Barcode for .NET Reporting Services
How to Generate Barcodes in Reporting Services Using VB.NET
Insert linear & matrix barcode images in SSRS using VB codes
Barcode for .NET Reporting Services is a powerful barcode sdk library DLL which helps you build powerful reports using Windows .NET Framework, Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010. The layout of linear & 2D barcode images could be easily altered by writing VB.NET codes or change relating parameters in the property panel using freeware demo.
KeepAutomation offers source code option, simple barcode generation and configuration example tutorial for developers. This product is designed for .NET vba code application within VB.NET class, which is used for lowercase and uppercase data encoding and suitable for barcode recognition application.
Compatibility & Requirements

Development Environments:

  • Microsoft Visual studio 2005/2008/2010
  • Visual C#, Managed C++ and Borland Delphi for .NET
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0/3.0/3.5/4.0

OS Compatibility:

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Window Server 2003
  • Window Server 2008
Test Environment:
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
  • Visual Basic.NET
1D & 2D Barcode Creation in SSRS Using Visual Basic .NET
Download Demo Package for SSRS:
Download KeepAutomation Barcode Generator Component for Reporting Services and unzip it. Developers can easily get or capture required barcode pictures with sample programming code. And it is allowed to completely export barcode images with various image formats, like png, tiff, jpg, gif, bitmap. And we provide friendly interface for implementers to make settings for image size, human-readable text, characters, etc.

Install & Setup the Barcode DLL:

  1. 1.
    Open the directory: "\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies\".
  2. 2.
    Copy the "KeepAutomation.Barcode.RS2005CRI.dll" and "KeepAutomation.Barcode.RS2005.dll" or "KeepAutomation.Barcode.RS2008CRI.dll" and "KeepAutomation.Barcode.RS2008.dll" to your project folder.
  3. 3.
    Then open the directory: "\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSRS10.MSSQLSERVER\Reporting Services\ReportServer\bin\".
  4. 4.
    Copy the 2005/2008 dlls to the folder based on your requirement.

How to Generate a Barcode Image in Reporting Services

KA.Barcode Generator for SSRS support multiple barcode symbologies including two dimensional barcode QR Code (Quick Response). It automatically calculate and add check digit for linear barcode types. Using KA.Barcode Generator Control is the best way to activate barcode tool, store barcode value.
  1. 1.
    Start Visual Studio and create new "Business Intelligence Projects", then choose "Report Server Project Wizard" template.
  2. 2.
    To choose data source, select "AdventureWorks" in "Connection Properties" form and then click "Next".
  3. 3.
    Create the Query string and input "SELECT CustomerID, TerritoryID, AccountNumber FROM Sales.Customer" to the input box of "Report Wizard" dialog.
  4. 4.
    Choose "Tabular" as report type and then click "Next".
  5. 5.
    Select default setting of "Design the Table", "Choose the Table Style" and "Choose the Deployment Location" then click "Next".
  6. 6.
    Name the report "Barcode in Reporting Services", Click Finish. Display the toolbox, navigate to " KeepAutomation.Barcode.RS2005CRI.dll" and add it as item on toolbox.
  7. 7.
    Add a column to display the barcode images and name it "Barcode", then drag and drop the "LinearBarcodeControl" to the "Barcode" column.
  8. 8.
    Select "BarcodeData" in "Properties" window and change it to =Fields!AccountNumber.Value".
  9. 9.
    Users can preview the report with linear or matrix barcode image by clicking "Preview" tab.