EAN-13 Barcode

This Symbology is also known as European Article Number 13, EAN-13 Supplement 5/Five-digit Add-On, EAN-13 Supplement 2/Two-digit Add-On, EAN-13+5, EAN-13+2, EAN13, EAN13+5, EAN13+2, UPC-13, GTIN-13, GS1-13, EAN/UCC-13

EAN-13, based upon the UPC-A standard, was implemented by the International Article Numbering Association (EAN) in Europe. EAN-13 is used worldwide for marking products often sold at retail point of sale. The numbers encoded in EAN-13 bar codes are product identification numbers a.k.a. Global Trade Item Numbers (GTIN) of GS1 System.
Because EAN-13 is a superset of UPC-A, this means that any software or hardware capable of reading an EAN-13 symbol will automatically be able to read an UPC-A symbol. The only difference between EAN-13 and UPC-A is that the number system code in UPC-A is a single digit from 0 through 9 whereas an EAN-13 number system code consists of two digits ranging from 00 through 99, which is essentially a country code.

Sample of an EAN-13 Barcode
The value to encode by EAN-13 has the following structure (a.k.a. GTIN-13):
Each country has a numbering authority which assigns manufacturer codes to companies within its jurisdiction.
Add-On or Supplement code
The Add-On Symbols were designed to encode information supplementary to that in the main bar code symbol on periodicals and paperback books. The Add-On can be composed of 2 or 5 digits only.

Sample of an EAN-13 Five-Digit Add-On Barcode
Light Margin Indicators - a greater than (>) and/or less than (<) character - are intended to protected the essential light areas to the left and right of the code that the barcode scanner needs to recognize the beginning and end.

How to create EAN-13 barcodes using Barcode Professional

Note: Please refer to the Class Reference documentation for more information about the properties and methods stated in this document.
In order to get an EAN-13 barcode image, please follow these steps:
EAN-13 barcode images examples
Code property = 501234567890, AddChecksum property = True and DisplayLightMarginIndicator property = True will produce the following barcode image:
Code property = 501234567890, AddChecksum property = True and DisplayLightMarginIndicator property = True, EanUpcSupplement property = Digits5, and EanUpcSupplementCode property = 12345 will produce the following barcode image: