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Codabar is a discrete, self-checking symbology used in blood banks, photo labs, and on FedEx air bills.

Barcode - Codabar

Refer to the following article for more details: Codabar.

Add the Bar Code to a Report

  1. Drag the XRBarCode item from the DX.24.1: Report Controls tab and drop it onto the report.

  2. Set the XRBarCode control’s Symbology property to Codabar (an object of the CodabarGenerator type).

  3. Specify common barcode properties and properties specific to Codabar.

Specific Properties

  • StartSymbol

    Gets or sets the first (start) symbol used to code the barcode’s structure.

  • StopSymbol

    Gets or sets the last (stop) symbol used to code the barcode’s structure.

  • WideNarrowRatio

    Gets or sets the density of a barcode’s bars.

Runtime Example

The following code creates the Codabar barcode and specifies its properties:

View Example: How to add a bar code to a report

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Drawing.Printing;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using DevExpress.XtraPrinting.BarCode;
using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;
// ...
public XRBarCode CreateCodabarBarCode(string BarCodeText) {
    // Create a barcode control.
    XRBarCode barCode = new XRBarCode();

    // Set the barcode's type to Codabar
    barCode.Symbology = new CodabarGenerator();

    // Adjust the barcode's main properties.
    barCode.Text = BarCodeText;
    barCode.Width = 300;
    barCode.Height = 100;

    // Adjust the properties specific to the barcode type.
    ((CodabarGenerator)barCode.Symbology).StartSymbol = CodabarStartStopSymbol.C;
    ((CodabarGenerator)barCode.Symbology).StopSymbol = CodabarStartStopSymbol.D;
    ((CodabarGenerator)barCode.Symbology).WideNarrowRatio = 2.5F;

    return barCode;

The code example below shows how to create a report with the Codabar barcode:

using DevExpress.XtraPrinting.BarCode;
using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;

var barCode = CreateCodabarBarCode("0123456789");

var report = new XtraReport() {
    Bands = {
        new DetailBand() {
            Controls = { barCode }