Monday, March 07, 2011

SharePoint Barcode Generation Guide

by Nate Schubert

IDAutomation offers a variety of barcode fonts, components and applications designed to create, display and print barcodes from SharePoint environments, versions 2003 and up. Below are some of the most compatible barcode generation products for SharePoint.

Server-Side Barcode Generation


The ASP Barcode Server Component for IIS allows for easy creation of barcodes in applications that can display a dynamic URL, including SharePoint. This product is compatible with all browsers, and streams high-quality GIF or JPEG barcode images directly to the users browser, without temp files. This product supports generation of popular barcodes like Code 128, Code 39, Intelligent Mail, Data Matrix, QR Code and more.

Hosted Barcode Generation


The IDAutomation Hosted Barcode Generator works in the same was as the ASP Barcode Server for IIS above, but this barcode web service is hosted and managed by IDAutomation with high-performance and fault-tolerant servers in different geographical locations, which all but eliminates downtime. This service is priced annually.

Barcode Streaming in Java


The Java Barcode Packages also allow barcode streaming as a servlet, directly into SharePoint 2003 and up, and supports many barcode types like Code 39, Code 128, PDF417, Data Matrix and more.

Create Barcodes in a Web Application


The JavaScript AJAX Barcode Generator is one of the easiest methods for integrating barcode technology into SharePoint, and required JavaScript to be enabled in the browser itself. This is an excellent component for creating web apps and supports many barcode types such as Code 128, Code 39, Postnet, Data Matrix and others.

There are a variety of different methods for integrating barcodes into SharePoint, and IDAutomation has a solution for just about any integration environment that includes the popular Microsoft technology. Take a look at the SharePoint Barcode Integration Guide for more information, or comment with any specific questions or comments!

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