.NET Standard 2.0
dotnet add package softekbarcodenetstandard --version
NuGet\Install-Package softekbarcodenetstandard -Version
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<PackageReference Include="softekbarcodenetstandard" Version="" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add softekbarcodenetstandard --version
#r "nuget: softekbarcodenetstandard,"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install softekbarcodenetstandard as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=softekbarcodenetstandard&version=

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

Softek Barcode Reader Toolkit for Multi-platforms (Windows x86, Windows x64, Linux x86, Linux x64 and Mac)

This is a .NET Standard 2.0 package that reads barcodes from JPG, TIF and PDF format data or bitmaps held in memory.

Softek Barcode Reader Toolkit for Windows Copyright Softek Software Ltd 2002-2023

Full documentation for the SDK can be downloaded from:

Support and trial license email:

Basic use:

barcode = new SoftekBarcodeNetStandard.BarcodeReader(); nBarCode = barcode.ScanBarCode("inputfile.tif"); // Can be TIF, JPG or PDF (subject to license) for (int i = 1; i ⇐ nBarCode; i++) value = barcode.GetBarString(i);


On Linux you can use this package with a license for the Softek Barcode Reader Toolkit for Linux. On OSX you can use this package with a license for the Softek Barcode Reader Toolkit for Linux. On Windows you can use this package with a license for the Softek Barcode Reader Toolkit for Windows.

A license for the Multi-platform .NET Standard Edition will work on either Windows, Linux or OSX

Setting more options and getting more results:

    using (barcode = new SoftekBarcodeNetStandard.BarcodeReader())

        // Enter your license key here
        // You can get a trial license key from
        // Example:
        // barcode.LicenseKey = "MY LICENSE KEY";

        // Turn on the barcode types you want to read.
        // Turn off the barcode types you don't want to read (this will increase the speed of your application)
        barcode.ReadCode128 = true;
        barcode.ReadCode39 = true;
        barcode.ReadCode25 = true;
        barcode.ReadEAN13 = true;
        barcode.ReadEAN8 = true;
        barcode.ReadUPCA = true;
        barcode.ReadUPCE = true;
        barcode.ReadCodabar = false;
        barcode.ReadPDF417 = true;
        barcode.ReadDataMatrix = true;
        barcode.ReadDatabar = true;
        barcode.ReadMicroPDF417 = false;
        barcode.ReadQRCode = true;

        // If you want to read more than one barcode then set Multiple Read to 1
        // Setting MutlipleRead to False will make the recognition faster
        barcode.MultipleRead = true;

        // Noise reduction takes longer but can make it possible to read some difficult barcodes
        // When using noise reduction a typical value is 10 - the smaller the value the more effect it has.
        // A zero value turns off noise reduction. 
        // barcode.NoiseReduction = 0 ;

        // You may need to set a small quiet zone if your barcodes are close to text and pictures in the image.
        // A value of zero uses the default.
        barcode.QuietZoneSize = 0;

        // DeskewMode controls the way in which the toolkit handles skewed documents. At the default level (2) 
        // the toolkit will deskew at the main angle of the whole image. If the bar code is at a different angle
        // to the rest of the image then try 3. For more complex images try values from 4 to 6.
        barcode.DeskewMode = 2;

        int nBarCode;

        nBarCode = barcode.ScanBarCode("inputfile.pdf"); // Can be TIF, BMP, JPG or PDF

        // Or load into a byte array and use ScanBarCodeFromByteArray
        // byte[] b = File.ReadAllBytes("inputfile.pdf"); // Can be TIF, BMP, JPG or PDF
        // nBarCode = barcode.ScanBarCodeFromByteArray(b);

        // Or call ScanBarCodeFromStream

        if (nBarCode <= -6)
            Result.Text += "License key error: either an evaluation key has expired or the license key is not valid for processing pdf documents\r\n";
        else if (nBarCode < 0)
            Console.Write("ScanBarCode returned error number ");
            Console.Write("Last Softek Error Number = ");
            Console.Write("Last Windows Error Number = ");
        else if (nBarCode == 0)
            Console.WriteLine("No barcode found on this image");
            for (int i = 1; i <= nBarCode; i++)
                string result;
                result = String.Format("Barcode {0}\r\n", i);
                result += String.Format("Value = {0}\r\n", barcode.GetBarString(i));
                result += String.Format("Type = {0}\r\n", barcode.GetBarStringType(i));
                result += String.Format("Quality Score = {0}/5\r\n", barcode.GetBarStringQualityScore(i));
                int nDirection = barcode.GetBarStringDirection(i);
                if (nDirection == 1)
                    result += "Direction = Left to Right\r\n";
                else if (nDirection == 2)
                    result += "Direction = Top to Bottom\r\n";
                else if (nDirection == 4)
                    result += "Direction = Right to Left\r\n";
                else if (nDirection == 8)
                    result += "Direction = Bottom to Top\r\n";
                int nPage = barcode.GetBarStringPage(i);
                result += String.Format("Page = {0}\r\n", nPage);
                System.Drawing.Rectangle rect = barcode.GetBarStringRect(i);
                result += String.Format("Top Left = ({0},{1})\r\n", rect.X, rect.Y);
                result += String.Format("Bottom Right = ({0},{1})\r\n", rect.X + rect.Width, rect.Y + rect.Height);
                result += "\r\n";
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  • .NETStandard 2.0

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Version Downloads Last updated 189 10/6/2023 478 9/7/2023
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Now uses Pdfium to read from PDF files