Introduction

Barcode OCX Programmer Reference Guide

Barcode OCX USER'S GUIDE

The Black Ice Barcode SDK/ActiveX is a robust and efficient library of barcoding functions, such as reading/decoding, writing, searching barcodes, and detecting barcode orientation.   The Black Ice Barcode SDK/ActiveX is written to be image toolkit independent, and can be used with any Black Ice imaging toolkit, such as the TIFF SDK/ActiveX, the Image SDK/ActiveX, or the Document Imaging SDK/ActiveX.  It can also be used with any third party imaging platform. 

    

The Black Ice Barcode SDK/ActiveX consists of a set of DLLs and ActiveX controls, allowing developers to use a variety of programming languages including C/C++, VB, Delphi, C#, J#, VB .NET and more.

The Black Ice Barcode SDK/ActiveX provides developers with complete control over every aspect of reading, writing, and decoding barcodes.  The Black Ice Barcode SDK/ActiveX provides functionality to read specific barcode types, or developers can use a single function to read any supported barcode type. 

Since barcodes are often dirty, or otherwise imperfect, all of the Black Ice Barcode SDK/ActiveX reading/decoding functions perform advanced, high level error correction internally to correct these situations.  Additionally, the Black Ice Barcode SDK/ActiveX can read any skewed barcode, since barcodes are rarely ever perfectly horizontal.  Enhanced error correction and the ability to read skewed barcodes ensures developers that they will be able to read and correctly decode any supported barcode types.