Property dialog

Access the properties of the barcode object via the GUI:


General Set the barcode type, the barcode text and the rotation.
Fonts Set the font for the human readable line.
Colors Set the fore- and the backround color of the barcode.
Layout Setting the layout of the barcode, e.g. borders aka quiet zones.

General

Screenshot The General page of the property dialog sets the following properties:

Text:
Here you enter the text to be encoded in the barcode.

Demo Text:
If you push this button, a valid demo text for the current selected barcode type will be generated automatically.

Show Text:
If you swith this checkbox on, the human readable line will be created. If it's off, the human readable line will not be shown in the barcode control.

Type:
Here you can select the barcode type. ActiveBarcode currently supports many different barcodes types, like QR Code, GS1/EAN-128, Data Matrix, GTIN/EAN-13, Code 39, GS1-Data Matrix, Code 128, PDF417, DUN-14, EAN-8, EAN-14, EAN-18, ISBN, ITF-14, NVE, PZN8, SCC-14, SSCC-18, ...

Rotate:
You set the orientation/rotation of the barcode in degreess (0, 90, 180, 270).

Fonts

Screenshot The Fonts page of the property dialog sets the following properties:

Font:
Select the font for the human readable line. You should prefer to use TrueType fonts to avoid problems when rotating the barcode.

Font Style:
Select attributes for your font e.g. bold, italic, ..

Size:
Select the size of the font.

Effects:
You can use additional effects for the font here.

Colors

Screenshot The Colors page of the property dialog sets the following properties:

Property Name:
Select BackColor or ForeColor to choose what you want to edit.

System color:
Not used.

Layout

Screenshot The Layout page of the property dialog sets the following properties:

Alignment:
Alignment sets the alignment of the barcode inside the control.

Borderheight:
BorderHeight sets the height of the border above and under the barcode in pixels.

Borderwidth:
BorderWidth sets the width of the border on the left and the right of the barcode in pixels.

The border is painted in the current background color.

NotchHeightInPercent:
Sets the length of the notches in percent.