Barcodes in Visual Basic Script

How to use barcodes in VBScript (Windows Script Host)


You can use ActiveBarcode with VisualBasic-Script (VBS, Windows Script Host) to create barcodes in scripts automatically. Here we show you how simple is it to use ActiveBarcode in VBS.

First make the ActiveBarcode control available in your script:

Dim barcode
Set barcode = WScript.CreateObject("ACTIVEBARCODE.BarcodeCtrl.1")
Now you can use the variable 'barcode' to access the control. Use the Properties of the control to create the barcode you want:
barcode.Typename = "Code128"
barcode.Text = "123456789012"
Then use the 'SaveAsBySize' method to save the barcode in a specific size to an image file:
barcode.SaveAsBySize "beispielbarcode.png",400,200
Click here to download the above example as wsf file.

A very detailed example for a VisualBasicScript application is the console application BarcodeImage. You can use this source code to learn how to use the ActiveBarcode Control in a VBS script or you can use it as a basis for your own script.