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Code128Generator.CharacterSet Property

Gets or sets the character set type for the bar code.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraPrinting.BarCode

Assembly: DevExpress.Printing.v22.2.Core.dll

NuGet Packages: DevExpress.Printing.Core, DevExpress.Win.Dashboard.Design


public virtual Code128Charset CharacterSet { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
Code128Charset CharsetA

A Code128Charset enumeration value, specifying a character set to be used.

Available values:

Name Description

Includes ASCII characters 00 to 95 (0-9, A-Z and control codes), special characters and FNC 1 (code that is used for special purposes).


Includes ASCII characters 32 to 127 (0–9, A–Z, a–z), special characters, and FNC 1 (code that is used for special purposes).


Includes ASCII digit strings (00-99) and FNC 1 (code that is used for special purposes).


Uses A, B and C character sets and switches between them automatically according to bar code text.


Use the CharacterSet property to specify the set of symbols which can be used when setting the XRControl.Text property of a Code 128 bar code. If the characters specified in the Text property are not allowed by the character set, the bar code will display the following error.

Barcode - Using Barcodes 4


To avoid this message appearing for any sequences of chars, set the CharacterSet property’s value to Code128Charset.CharsetAuto. In this case, the char sequence is coded using all three character sets, and it switches between them automatically when required.

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