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Upgrading to the new version of RadBarcode

Since the R2 2021 release the RadBarcode has a new and improved version, which will support more features. The older version will be deprecated, however upgrading is easy and this article will walk you through the process.

General Guidelines

This section contains an overview of how you can take advantage of the new barcode. Previously there were multiple classes (RadBarcode11, RadBarcodeQR, RadBarcodeCodebar) each responsible for handling a different type of barcode. The new version only contains one RadBarcode class and you can use its Symbology property in order to specify the type of barcode. The properties that were previously available on the specific barcode class are now available on the Symbology level. Additionally the Text property should be replaced with Value. The next section contains some specific examples demonstrating the upgrade process.

Examples

Example 1 demonstrates how to upgrade the RadBarcode128 class.

Example 1: RadBarcode128 Upgrade

<!-- old version --> 
<telerik:RadBarcode128 Text="CODE 128" ShowChecksum="True" RestrictAspectRatio="False" /> 
 
<!-- new version --> 
<telerik:RadBarcode Value="CODE 128"> 
    <telerik:RadBarcode.Symbology> 
        <telerik:Code128 AutoChecksum="True" SizingMode="Stretch" /> 
    </telerik:RadBarcode.Symbology> 
</telerik:RadBarcode> 
Example 2 demonstrates how to upgrade the RadBarcodeQR class.

Example 2: RadBarcodeQR Upgrade

<!-- old version --> 
<telerik:RadBarcodeQR ApplicationIndicator="App1" 
                                   ECI="None" 
                                   ErrorCorrectionLevel="M" 
                                   FNC1="FNC1FirstPosition" 
                                   Mode="Byte" 
                                   Version="11" 
                                   Text="www.telerik.com"/> 
 
<!-- new version --> 
<telerik:RadBarcode Value="www.telerik.com"> 
    <telerik:RadBarcode.Symbology> 
        <telerik:QRCode ApplicationIndicator="App1" 
                                ECIMode="None" 
                                ErrorCorrectionLevel="L" 
                                FNC1Mode="FirstPosition" 
                                CodeMode="Byte" 
                                Version="11"/> 
    </telerik:RadBarcode.Symbology> 
</telerik:RadBarcode> 
Example 3 demonstrates how to upgrade the RadBarcodePDF417 class.

Example 3: RadBarcodePDF417 Upgrade

<!-- old version --> 
<telerik:RadBarcodePDF417 Columns="5" 
                                           Rows="3" 
                                           EncodingMode="Numeric" 
                                           ErrorCorrectionLevel="4" 
                                           Text="www.telerik.com"/> 
 
<!-- new version --> 
<telerik:RadBarcode Value="www.telerik.com"> 
    <telerik:RadBarcode.Symbology> 
        <telerik:PDF417 Columns="5" 
                                    Rows="3" 
                                    EncodingMode="Numeric" 
                                    ErrorCorrectionLevel="4"/> 
    </telerik:RadBarcode.Symbology> 
</telerik:RadBarcode> 

Newly Supported Formats

The upgraded version of the RadBarcode supports some new barcode types (DataMatrix, EAN128, EAN128A, EAN128B, EAN128C, IntelligentMail, Planet). For more information, check out the Supported Types article.

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