BizCode Barcode Generator for Crystal Report
The most advanced barcode control for Crystal Report
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  • Crystal Report .NET SDK
  • Linear & 2D barcode support
  • .NET 2.0/3.0/4.0 support
  • Support C#, VB.NET, etc.
  • Multiple file formats support
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How to Generate PDF-417 in Crystal Reports
PDF-417 is one of the most popular multiple dimensional barcode. The term PDF stands for Portable Data File and 417 suggests that each pattern in a PDF-417 is 17 units long and consists of four bars and spaces. PDF-417 is used in many industrial applications including primarily transport, identification cards, and inventory management.
Barcode Generator for Crystal Report is a Crystal Report development tool that generates 20+ linear & 2D barcode in reports. It integrates with Crystal Report for .NET with X-copy deployment. The integrated generator draws high quality graphics object, no barcode font is needed.
PDF-417 Crystal Report Generator could be added into Crystal Report so that your report could generate PDF-417 barcodes. The generated PDF-417 is of high quality and highly customizable. This page shows detailed steps to generate PDF-417 barcodes in Crystal Report.
PDF-417 Generator for Crystal Report Features
Valid Data Valid character set includes:

- 128 ASCII characters
- Extended ASCII (ASCII characters 128-255, in accordance with ISO 8859-1)
Data Mode Include auto data mode that automatically select data mode for specified data.
Size Adjustments Easy to set and adjust the size of modules in the symbol, margins around the symbol, and the entire image.
White Space Increase Provide property to increase the margins around symbol therefore barcode readability would be enhanced.
Barcode Placement Customize the placement of barcode symbol by rotating and aligning the symbol.
Royalty-free Distribution Offer royalty-free license with purchase license.
PDF-417 Generator for Crystal Report Requirements
Windows OS
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
Development Environments
- .NET 2.0, 3.0 or later version
- C#, VB.NET, Managed C++, Borland Delphi for .NET
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010
How to Create a Crystal Report for .NET
  1. Download Barcode Generator for Crystal Report and unzip;
  2. Open Visual Studio and create a web project using "ASP.NET Crystal Report Web Site";
  3. Select the Crystal Report Template, then name and locate the report;
  4. When the Crystal Report Gallery dialog box appears, accept the defaults of "Use Report Expert" and "Standard Report", and click "OK";
Setup in Crystal Report for .NET
  1. Select "ADO.NET" in "Create New Connection" when Crystal Reports wizard dialogue pops up;
  2. Browse and find "CustomerDataSet.xsd" in your downloaded sample dataset package (or any other dataset of your own), then click "Finish";
  3. Click on the Tables node to expand;
  4. Drag and drop the table name to the window titled Tables In Report, and click "Next";
  5. To display fields on the report, select them at the Field tab, and click "Finish";
  6. Modify the form so that it can preview and print the report;
How to Generate PDF-417 in Crystal Report for .NET
  1. Drag and drop the field named "Barcode" to the report in Crystal Report1.rpt;
  2. Open Form1.cs in Design view, and add Barcode .linearbarcode.aspnet.dll to the project reference;
  3. Double click Form1 to enter Form1.cs, and copy the sample code into the method Form_Load;
  4. Using the namespace "Bizcode.matrixbarcode" if your report is created in C#.NET;
PDF-417 Generation Sample Code
Run the web project;
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
OleDbConnection aConnection = new OleDbConnection(
"Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=C:/Demo/BarcodeDemoData.
OleDbDataAdapter dataAdapter = new OleDbDataAdapter
("select * from Customer", aConnection);
DataSet ds = new DataSet();
//add a new column named "Barcode" to the DataSet, the new column data
type is byte[]
ds.Tables[0].Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Barcode", typeof(byte[])));
WebPDF417 barcode = new WebPDF417 ();
foreach (DataRow dr in ds.Tables[0].Rows)
barcode.Data = (int)dr["CustomerId"] + "";
byte[] imageData = barcode.drawBarcodeAsBytes();
dr["Barcode"] = imageData;
Protected Sub CrystalReportViewer1_Init(ByVal sender As Object, 
ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles CrystalReportViewer1.Init
Dim aConnection As New OleDbConnection
Data Source=C:/Demo/BarcodeDemoData.mdb"
Dim dataAdapter As New OleDbDataAdapter("select * from Customer",
Dim ds As New DataSet()
'add a new column named "Barcode" to the DataSet, the new column
data type is byte[]
ds.Tables(0).Columns.Add(New DataColumn("Barcode", GetType(Byte())))
Dim barcode As New WebPDF417 ()
For Each dr As DataRow In ds.Tables(0).Rows
barcode.Data = CInt(dr("CustomerId")) & ""
Dim imageData As Byte() = barcode.drawBarcodeAsBytes()
dr("Barcode") = imageData
End Sub