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GS1-128 - EAN-128 (UCC)

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GS1-128 is a variable length self-checking symbololgy. GS1-128 is a subset of a more general Code 128 symbology.

Barcode - EAN 128

Refer to the EAN-128 specification for more details.

Add the Bar Code to a Report

  1. Drag the XRBarCode item from the DX.20.2: Report Controls tab and drop it onto the report.

  2. Set the XRBarCode control’s Symbology property to EAN128 (an object of the EAN128Generator type).

  3. Specify common barcode properties and properties specific to EAN-128.

Specific Properties

  • CharacterSet

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

  • FNC1Substitute

    Gets or sets the symbol (or set of symbols) in the bar code’s text that will be replaced with the FNC1 functional character when the bar code’s bars are drawn.

  • HumanReadableText

    Specifies whether or not parentheses should be included in the bar code’s text.

Runtime Example

The following code creates the GS1-128 - EAN-128 (UCC) barcode and specifies its properties.


The complete sample project is available in the following repository:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Drawing.Printing;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using DevExpress.XtraPrinting.BarCode;
using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;
// ...
public XRBarCode CreateGS1128BarCode(string BarCodeText) {
    // Create a bar code control.
    XRBarCode barCode = new XRBarCode();

    // Set the bar code's type to EAN 128.
    barCode.Symbology = new EAN128Generator();

    // Adjust the bar code's main properties.
    barCode.Text = BarCodeText;
    barCode.Width = 400;
    barCode.Height = 100;

    // Adjust the properties specific to the bar code type.
    ((EAN128Generator)barCode.Symbology).CharacterSet = Code128Charset.CharsetB;

    return barCode;

To add the XRBarCode to a report band, handle the report’s BeforePrint event.

using System.Drawing.Printing;
// ...

private void XtraReport1_BeforePrint(object sender, PrintEventArgs e) {