What does everyone use for a barcode font in CR2008. I am looking for a Code 128 / Alphanumeric barcode font. It looks like CR only has 3 of 9 installed by default. Are there any good free fonts out there? I have been reading about the CR Native formula barcodes like http://www.morovia.com/font/support/crforumla.asp or http://www.idautomation.com/crystal/barcode-font-formulas.html. These type would be prefered since it doesn't require installing the UFL on all PCs.
One other item to note is that if you are running this in a .NET application the font needs to be supported by the .NET framework. If it isn't supported by the framework there will be a font substitution of some sort. How can you tell if it is supported by the .NET framework? On your .NET form select one of the .NET controls and try to change the font to your barcode font. If the font cannot be selected the font will not be used at runtime.
Alternatively, the below code should tell you also:
foreach(FontFamily ff in FontFamily.Families)
And remember free lunches are hard to come by these days. There is usually a reason why something (font) is free. From my experience:
1) You only get a subset
2) It does not work in .NET
3) It only works with framework X "out of the box"
4) You have to "obtain" a license to distribute the font
and probably more...
Edited by: Ludek Uher on Apr 27, 2011 6:37 AM
code 128 barcodes in your crystal reports projects
Using our UFL is a two-part process: you pass a string into our UFL and then format the returned string in one of our Code 128 barcode fonts. The UFL adds the necessary start and stop bars, and calculates the check digit for you. Changing the font alone wonu2019t work. It wonu2019t be a scannable symbol because it wonu2019t have the start and stops bars nor the check digit. Thatu2019s what the UFL does.
Verify this link to solve it
User Defined Functions for Visual Basic : Information mentioned in this link
PCL Barcode Fonts for Laser Printers
Edited by: pardhasaradhi.t on Aug 23, 2011 8:17 PM
[Barcode Resource|http://www.barcoderesource.com] provides [Crystal Reports Barcode Fonts|http://www.barcoderesource.com/crystalreportsbarcode.shtml] that can be used in a report directly using vba formulas.
Thank you for the tip
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I'm with Trevor. There are lots of barcode fonts product, but some of them do not designed for .net framework development environment.
Recently I need to encode user information to QR Code on my crystal reports project, and I googled and wanna to find a Qr code barcode fonts solution Crystal Reportsa. And I find "BarcodeLib.com". Unfortunately, there's no Qr code barcode fonts avaialbeI. Instead, I tried its Crystal Reports barcoding library. It is really useful for me. It still supports Code 28 barcode, so guess you may see it wheather it still works for your project.
This is also a nice Crystal Reports barcode font encoder ufl to generate barcodes in Crystal Reports using barcode fonts.
Thank you for the link, however I get 404 error when I click the download link.
Also, if the 404 gets resolved, a developer of .NET or Java app will need to consider how he will install the encoder on client computers;
Get all customers to download and configure it?
Write some script that will do the install automatically?
Install and configure it him self on each client?