Barcode Professional for Windows Forms - Version History

Version 10.0 - END OF SERVICE LIFE: June 1, 2019 After this date, no updates nor fixes will be released for this version.
  • Maintenance Release (2018-02-13)
    Neodynamic.WinControls.BarcodeProfessional.dll patched to v10.0.2018.205
    • New! Added ANSI X12 and EDIFACT data encodings to Data Matrix improving Auto format/symbol size selection.

  • Maintenance Release (2017-10-30)
    Neodynamic.WinControls.BarcodeProfessional.dll patched to v10.0.2017.1027
    • Fixed! Error "Attempted to divice by zero" for PDF417.
    • Fixed! Wrong size setting when enabling FitProportional feature.

  • Maintenance Release (2017-08-21)
    Neodynamic.WinControls.BarcodeProfessional.dll patched to v10.0.2017.815
    • New! Neodynamic.WinControls.BarcodeProfessional.dll assemblies for .NET 4+
    • Improved! DataMatrixFormat Auto Mode backward compatibility reverted.
    • Improved! Data Matrix Auto format selection by enabling the brand new DataMatrixIncludeRectFormatsInAutoMode property.

  • Main Release (2017-07-20)
    • New! Barcode Symbologies added:
      • Support for Data Matrix Rectangular Extension a.k.a. DMRE
      • DotCode 2D Barcode
      • Royal Mail Mailmark 2D CMDM
      • Royal Mail Mailmark 4-State Barcode C & L
    • New! Added FitProportional property which if enabled, the barcode symbol is created by automatically calculating the bars or modules sizes so it fits the available area (Width & Height properties) proportionally.
    • New! Added support for rendering barcode symbol border with rounded corners . It can be used to draw bearer bars to UPC/EAN Barcodes. Also can be used to draw a circular or oval border!.
    • Improved! Data Matrix Auto format selection.
    • Improved! SnapToDevicePixels rounding.
    • Improved! EAN/UPC Magnification Factor now applies to Border settings (if any) as well as to Font Size for human readable text.

Version 9.0

  • Maintenance Release (2017-06-23)
    Neodynamic.WinControls.BarcodeProfessional.dll patched to v9.0.2017.623
    • New! Added support for the following GS1-128 Application Identifiers (AI): Percentage discount of a coupon: AI (394n), GLN of the production or service location: AI (416), Refurbishment lot ID: AI (7020), Functional status: AI (7021), Revision status: AI (7022), and Global Individual Asset Identifier of an assembly: AI (7023)

  • Maintenance Release (2017-01-20)
    Neodynamic.WinControls.BarcodeProfessional.dll patched to v9.0.2017.115
    • CRITICAL Fixed! Bug in QR Code Version 40 (V40). An empty QR Code symbol is generated besides the value set to the Code property. It was introduced by build v9.0.2016.1200
    • New! Added brand new GS1 Application Identifiers - Paperless coupon code identification for use in North America (AI 8112).

  • Maintenance Release (2017-01-08)
    Neodynamic.WinControls.BarcodeProfessional.dll patched to v9.0.2016.1200
    • Fixed! Bugs in encoding method for QR Code, PDF417 and Micro PDF417.

  • Maintenance Release (2016-10-04)
    Neodynamic.WinControls.BarcodeProfessional.dll patched to v9.0.2016.1000
    • Fixed! BarcodeProfessional control threw an exception when droping it on a form.

  • Maintenance Release (2016-09-02)
    Neodynamic.WinControls.BarcodeProfessional.dll patched to v9.0.2016.900
    • Improved! UPC-E encoding allowing 6, 7 or 8 digits.
    • Improved! Auto Encoding optimization for PDF147 & Micro PDF417.

  • Main Release (2016-06-27)
    New! Barcode Symbologies added:
    • Japan Post 4-State Barcode a.k.a. Japanese Postal Barcode, Kasutama Barcode
    • Korea Post Barcode a.k.a. Korean Postal Authority Barcode
    • Data Logic 2 of 5 a.k.a. China Post Barcode
  • New! GS1 Element Strings Strict Validation based on GS1 General Specifications (v16) rules.
  • New! MaxiCode symbol now supporting Pixel Based rendering. This is the default rendering method but it's possible to disable it to get the same Vector Based symbol delivered in older versions.
  • Improved! UPC-E 6-digits to UPC-A conversion.

Version 8.0

  • Maintenance Release (2016-01-27)
    Neodynamic.WinControls.BarcodeProfessional.dll patched to v8.0.2016.127
    • Fixed! DataMatrix Alignment patterns were missing in rect shape symbols with two regions.
    • Fixed! GS1 DataMatrix was using a wrong separator for AI (Application Identifier) concatenation.
    • Improved! DataMatrix Auto Encoding to get the smallest symbol.
    • New! GS1-128 AI (16) "Sell By Date", (7004) "Active potency", (7005) Catch area, (7006) "First freeze date", (7007) "Harvest date", (7008) "Species for fishery purposes", (7009) "Fishing gear type", (7010) "Production method", (713) "National Healthcare Reimbursement Number (NHRN) – Brasil DRN", (8012) "Software version", (8111) "Loyalty points of a coupon" now supported.
    • Fixed! Number Sign '#' was not allowed for encoding with GS1 symbologies.

  • Maintenance Release (2015-12-26)
    Neodynamic.WinControls.BarcodeProfessional.dll patched to v8.0.2015.1222
    • Fixed! DataMatrix Alignment patterns were missing in rect shape symbols with two regions.
    • Fixed! GS1 DataMatrix was using a wrong separator for AI (Application Identifier) concatenation.

  • Maintenance Release (2015-10-15)
    Neodynamic.WinControls.BarcodeProfessional.dll patched to v8.0.2015.1014
    • Fixed! Position of string header for Serial Number in HIBC LIC barcodes.
    • Fixed! Bug in Binary encoding of GS1/EAN/UCC/UPC Composite barcodes including CC-A, CC-B & CC-C components.

  • Maintenance Release (2015-08-31)
    Neodynamic.WinControls.BarcodeProfessional.dll patched to v8.0.2015.820
    • Fixed! HIBC LIC barcodes were not generated if checksum was a slash char.
    • Fixed! PDF417 barcodes were not generated under certain cases with auto aspect ratio setting.

  • Maintenance Release (2014-12-23)
    Neodynamic.WinControls.BarcodeProfessional.dll patched to v8.0.2014.1223
    • Fixed! When trying to generate an Australia Post Domestic EParcel barcode, you get the following error: "The value to encode is null or empty."
    • Fixed! Aztec Rune now enabled.

  • Maintenance Release (2014-07-27)
    Neodynamic.WinControls.BarcodeProfessional.dll patched to v8.0.2014.0727
    • Fixed! 'X' char is now allowed in Telepen Numeric encoding mode.

  • Main Release
    New! Barcode Symbologies added:
    • Han Xin Code (2D) Chinese Barcode
    • GS1 QR Code
    • IFA PPN (securPharm) 2D Data Matrix with PZN8 auto conversion
    • HIBC LIC 2D Data Matrix, QR Code & Aztec Code versions
    • HIBC PAS 2D Data Matrix, QR Code & Aztec Code versions
    • ISBT 128 2D Data Matrix
    • Deutsche Post Response Plus PostMatrix 2D
    • USPS Intelligent Mail Package Barcode IMpb
    • EAN-14 (GTIN-14)
    • DUN-14 (ITF and GS1/EAN/UCC Versions)
    • DHL AWB Code 39
    • Deutsche Post BZL Code 128
  • New! EAN/UPC Magnification Factor setting
  • New! String Format Patterns are supported for Code & Text properties
  • New! SnapsToDevicePixels property which allows pixel perfect rendering on the target device canvas
  • New! ITF-14 H Marks (Print Gain Gauge)
  • New! Get the runtime value for Auto-type properties when a barcode symbol is generated. Mainly found in 2D symbologies.
  • New! Create artistic barcode symbols by specifying a custom image pattern to fill the bars & dots (ArtBarImagePattern property) as well as stamping logos (ArtLogoImage) with opacity option!
  • Improved! GS1-128 (formerly EAN/UCC-128) Application Identifiers updated per GS1 General Specification v13
  • Improved! HIBC LIC updated to Spec. v2.3 SLS (2009)
  • Improved! HIBC PAS updated to Spec. v1.3 (2010)
  • Improved! ISBT 128 updated to Spec. v4.5.0 (2013)
  • Improved! Error handling in the overall Barcode generation process. New BarcodeException class with some standard error codes and descriptions.
  • Improved! In 2D barcodes with Auto Format or Version selection options, now user selected fixed value is honored and an exception will be thrown if data to encode exceeds it. In earlier versions, the behavior was to auto select a new format or version if possible. The 2D Symbologies affected are: Aztec Code, Data Matrix, MicroPDF417, QR Code, and Micro QR Code.

Version 7.0

  • New! Barcode Symbologies added:
    • GS1 DataMatrix (You can now use Data Matrix for encoding GS1 GTINs and any other number of Application Identifiers (AI))
    • MICR E-13-B (It's not a font! All characters are generated using .NET drawing engine)
    • ALL EAN.UCC Composite Barcodes:
      • EAN-13 with CC-A/CC-B
      • EAN-8 with CC-A/CC-B
      • UPC-A with CC-A/CC-B
      • UPC-E with CC-A/CC-B
      • GS1 128 (UCC/EAN-128) with CC-A/CC-B/CC-C
      • GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional (RSS14) with CC-A/CCB
      • GS1 DataBar Truncated (RSS14 Truncated) with CC-A/CCB
      • GS1 DataBar Stacked (RSS14 Stacked) with CC-A/CCB
      • GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional (RSS14 Stacked Omnidirectional) with CC-A/CCB
      • GS1 DataBar Limited (RSS Limited) with CC-A/CCB
      • GS1 DataBar Expanded (RSS Expanded) with CC-A/CCB
      • GS1 DataBar Expanded Stacked (RSS Expanded Stacked) with CC-A/CCB
    • USPS Intelligent Mail Container Barcode
    • Australia Post Domestic eParcel Barcode
    • Kodak Patch Code
  • Improved! Data Matrix:
    • Fixed some bugs when using Auto encoding, ECI (Extended Channel Interpretation) and Structured Append features.
    • Added three new properties for Structured Append feature.
  • Improved! QR Code:
    • Added support for FNC1. You can now use QR Code for encoding GS1 GTINs and any other number of Application Identifiers (AI)
    • Added support for ECI (Extended Channel Interpretation)
    • Added new way for encoding data using tilde char. This allows you to easily specify byte values in dec/hex notations as well as Kanji double byte chars, ECI and FNC1.
  • Improved! Aztec Code:
    • Added support for FNC1. You can now use Aztec Code for encoding GS1 GTINs and any other number of Application Identifiers (AI)
    • Added support for ECI (Extended Channel Interpretation)
    • Added new way for encoding data using tilde char. This allows you to easily specify byte values in dec/hex notations, ECI as well as FNC1.
  • Improved! UPC-A and UPC-E:
    • Now you can specify 6-digits for UPC-E codes that will also be automatically converted back to UPC-A when using that barcode symbology.
  • New! BarcodeUtils class offering different methods for calculating most popular Checksum/Check-digit available on barcode symbologies

Version 6.0

  • New! Barcode Symbologies added including UPS MaxiCode (2D), Micro QR Code (2D), GS1 DataBar Omnidirectional (formerly RSS-14), GS1 DataBar Truncated (formerly RSS-14 Truncated), GS1 DataBar Stacked (formerly RSS-14 Stacked), GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional (formerly RSS-14 Stacked Omnidirectional), GS1 DataBar Limited (formerly RSS Limited), GS1 DataBar Expanded (formerly RSS Expanded), GS1 DataBar ExpandedStacked (formerly RSS Expanded Stacked), EAN UPC AddOn 2, EAN UPC AddOn 5, USPS Package Identification Code (PIC) based on Code 128, Matrix 2 of 5, Danish Postal 39, French Postal 39 A/R, IATA 2 of 5.
  • Improved! QR Code - Added user selection for encoding (code page) when using Byte compaction mode.
  • Improved! MSI - Added second checksum.
  • New! Barcode generation engine re-written from ground up.
  • New! Added others Barcode Unit of measurement (Inch, CM, MM and Mils).
  • New! Added barcode padding space.
  • New! Added Text Justification for alignment.
  • New! Added support for displaying multiline texts.
  • New! Added Bar Width Adjustment feature.
  • New! Added separated font settings for additional text and value to encode.
  • New! Added HumanReadableText property which will be used (if specified) instead of value to encode which is hold by Code property.
  • New! Added EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) exportation generating true vector-based barcodes with RGB and CMYK color spaces support.
  • New! Added EMF (Enhanced Windows Metafile) exportation generating true vector-based barcodes.
  • New! Added TIFF Compression algorithms (LZW, CCITT3, CCITT4 and RLE) when generating barcodes in such image format.
  • Improved! "Fit barcode to size" feature.
  • Improved! BarRatio property converted to float point number.
  • Improved! DrawOnCanvas method now honors PageScale property of the involved Graphics object.
  • BREAKING CHANGES!
    • All barcode dimensions properties are now double precision
    • DrawOnCanvas methods featuring "fit barcode to size" were redefined in this new version.

Version 5.0

  • New! Barcode Symbologies/Standards added including Aztec Code 2D, Compact PDF417, Macro PDF417, Micro PDF417, VICS Bill of Lading (BOL), VICS SCAC PRO, Italian Post 25, ISBT 128, HIBC LIC 39, HIBC LIC 128, HIBC PAS 39, HIBC PAS 128, USPS Intelligent Mail (formerly OneCode)
  • Improved! Pharmacode Barcode by adding validation for avoiding generation of non-legible Pharmacode values
  • Improved! PDF417 Barcode by adding Numeric Compaction Mode and Auto Compaction Mode which optimizes the total codewords to be encoded by switching between all PDF417 modes. Added Aspect Ratio setting.
  • Improved! Overall barcode generation performance.

Version 4.0

  • New! Barcode Symbologies added including QR Code, USPS FIM, USPS Horizontal Bars, Telepen, Pharmacode, Semacode, Code 32 Italian Pharmacode IMH, USPS Package Identification Code (PIC), FedEx Ground "96"
  • New! 64-bit support (x64 and IA64 Platforms)
  • Improved! UCC/EAN-128 algorithm.

Version 3.0

  • New! Barcode Symbologies added including USPS OneCode 4-State Customer Barcode, Royal Mail 4-State Customer Code, Australia Post 4-State Barcode, Royal TPG Post KIX 4-State Barcode, Singapore 4-State Postal Code, Swiss PostParcel Barcode, SSCC-18, PZN, Deutsche Post Leitcode, Deutsche Post Identcode, USPS Tray label, USPS Sack label, EAN-Velocity, JAN-13 & JAN-8, OPC, EAN-99, ITF-14, SCC-14, ISBN (Enhanced to support ISBN-10 and ISBN-13 all in one), ISSN, ISMN, Numly Number
  • New! Bearer Bars support for 2 of 5, Code 128 and UCC.EAN 128 barcodes. BearerBarStyle and BearerBarWidth properties added.
  • New! Light Margin Indicator (< and > chars) for EAN/UPC barcode Symbologies added. DisplayLightMarginIndicator property.
  • New! DrawOnCanvas method version that allows drawing barcode images that need the bars to fill a given area measured in inches.
  • New! GetBarcodeImage method versions that allow obtaining barcode images that need the bars to fill a given area measured in inches.
  • New! GetBarcodeImage method versions that allow obtaining barcode images at a give resolution.
  • New! All barcode-related dimensions such us Bar’s Width and Height, Quiet Zone Width, Margins, etc.; are now specified and measured in inches.
  • New! IsCodeValid property.
  • New! Monochrome property allowing generating Black and White 1 bit per pixel barcode images.
  • New! IsbnSupplementCode property becomes obsolete. Now to specify a supplement value the EanUpcSupplementCode property must be used.
  • New! Enhanced Barcode Symbology documentation.
  • New! Enhanced GIF generation by using Quantification process.
  • New! Enhanced drawing for supplement bars in EAN/UPC barcode Symbologies
  • New! Enhanced Design-time support by including Barcode Builder
  • Fixed! Barcode Professional drawing algorithms now really honor quiet zone width values as well as margin settings.
  • Fixed! Drawing UPC-A Guard Bars

Version 2.5

  • New! PDF417 Truncated
  • New! Support for Windows Forms .NET 2.0
  • New! Support for Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio Express Editions
  • New! License registration mechanism
  • New! Visual Studio 2005 Smart Tag
  • New! NET 2.0 Data Binding Model support
  • New! Windows XP Style support (.NET 2.0)
  • Fixed! Barcode generation algorithm for DataMatrix and PDF417 Symbologies

Version 2.0

  • New! Transparent background support
  • New! Save barcode images in image files as well as in stream objects
  • New! Crystal Reports for .NET support
  • New! Draw barcode images onto any Graphics object
  • New! Simple way to serve barcode images in ASP.NET Web Services
  • New! Auto-Size support
  • New! Draw barcode images onto any Graphics object
  • New! Enhancements in printing barcode images
  • New! Support for Binary, SOAP, and XML Serialization

Version 1.0

  • Initial release