software and fonts, today announced the release of a new version (v11.0) of ConnectCode Barcode Software and Fonts. This version introduces new capabilities such as a .NET Standard 2.0/.NET Core 2.0 compliant Barcode Software Development Kit (SDK), new Oracle PL/SQL scripts that support UTF8, .NET DLL for SQL Server Rdlc Reports and an updated Barcode & Label app on the Windows Store that supports printing of labels with variable data from CSV (comma-separated values) files.

.NET Standard is a specification of common APIs on the different .NET frameworks. As of .NET Standard v2.0, the .Net Standard specification has been implemented by many frameworks such as .NET Core, .NET Framework, Mono, Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android, Universal Windows Platform. The new .NET Standard 2.0 compliant barcode SDK enables developers to use one programming library to target a wide variety of .NET programming platforms. The new barcode SDK is available as a nuget, the open source package manager for Microsoft Development platform, on nuget.org.

New Oracle PL/SQL scripts that support AL32UTF8 (NLS_CHARACTERSET) character set are provided in this version of ConnectCode Barcode Software and Fonts. This is on top of the existing PL/SQL scripts that uses the WE8ISO8859P1 character set. AL32UTF8 is the new character set recommended by Oracle for all new system deployment.

The .NET DLL bundled in the package for generating barcodes has also been updated to support the latest tools provided by Microsoft for creating Rdlc (Report Definition Language Client-side) reports. This includes the latest Visual Studio 2017 Rdlc Report Designer and the standalone SQL Server 2016 Report Builder.

Barcode & Label, a free Windows Store app, that enables users to design labels and print barcodes with a standalone application has also been updated. The existing version supports printing of labels with data in an Excel spreadsheet, contacts from Microsoft People's app, data entered at print time or using a serialized running number. The new version supports printing of labels with data from a CSV (comma-separated values) file.

Barcode & Label comes huge label stock database for creating Price Labels, Address Labels, Inventory Tags and Business Cards quickly and easily. It is equipped with a modern WYSIWYG label designer and supports printing of standards compliant barcodes through ConnectCode's award-winning barcode fonts engine. The engine generates barcodes using fonts and allows high quality barcodes that meet the strictest auto-id requirements.

Barcode & Label is available in the Windows Store for free and also as part of ConnectCode Barcode Fonts and Software package.


Existing users of ConnectCode Barcode Fonts and Software can import their barcode fonts into the app by following the tutorial below:


Besides the Barcode & Label app, ConnectCode Barcode Software and Fonts package also supports the creation of barcode and labels on a wide variety of platforms and applications such as SAP Powerbuilder, Crystal Reports, Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Reporting Services, SQL Server, .NET Standard, .NET Core, COM, Javascript/HTML, Typescript, jQuery, Command Prompt, Oracle PL/SQL, Microsoft Azure Cloud, and Image Generator. A Mac version of the barcode fonts is also available for companies on a hybrid environment that uses both Windows and Mac. For enterprise users, a silent installer is also available on request.

System Requirements

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 Professional
Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012 or 2016
256 MB RAM
100 MB of Hard Disk space

The Universal Barcode & Label app requires Windows 10 or onwards.



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About ConnectCode Pte Ltd

ConnectCode is well known in the industry for providing barcode software and fonts that are trusted and highly regarded by many Fortune 500 companies and organizations around the world. Many companies have adopted ConnectCode's barcode products for its accuracy, robustness and ability to reduce time and effort required for clearing institutional audits and third-party barcode verifications. The team consists of very talented personnel from both the auto-id and software industry. All software products are developed in house and adhere to the "Elegantly Simple" design principles.

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