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Generating a Bar Code Image outside WinForms


Product Version Product Author
2023.2.1114 UI for WinForms Dinko Krastev


In this tutorial we will demonstrate how to generate bar code image in a non-Winforms .Net 7 project using Telerik RadBarcodeView for WinForms.


To generate a bar code image in a non-Winforms project, you can follow these steps:

  1. Modify the project file to enable the use of WinForms assemblies by adding the following code:
<Project Sdk="Microsoft.NET.Sdk">


        <PackageReference Include="UI.for.WinForms.AllControls.Net70" Version="2023.3.1114" />

  1. Add the RadBarcodeView control to your code and export it to an image using the following code:
using System.Drawing;
using Telerik.WinControls.UI.Barcode;
using Telerik.WinControls.UI.Barcode.Symbology;

Telerik.WinControls.UI.Barcode.QRCode qrCode1 = new Telerik.WinControls.UI.Barcode.QRCode();
RadBarcodeView radBarcodeView = new RadBarcodeView();
radBarcodeView.BindingContext = new BindingContext();
qrCode1.Version = 1;
radBarcodeView.Symbology = qrCode1;
radBarcodeView.Text = "radBarcodeView1";
radBarcodeView.Value = "1234567";
Form form = new Form();
form.Visible= false;
Image img = radBarcodeView.ExportToImage();
img.Save("TestImage.png", System.Drawing.Imaging.ImageFormat.Png);

Imports System.Drawing
Imports Telerik.WinControls.UI.Barcode
Imports Telerik.WinControls.UI.Barcode.Symbology

Dim qrCode1 As Telerik.WinControls.UI.Barcode.QRCode = New Telerik.WinControls.UI.Barcode.QRCode()
Dim radBarcodeView As RadBarcodeView = New RadBarcodeView()
radBarcodeView.BindingContext = New BindingContext()
qrCode1.Version = 1
radBarcodeView.Symbology = qrCode1
radBarcodeView.Text = "radBarcodeView1"
radBarcodeView.Value = "1234567"
Dim form As Form = New Form()
form.Visible = False
Dim img As Image = radBarcodeView.ExportToImage()
img.Save("TestImage.png", System.Drawing.Imaging.ImageFormat.Png)

Please note that generating images from RadBarcodeView control for WinForms requires the use of WinForms assemblies, and it may not be supported in non-Winforms projects.


  • This solution assumes that you have the necessary references and packages installed.
  • Make sure to replace "TestImage.png" with the desired file name and path for the generated image.

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