BarCodeControl.Symbology Property

Gets or sets the symbology (code type) for the bar code and the text.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraEditors

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraEditors.v21.2.dll


public BarCodeGeneratorBase Symbology { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description


A BarCodeGeneratorBase class descendant that defines the symbology for the current BarCodeControl control.


The symbology determines the bar code type including the set of allowed characters. Available bar code types are listed below.

1D Bar Codes

2D Bar Codes


This example illustrates how to use BarCodeControl to display a QR code.


using DevExpress.XtraPrinting.BarCode;
using DevExpress.XtraEditors;

BarCodeControl barCodeControl1 = new BarCodeControl();
barCodeControl1.Parent = this;
barCodeControl1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(150, 150);
barCodeControl1.AutoModule = true;
barCodeControl1.Text = "1234567890";
QRCodeGenerator symb = new QRCodeGenerator();
barCodeControl1.Symbology = symb;

// Adjust the QR barcode's specific properties.
symb.CompactionMode = QRCodeCompactionMode.AlphaNumeric;
symb.ErrorCorrectionLevel = QRCodeErrorCorrectionLevel.H;
symb.Version = QRCodeVersion.AutoVersion;
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