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UPC Supplemental 2

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UPC Supplemental 2 is a 2-digit supplement for the EAN-13 barcode. It is used on magazines, newspapers, and other periodicals to indicate the issue number.

Barcode - UPC Supplemental 2

Refer to the following article for more information: UPC-2.

Add the Bar Code to a Report

  1. Drag the XRBarCode item from the DX.23.2: Report Controls tab and drop it onto the report.

  2. Set the XRBarCode control’s Symbology property to UPCSupplemental2 (an object of the UPCSupplemental2Generator type).

  3. Specify common barcode properties.

Runtime Example

The following code creates the UPC Supplemental 2 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 CreateUPCSupplemental2BarCode(string BarCodeText) {
    // Create a barcode control.
    XRBarCode barCode = new XRBarCode();

    // Set the barcode's type to UPC Supplemental 2.
    barCode.Symbology = new UPCSupplemental2Generator();

    // Adjust the barcode's main properties.
    barCode.Text = BarCodeText;
    barCode.Width = 100;
    barCode.Height = 55;

    return barCode;

The code example below shows how to create a report with the UPC Supplemental 2 barcode:

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

var barCode = CreateUPCSupplemental2BarCode("012345678");

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