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BarcodeReadOptions Class

Summary

Base class for all the barcode read options.

Syntax

C#
VB
Java
Objective-C
C++
[SerializableAttribute()] 
public abstract class BarcodeReadOptions : BarcodeOptions 
<TypeConverterAttribute()> 
<SerializableAttribute()> 
Public MustInherit Class BarcodeReadOptions  
   Inherits Leadtools.Barcode.BarcodeOptions 
   Implements System.ICloneable  
@interface LTBarcodeReadOptions : LTBarcodeOptions 
public abstract class BarcodeReadOptions extends BarcodeOptions 
[TypeConverterAttribute()] 
[SerializableAttribute()] 
public ref class BarcodeReadOptions abstract : public Leadtools.Barcode.BarcodeOptions, System.ICloneable   

Remarks

The BarcodeReader class contains multiple methods to read a single or multiple barcodes from an image ( Refer to the BarcodeReader.ReadBarcode and BarcodeReader.ReadBarcodes methods). For each barcode found, BarcodeReader will return an instance of BarcodeData populated with the data found in the barcode.

The BarcodeReadOptions class and its derived types is used to control the options used when reading a barcode using LEADTOOLS. You can set the options in two ways:

The BarcodeReader class contains default options for each barcode symbology (or group of common symbologies). These options can be retrieved using the BarcodeReader.GetDefaultOptions method passing the symbology of interest. You can then change the members of the returned BarcodeReadOptions (or after casting it to the appropriate derived class).

You can also create an instance of one of the derived BarcodeReadOptions classes and use it directly in the BarcodeReader.ReadBarcode and BarcodeReader.ReadBarcodes methods that accepts a single or array of options as an input parameter.

The BarcodeReadOptions contains the following members and features:

Member Description
BarcodeReadOptions.ForeColor

Controls the barcode foreground color (color of the bars or symbols) to use when reading a barcode from a colored image.

BarcodeReadOptions.BackColor

Controls the barcode background color (color of the spaces) to use when reading a barcode from a colored image.

BarcodeReadOptions.Load and BarcodeReadOptions.Save

Can be used to save or load the options to/from an XML file or stream.

BarcodeReadOptions.GetSupportedSymbologies and BarcodeReadOptions.IsSupportedSymbology

Can be used to get all the BarcodeSymbology's supported by this BarcodeReadOptions type or to check when a particular symbology is supported.

BarcodeReadOptions is an abstract class and cannot be created directly, instead create one of the these derived classes:

Read options class Descriptions
OneDBarcodeReadOptions

Standard 1D linear barcode options. Used when reading any of the following symbologies: EAN13, EAN8, UPCA, UPCE, Code3Of9, Code128, CodeInterleaved2Of5, Codabar, UCCEAN128, Code93, EANEXT5, EANEXT2, MSI, Code11, CodeStandard2Of5, GS1Databar, GS1DatabarLimited or GS1DatabarExpanded

GS1DatabarStackedBarcodeReadOptions

GS1 Databar stacked barcode options. Used when reading GS1DatabarStacked or GS1DatabarExpandedStacked symbologies

FourStateBarcodeReadOptions

4-State barcode options. Used when reading AustralianPost4State, RoyalMail4State or USPS4State symbologies

PostNetPlanetBarcodeReadOptions

POSTNET/Planet barcode options. Used when reading PostNet or Planet symbologies

PatchCodeBarcodeReadOptions

Patch code barcode options. Used when reading PatchCode symbology.

DatamatrixBarcodeReadOptions

Datamatrix barcode options. Used when reading Datamatrix symbology.

MicroPDF417BarcodeReadOptions

Micro PDF417 barcode options. Used when reading MicroPDF417 symbology.

PDF417BarcodeReadOptions

PDF417 barcode options. Used when reading PDF417 symbology.

QRBarcodeReadOptions

QR barcode options. Used when reading QR symbology.

AztecBarcodeReadOptions

Aztec barcode options. Used when reading Aztec symbology.

MaxiBarcodeReadOptions

Maxi barcode options. Used when reading Maxi symbology.

MicroQRBarcodeReadOptions

MicroQR barcode options. Used when reading MicroQR symbology.

PharmaCodeBarcodeReadOptions

PharmaCode barcode options. Used when reading PharmaCode symbology.

Example

This example sets the default barcode search options of all supported symbologies to be "Horizontal and Vertical" and then reads the barcodes from a rotated image.

C#
VB
using Leadtools; 
using Leadtools.Codecs; 
using Leadtools.Barcode; 
using Leadtools.ImageProcessing; 
 
public void BarcodeReadOptions_Example() 
{ 
   string imageFileName = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "Barcode1.tif"); 
 
   // Create a Barcode engine 
   BarcodeEngine engine = new BarcodeEngine(); 
 
   // Get the Barcode reader instance 
   BarcodeReader reader = engine.Reader; 
 
   // Load the image 
   using (RasterCodecs codecs = new RasterCodecs()) 
   { 
      using (RasterImage image = codecs.Load(imageFileName, 0, CodecsLoadByteOrder.BgrOrGray, 1, 1)) 
      { 
         // Rotate the image by 90, so default option of reading horizontal barcodes will not work 
         Console.WriteLine("Rotating the image by 90 degrees"); 
         RotateCommand rotate = new RotateCommand(90 * 100, RotateCommandFlags.Resize, RasterColor.FromKnownColor(RasterKnownColor.White)); 
         rotate.Run(image); 
 
         // Read all the barcodes from the image using default options 
         Console.WriteLine("Reading barcodes using default options"); 
         BarcodeData[] barcodes = reader.ReadBarcodes(image, LeadRect.Empty, 0, null, null); 
 
         // Show the number of barcodes found, should be 0 since default search direction is horizontal 
         Console.WriteLine("Found {0} barcodes", barcodes.Length); 
 
         // Now create options to read barcodes horizontally and vertically 
         BarcodeReadOptions[] options = GetHorizontalAndVerticalReadBarcodeOptions(reader); 
 
         // Read again 
         Console.WriteLine("Reading barcodes using new options"); 
         barcodes = reader.ReadBarcodes(image, LeadRect.Empty, 0, null, options); 
 
         // Show the number of barcodes found, should all be read now 
         Console.WriteLine("Found {0} barcodes", barcodes.Length); 
      } 
   } 
} 
 
private static BarcodeReadOptions[] GetHorizontalAndVerticalReadBarcodeOptions(BarcodeReader reader) 
{ 
   // By default, the options read horizontal barcodes only, create an array of options capable of reading vertical barcodes 
 
   // Notice, we cloned the default options in reader so we will not change the original options 
 
   OneDBarcodeReadOptions oneDReadOptions = reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.UPCA).Clone() as OneDBarcodeReadOptions; 
   oneDReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical; 
 
   FourStateBarcodeReadOptions fourStateReadOptions = reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.USPS4State).Clone() as FourStateBarcodeReadOptions; 
   fourStateReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical; 
 
   PostNetPlanetBarcodeReadOptions postNetPlanetReadOptions = reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.PostNet).Clone() as PostNetPlanetBarcodeReadOptions; 
   postNetPlanetReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical; 
 
   GS1DatabarStackedBarcodeReadOptions gs1StackedReadOptions = reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.GS1DatabarStacked).Clone() as GS1DatabarStackedBarcodeReadOptions; 
   gs1StackedReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical; 
 
   PatchCodeBarcodeReadOptions patchCodeReadOptions = reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.PatchCode).Clone() as PatchCodeBarcodeReadOptions; 
   patchCodeReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical; 
 
   PDF417BarcodeReadOptions pdf417ReadOptions = reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.PDF417).Clone() as PDF417BarcodeReadOptions; 
   pdf417ReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical; 
 
   MicroPDF417BarcodeReadOptions microPdf417ReadOptions = reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.MicroPDF417).Clone() as MicroPDF417BarcodeReadOptions; 
   microPdf417ReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical; 
 
   // Even though this array will not contain all options, it should be enough to read all barcodes, since the version of ReadBarcodes we will use 
   // will use the default options if an override is not passed 
   BarcodeReadOptions[] readOptions = 
   { 
      oneDReadOptions, fourStateReadOptions, postNetPlanetReadOptions, gs1StackedReadOptions, patchCodeReadOptions, pdf417ReadOptions, microPdf417ReadOptions 
   }; 
 
   return readOptions; 
} 
 
static class LEAD_VARS 
{ 
   public const string ImagesDir = @"C:\Users\Public\Documents\LEADTOOLS Images"; 
} 
Imports Leadtools 
Imports Leadtools.Codecs 
Imports Leadtools.Barcode 
Imports Leadtools.ImageProcessing 
 
Public Sub BarcodeReadOptions_Example() 
   Dim imageFileName As String = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "Barcode1.tif") 
 
   ' Create a Barcode engine 
   Dim engine As New BarcodeEngine() 
 
   ' Get the Barcode reader instance 
   Dim reader As BarcodeReader = engine.Reader 
 
   ' Load the image 
   Using codecs As New RasterCodecs() 
      Using image As RasterImage = codecs.Load(imageFileName, 0, CodecsLoadByteOrder.BgrOrGray, 1, 1) 
         ' Rotate the image by 90, so default option of reading horizonal barcodes will not work 
         Console.WriteLine("Rotating the image by 90 degrees") 
         Dim rotate As New RotateCommand(90 * 100, RotateCommandFlags.Resize, RasterColor.FromKnownColor(RasterKnownColor.White)) 
         rotate.Run(image) 
 
         ' Read all the barcodes from the image using default options 
         Console.WriteLine("Reading barcodes using default options") 
         Dim barcodes() As BarcodeData = reader.ReadBarcodes(image, LeadRect.Empty, 0, Nothing, Nothing) 
 
         ' Show the number of barcodes found, should be 0 since default search direction is horizontal 
         Console.WriteLine("Found {0} barcodes", barcodes.Length) 
 
         ' Now create options to read barcodes horizontally and vertically 
         Dim options() As BarcodeReadOptions = GetHorizontalAndVerticalReadBarcodeOptions(reader) 
 
         ' Read again 
         Console.WriteLine("Reading barcodes using new options") 
         barcodes = reader.ReadBarcodes(image, LeadRect.Empty, 0, Nothing, options) 
 
         ' Show the number of barcodes found, should all be read now 
         Console.WriteLine("Found {0} barcodes", barcodes.Length) 
      End Using 
   End Using 
End Sub 
 
Private Shared Function GetHorizontalAndVerticalReadBarcodeOptions(ByVal reader As BarcodeReader) As BarcodeReadOptions() 
   ' By default, the options read horizontal barcodes only, create an array of options capable of reading vertical barcodes 
 
   ' Notice, we cloned the default options in reader so we will not change the original options 
 
   Dim oneDReadOptions As OneDBarcodeReadOptions = DirectCast(reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.UPCA).Clone(), OneDBarcodeReadOptions) 
   oneDReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical 
 
   Dim fourStateReadOptions As FourStateBarcodeReadOptions = DirectCast(reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.USPS4State).Clone(), FourStateBarcodeReadOptions) 
   fourStateReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical 
 
   Dim postNetPlanetReadOptions As PostNetPlanetBarcodeReadOptions = DirectCast(reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.PostNet).Clone(), PostNetPlanetBarcodeReadOptions) 
   postNetPlanetReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical 
 
   Dim gs1StackedReadOptions As GS1DatabarStackedBarcodeReadOptions = DirectCast(reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.GS1DatabarStacked).Clone(), GS1DatabarStackedBarcodeReadOptions) 
   gs1StackedReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical 
 
   Dim patchCodeReadOptions As PatchCodeBarcodeReadOptions = DirectCast(reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.PatchCode).Clone(), PatchCodeBarcodeReadOptions) 
   patchCodeReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical 
 
   Dim pdf417ReadOptions As PDF417BarcodeReadOptions = DirectCast(reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.PDF417).Clone(), PDF417BarcodeReadOptions) 
   pdf417ReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical 
 
   Dim microPdf417ReadOptions As MicroPDF417BarcodeReadOptions = DirectCast(reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.MicroPDF417).Clone(), MicroPDF417BarcodeReadOptions) 
   microPdf417ReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical 
 
   ' Even though this array will not contain all options, it should be enough to read all barcodes, since the version of ReadBarcodes we will use 
   ' will use the default options if an overriden is not passed 
   Dim readOptions() As BarcodeReadOptions = 
   { 
      oneDReadOptions, fourStateReadOptions, postNetPlanetReadOptions, gs1StackedReadOptions, patchCodeReadOptions, pdf417ReadOptions, microPdf417ReadOptions 
   } 
 
   Return readOptions 
End Function 
 
Public NotInheritable Class LEAD_VARS 
   Public Const ImagesDir As String = "C:\Users\Public\Documents\LEADTOOLS Images" 
End Class 
c#[Silverlight C# Example] 
using Leadtools; 
using Leadtools.Codecs; 
using Leadtools.Forms; 
using Leadtools.Barcode; 
using Leadtools.ImageProcessing; 
using Leadtools.Examples; 
 
public void BarcodeReadOptions_Example(RasterImage image) 
{ 
   // Create a Barcode engine 
   BarcodeEngine engine = new BarcodeEngine(); 
 
   // Get the Barcode reader instance 
   BarcodeReader reader = engine.Reader; 
 
   // Load the image 
   RasterCodecs codecs = new RasterCodecs(); 
 
   // Rotate the image by 90, so default option of reading horizonal barcodes will not work 
   Console.WriteLine("Rotating the image by 90 degrees"); 
   RotateCommand rotate = new RotateCommand(90 * 100, RotateCommandFlags.Resize, RasterColor.FromKnownColor(RasterKnownColor.White)); 
   rotate.Run(image); 
 
   // Read all the barcodes from the image using default options 
   Console.WriteLine("Reading barcodes using default options"); 
   BarcodeData[] barcodes = reader.ReadBarcodes(image, LogicalRectangle.Empty, 0, null, null); 
 
   // Show the number of barcodes found, should be 0 since default search direction is horizontal 
   Console.WriteLine("Found {0} barcodes", barcodes.Length); 
 
   // Now create options to read barcodes horizontally and vertically 
   BarcodeReadOptions[] options = GetHorizontalAndVerticalReadBarcodeOptions(reader); 
 
   // Read again 
   Console.WriteLine("Reading barcodes using new options"); 
   barcodes = reader.ReadBarcodes(image, LogicalRectangle.Empty, 0, null, options); 
 
   // Show the number of barcodes found, should all be read now 
   Console.WriteLine("Found {0} barcodes", barcodes.Length); 
} 
 
private static BarcodeReadOptions[] GetHorizontalAndVerticalReadBarcodeOptions(BarcodeReader reader) 
{ 
   // By default, the options read horizontal barcodes only, create an array of options capable of reading vertical barcodes 
 
   // Notice, we cloned the default options in reader so we will not change the original options 
 
   OneDBarcodeReadOptions oneDReadOptions = reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.UPCA).Clone() as OneDBarcodeReadOptions; 
   oneDReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical; 
 
   FourStateBarcodeReadOptions fourStateReadOptions = reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.USPS4State).Clone() as FourStateBarcodeReadOptions; 
   fourStateReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical; 
 
   PostNetPlanetBarcodeReadOptions postNetPlanetReadOptions = reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.PostNet).Clone() as PostNetPlanetBarcodeReadOptions; 
   postNetPlanetReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical; 
 
   GS1DatabarStackedBarcodeReadOptions gs1StackedReadOptions = reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.GS1DatabarStacked).Clone() as GS1DatabarStackedBarcodeReadOptions; 
   gs1StackedReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical; 
 
   PatchCodeBarcodeReadOptions patchCodeReadOptions = reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.PatchCode).Clone() as PatchCodeBarcodeReadOptions; 
   patchCodeReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical; 
 
   PDF417BarcodeReadOptions pdf417ReadOptions = reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.PDF417).Clone() as PDF417BarcodeReadOptions; 
   pdf417ReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical; 
 
   MicroPDF417BarcodeReadOptions microPdf417ReadOptions = reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.MicroPDF417).Clone() as MicroPDF417BarcodeReadOptions; 
   microPdf417ReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical; 
 
   // Even though this array will not contain all options, it should be enough to read all barcodes, since the version of ReadBarcodes we will use 
   // will use the default options if an overriden is not passed 
   BarcodeReadOptions[] readOptions = 
   { 
      oneDReadOptions, fourStateReadOptions, postNetPlanetReadOptions, gs1StackedReadOptions, patchCodeReadOptions, pdf417ReadOptions, microPdf417ReadOptions 
   }; 
 
   return readOptions; 
} 
vb[Silverlight VB Example] 
Imports Leadtools 
Imports Leadtools.Codecs 
Imports Leadtools.Forms 
Imports Leadtools.Barcode 
Imports Leadtools.ImageProcessing 
Imports Leadtools.ImageProcessing.Color 
 
Public Sub BarcodeReadOptions_Example(ByVal image As RasterImage) 
   ' Create a Barcode engine 
   Dim engine As BarcodeEngine = New BarcodeEngine() 
 
   ' Get the Barcode reader instance 
   Dim reader As BarcodeReader = engine.Reader 
 
   ' Load the image 
   Dim codecs As RasterCodecs = New RasterCodecs() 
 
   ' Rotate the image by 90, so default option of reading horizonal barcodes will not work 
   Console.WriteLine("Rotating the image by 90 degrees") 
   Dim rotate As RotateCommand = New RotateCommand(90 * 100, RotateCommandFlags.Resize, RasterColor.FromKnownColor(RasterKnownColor.White)) 
   rotate.Run(image) 
 
   ' Read all the barcodes from the image using default options 
   Console.WriteLine("Reading barcodes using default options") 
   Dim barcodes As BarcodeData() = reader.ReadBarcodes(image, LogicalRectangle.Empty, 0, Nothing, Nothing) 
 
   ' Show the number of barcodes found, should be 0 since default search direction is horizontal 
   Console.WriteLine("Found {0} barcodes", barcodes.Length) 
 
   ' Now create options to read barcodes horizontally and vertically 
   Dim options As BarcodeReadOptions() = GetHorizontalAndVerticalReadBarcodeOptions(reader) 
 
   ' Read again 
   Console.WriteLine("Reading barcodes using new options") 
   barcodes = reader.ReadBarcodes(image, LogicalRectangle.Empty, 0, Nothing, options) 
 
   ' Show the number of barcodes found, should all be read now 
   Console.WriteLine("Found {0} barcodes", barcodes.Length) 
End Sub 
 
Private Shared Function GetHorizontalAndVerticalReadBarcodeOptions(ByVal reader As BarcodeReader) As BarcodeReadOptions() 
   ' By default, the options read horizontal barcodes only, create an array of options capable of reading vertical barcodes 
 
   ' Notice, we cloned the default options in reader so we will not change the original options 
 
   Dim oneDReadOptions As OneDBarcodeReadOptions = TryCast(reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.UPCA).Clone(), OneDBarcodeReadOptions) 
   oneDReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical 
 
   Dim fourStateReadOptions As FourStateBarcodeReadOptions = TryCast(reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.USPS4State).Clone(), FourStateBarcodeReadOptions) 
   fourStateReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical 
 
   Dim postNetPlanetReadOptions As PostNetPlanetBarcodeReadOptions = TryCast(reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.PostNet).Clone(), PostNetPlanetBarcodeReadOptions) 
   postNetPlanetReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical 
 
   Dim gs1StackedReadOptions As GS1DatabarStackedBarcodeReadOptions = TryCast(reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.GS1DatabarStacked).Clone(), GS1DatabarStackedBarcodeReadOptions) 
   gs1StackedReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical 
 
   Dim patchCodeReadOptions As PatchCodeBarcodeReadOptions = TryCast(reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.PatchCode).Clone(), PatchCodeBarcodeReadOptions) 
   patchCodeReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical 
 
   Dim pdf417ReadOptions As PDF417BarcodeReadOptions = TryCast(reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.PDF417).Clone(), PDF417BarcodeReadOptions) 
   pdf417ReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical 
 
   Dim microPdf417ReadOptions As MicroPDF417BarcodeReadOptions = TryCast(reader.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.MicroPDF417).Clone(), MicroPDF417BarcodeReadOptions) 
   microPdf417ReadOptions.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.HorizontalAndVertical 
 
   ' Even though this array will not contain all options, it should be enough to read all barcodes, since the version of ReadBarcodes we will use 
   ' will use the default options if an overriden is not passed 
   Dim readOptions As BarcodeReadOptions() = {oneDReadOptions, fourStateReadOptions, postNetPlanetReadOptions, gs1StackedReadOptions, patchCodeReadOptions, pdf417ReadOptions, microPdf417ReadOptions} 
 
   Return readOptions 
End Function 

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Target Platforms

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