BarCode 2022.11.10702

.NET Standard 2.0 .NET Framework 4.6.2
dotnet add package BarCode --version 2022.11.10702
NuGet\Install-Package BarCode -Version 2022.11.10702
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="BarCode" Version="2022.11.10702" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add BarCode --version 2022.11.10702
#r "nuget: BarCode, 2022.11.10702"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive, C# scripting and .NET Interactive. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install BarCode as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=BarCode&version=2022.11.10702

// Install BarCode as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=BarCode&version=2022.11.10702

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IronBarcode - The C# Barcode & QR Code Library

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IronBarcode is a library developed and maintained by Iron Software that helps C# Software Engineers to read & write Barcodes and QR Codes in .NET applications & websites. Reading or writing barcodes only requires a single line of code with IronBarcode.

IronBarcode excels at:

  • Read single or multiple Barcodes and QR Codes from images or PDFs.
  • Image correction for skewing, orientation, noise, low resolution, contrast etc.
  • Create barcodes and apply to images or PDF documents.
  • Embed barcodes into HTML documents.
  • Style Barcodes and add annotation text.
  • QR Code Writing allows adding of logos, colors, and advanced QR alignment.

IronBarcode has cross platform support compatibility with:

  • .NET 6 and .NET 5, Core 2x & 3x, Standard 2, and Framework 4x
  • Windows, macOS, Linux, Docker, Azure, and AWS

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Additionally, our API reference and full licensing information can easily be found on our website.

Using IronBarcode

Installing the IronBarcode NuGet package is quick and easy, please install the package like this:

PM> Install-Package BarCode

Once installed, you can get started by adding using IronBarCode to the top of your C# code. Here is is sample Barcode Generating, Reading, and Saving example to get started:

using IronBarCode;

// Creating a barcode is as simple as:
var myBarcode = BarcodeWriter.CreateBarcode("12345", BarcodeWriterEncoding.EAN8);

// Reading a barcode is easy with IronBarcode:
var resultFromFile = BarcodeReader.Read(@"file/barcode.png"); // From a file
var resultFromPdf = BarcodeReader.ReadPdf(@"file/mydocument.pdf"); // From PDF use ReadPdf

// After creating a barcode, we may choose to resize and save which is easily done with:
myBarcode.ResizeTo(400, 100);

Features Table

IronBarcode Features

The .NET IronBarcode Library reads and writes most Barcode and QR standards. These include code 39/93/128, UPC A/E, EAN 8/13, ITF, RSS 14 / Expanded, Databar, CodaBar, Aztec, Data Matrix, MaxiCode, PDF417, MSI, Plessey, USPS, and QR. The barcode result data includes type, text, binary data, page, and image file.

The barcode reading engine includes automatic image correction and barcode detection technology to take the pain out of locating and reading from imperfect scans. Multithreading, cropping, and batch scanning provides fast and accurate scanning of multi page documents.

Barcode writing API checks and verifies format, length, number, checksum to automatically avoid encoding errors. Barcode writer allows for styling, resizing, margins, borders, recoloring, and adding text annotations. Write to image, PDF or HTML file.

Supported Barcode Formats:
  • QR & 2D Matrix: QR (+ Styled QR), Aztec, Data Matrix, MaxiCode (Read Only) USPS IM Barcode (Read Only)
  • Modern Linear Barcodes: Code 39, Code 128, PDF417, Rss14 (Read Only), RSS Expanded (Read Only)
  • Older Linear Barcodes: UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, Codabar, ITF, MSI, Plessey (Write Only)
Reading Barcodes:
  • Read from many image formats: Images (JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, SVG, BMP), Multipage GIF & TIFF, System.Drawing Objects, Streams, PDF, and more
  • Image Filters to improve image reading: Brightness, Contrast, Invert, Sharpen, and many more!
  • Set Accuracy & Performance: Single / Multi Barcode Reading, Specify Crop Regions, Set Output Format, Multithreading Support
  • Output to many data formats: Text Data, Numerical Data, Binary Data, Barcode Image
Writing Barcodes:
  • Write To Document Types: Image (jpg, png, gif, tiff, bmp), System.Drawing Objects, Streams, HTML (DataURI, file, or img), PDF (File, Stream, or Binary), Existing PDF (Stamp position)
  • Encoding Barcode Data: Text, urls, IDs, numbers, & binary data
  • Checking Fault Tolerance: Null Check, Checksums, Format Aware, Detailed Error messages, Custom QR Error Correction
  • Styling Barcodes: Resizing, Margins & Borders, Recoloring, Add text annotations, Add logos to QR

Licensing & Support available

For code examples, tutorials and documentation visit

For support please email us at

You can email us at for support directly from our code team. We offer licensing and extensive support for commercial deployment projects.

Product Versions
.NET net5.0 net5.0-windows net6.0 net6.0-android net6.0-ios net6.0-maccatalyst net6.0-macos net6.0-tvos net6.0-windows net7.0 net7.0-android net7.0-ios net7.0-maccatalyst net7.0-macos net7.0-tvos net7.0-windows
.NET Core netcoreapp2.0 netcoreapp2.1 netcoreapp2.2 netcoreapp3.0 netcoreapp3.1
.NET Standard netstandard2.0 netstandard2.1
.NET Framework net461 net462 net463 net47 net471 net472 net48
MonoAndroid monoandroid
MonoMac monomac
MonoTouch monotouch
Tizen tizen40 tizen60
Xamarin.iOS xamarinios
Xamarin.Mac xamarinmac
Xamarin.TVOS xamarintvos
Xamarin.WatchOS xamarinwatchos
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High level C# library for the easy creation of barcodes in PDF documents using PdfSharp.


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Version Downloads Last updated
2022.11.10702 809 11/28/2022
2022.10.9871 6,938 10/18/2022
2022.9.8982 7,631 9/14/2022
2022.9.8979 961 9/13/2022
2022.9.8977 227 9/13/2022
2022.8.8024 11,299 8/9/2022
2022.7.7345 18,190 7/13/2022
2022.5.5918 11,014 5/27/2022
2022.3.0 26,947 3/10/2022
2021.12.21 17,812 12/21/2021
2021.11.0 15,459 10/29/2021
2021.9.0 23,454 8/24/2021
2021.6.3 16,967 6/9/2021
2020.12.2 47,623 12/8/2020
2020.6.0 53,023 6/3/2020
2020.5.0 9,161 4/22/2020 69,182 11/22/2018 3,735 11/9/2018 1,546 11/5/2018
4.0.1 2,232 10/12/2018

* Adds more overloads to BarCodeReader.ReadAsync() allowing more options for reading single barcodes
* Adds async support to BarCodeReader read methods, now you can use await to avoid freezing your software
* Fixes a bug affecting reading license keys from the config file on some systems
* Upgrades to use the latest version of IronSoftware.System.Drawing (v2022.11.10457)
* Adds support for loading TIFF images with frames of varying dimensions
* Fixes a bug where setting a QR color to a faint color would make the custom logo image disappear