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PostNetPlanetBarcodeReadOptions Class

Summary

Contains the extra options to use when reading POSTNET and PLANET barcodes.

Syntax

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

Remarks

The PostNetPlanetBarcodeReadOptions class is used to control the options when reading POSTNET and PLANET barcodes using LEADTOOLS. 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 one of the following:

Change the members of the returned PostNetPlanetBarcodeReadOptions by casting it from BarcodeReadOptions to PostNetPlanetBarcodeReadOptions.

You can also create an instance of the PostNetPlanetBarcodeReadOptions class and use it directly in the BarcodeReader.ReadBarcode and BarcodeReader.ReadBarcodes methods that accept a single or array of options as an input parameter.

The base 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

This class overrides the base class method to return an array containing the following symbologies: BarcodeSymbology.PostNet and BarcodeSymbology.Planet

In addition to the features and members, the PostNetPlanetBarcodeReadOptions contains these POSTNET/PLANET barcodes specific features:

Member Description
SearchDirection

The direction to use when searching for barcodes (horizontal, vertical or both)

Granularity

The number of scanned lines per column to skip when reading a barcode

WhiteLinesNumber

The minimum number of lines of white space above and below the barcode symbol

ReturnCheckDigit

The error check digit is returned as part of the barcode data

Example

This example writes a POSTNET and a PLANET barcodes to an image and then reads them back.

C#
VB
using Leadtools; 
using Leadtools.Codecs; 
using Leadtools.Barcode; 
using Leadtools.ImageProcessing; 
 
public void PostNetPlanetBarcode_Example() 
{ 
   string imageFileName = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "MyPostNetPlanetBarcodes.tif"); 
 
   BarcodeEngine engine = new BarcodeEngine(); 
 
   // Create the image to write the barcodes to 
   int resolution = 300; 
   using (RasterImage image = RasterImage.Create((int)(8.5 * resolution), (int)(11.0 * resolution), 1, resolution, RasterColor.FromKnownColor(RasterKnownColor.White))) 
   { 
      // Write a POSTNET and a PLANET barcodes 
      WriteBarcode(engine.Writer, image, BarcodeSymbology.PostNet, "123456789", new LeadRect(10, 100, 400, 200)); 
      WriteBarcode(engine.Writer, image, BarcodeSymbology.Planet, "12345678901", new LeadRect(10, 500, 400, 200)); 
 
      // Save the image 
      using (RasterCodecs codecs = new RasterCodecs()) 
      { 
         codecs.Save(image, imageFileName, RasterImageFormat.CcittGroup4, 1); 
      } 
   } 
 
   // Now read the barcodes again 
   using (RasterCodecs codecs = new RasterCodecs()) 
   { 
      using (RasterImage image = codecs.Load(imageFileName)) 
      { 
         // Read the POSTNET barcode 
         ReadBarcodes(engine.Reader, image, BarcodeSymbology.PostNet); 
 
         // Read the PLANET barcode 
         ReadBarcodes(engine.Reader, image, BarcodeSymbology.Planet); 
      } 
   } 
} 
 
private void WriteBarcode(BarcodeWriter writer, RasterImage image, BarcodeSymbology symbology, string value, LeadRect bounds) 
{ 
   // Create the barcode data 
   BarcodeData barcode = new BarcodeData(symbology, value); 
   barcode.Bounds = bounds; 
 
   // Set the write options 
   PostNetPlanetBarcodeWriteOptions options = new PostNetPlanetBarcodeWriteOptions(); 
   options.UseXModule = false; 
   options.XModule = 30; 
 
   // Write it 
   Console.WriteLine("Writing {0} barcode with data: {1}", symbology, value); 
   writer.WriteBarcode(image, barcode, options); 
} 
 
private void ReadBarcodes(BarcodeReader reader, RasterImage image, BarcodeSymbology symbology) 
{ 
   // Setup read options 
   PostNetPlanetBarcodeReadOptions options = new PostNetPlanetBarcodeReadOptions(); 
   options.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.Horizontal; 
   options.Granularity = 9; 
   options.WhiteLinesNumber = 3; 
   options.ReturnCheckDigit = BarcodeReturnCheckDigit.Default; 
 
   Console.WriteLine("Reading {0} barcodes", symbology); 
   BarcodeData barcode = reader.ReadBarcode(image, LeadRect.Empty, symbology, options); 
   if (barcode != null) 
   { 
      Console.WriteLine(" At {0}, data: {1}", barcode.Bounds, barcode.Value); 
   } 
   else 
   { 
      Console.WriteLine(" Not found"); 
   } 
} 
 
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 PostNetPlanetBarcode_Example() 
   Dim imageFileName As String = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "MyPostNetPlanetBarcodes.tif") 
 
   Dim engine As New BarcodeEngine() 
 
   ' Create the image to write the barcodes to 
   Dim resolution As Integer = 300 
   Using image As RasterImage = RasterImage.Create(CType(8.5 * resolution, Integer), CType(11.0 * resolution, Integer), 1, resolution, RasterColor.FromKnownColor(RasterKnownColor.White)) 
      ' Write a POSTNET and a PLANET barcodes 
      WriteBarcode(engine.Writer, image, BarcodeSymbology.PostNet, "123456789", New LeadRect(10, 100, 400, 200)) 
      WriteBarcode(engine.Writer, image, BarcodeSymbology.Planet, "12345678901", New LeadRect(10, 500, 400, 200)) 
 
      ' Save the image 
      Using codecs As New RasterCodecs() 
         codecs.Save(image, imageFileName, RasterImageFormat.CcittGroup4, 1) 
      End Using 
   End Using 
 
   ' Now read the barcodes again 
   Using codecs As New RasterCodecs() 
      Using image As RasterImage = codecs.Load(imageFileName) 
         ' Read the POSTNET barcode 
         ReadBarcodes(engine.Reader, image, BarcodeSymbology.PostNet) 
 
         ' Read the PLANET barcode 
         ReadBarcodes(engine.Reader, image, BarcodeSymbology.Planet) 
      End Using 
   End Using 
End Sub 
 
Private Sub WriteBarcode(ByVal writer As BarcodeWriter, ByVal image As RasterImage, ByVal symbology As BarcodeSymbology, ByVal value As String, ByVal bounds As LeadRect) 
   ' Create the barcode data 
   Dim barcode As New BarcodeData(symbology, value) 
   barcode.Bounds = bounds 
 
   ' Set the write options 
   Dim options As New PostNetPlanetBarcodeWriteOptions() 
   options.UseXModule = False 
   options.XModule = 30 
 
   ' Write it 
   Console.WriteLine("Writing {0} barcode with data: {1}", symbology, value) 
   writer.WriteBarcode(image, barcode, options) 
End Sub 
 
Private Sub ReadBarcodes(ByVal reader As BarcodeReader, ByVal image As RasterImage, ByVal symbology As BarcodeSymbology) 
   ' Setup read options 
   Dim options As New PostNetPlanetBarcodeReadOptions() 
   options.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.Horizontal 
   options.Granularity = 9 
   options.WhiteLinesNumber = 3 
   options.ReturnCheckDigit = BarcodeReturnCheckDigit.Default 
 
   Console.WriteLine("Reading {0} barcodes", symbology) 
   Dim barcode As BarcodeData = reader.ReadBarcode(image, LeadRect.Empty, symbology, options) 
   If Not IsNothing(barcode) Then 
      Console.WriteLine(" At {0}, data: {1}", barcode.Bounds, barcode.Value) 
   Else 
      Console.WriteLine(" Not found") 
   End If 
End Sub 
 
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 PostNetPlanetBarcode_Example(RasterImage image, Stream outStream) 
{ 
   BarcodeEngine engine = new BarcodeEngine(); 
 
   // Create the image to write the barcodes to 
   RasterCodecs codecs = new RasterCodecs(); 
 
   // Write a POSTNET and a PLANET barcodes 
   WriteBarcode(engine.Writer, image, BarcodeSymbology.PostNet, "123456789", new LogicalRectangle(10, 100, 400, 200, LogicalUnit.Pixel)); 
   WriteBarcode(engine.Writer, image, BarcodeSymbology.Planet, "12345678901", new LogicalRectangle(10, 500, 400, 200, LogicalUnit.Pixel)); 
 
   // Save the image 
   codecs.Save(image, outStream, RasterImageFormat.CcittGroup4, 1); 
 
   // Now read the barcodes again 
   // Read the POSTNET barcode 
   ReadBarcodes(engine.Reader, image, BarcodeSymbology.PostNet); 
 
   // Read the PLANET barcode 
   ReadBarcodes(engine.Reader, image, BarcodeSymbology.Planet); 
} 
 
private void WriteBarcode(BarcodeWriter writer, RasterImage image, BarcodeSymbology symbology, string value, LogicalRectangle bounds) 
{ 
   // Create the barcode data 
   BarcodeData barcode = new BarcodeData(symbology, value); 
   barcode.Bounds = bounds; 
 
   // Set the write options 
   PostNetPlanetBarcodeWriteOptions options = new PostNetPlanetBarcodeWriteOptions(); 
   options.UseXModule = false; 
   options.XModule = 30; 
 
   // Write it 
   Console.WriteLine("Writing {0} barcode with data: {1}", symbology, value); 
   writer.WriteBarcode(image, barcode, options); 
} 
 
private void ReadBarcodes(BarcodeReader reader, RasterImage image, BarcodeSymbology symbology) 
{ 
   // Setup read options 
   PostNetPlanetBarcodeReadOptions options = new PostNetPlanetBarcodeReadOptions(); 
   options.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.Horizontal; 
   options.Granularity = 9; 
   options.WhiteLinesNumber = 3; 
   options.ReturnCheckDigit = BarcodeReturnCheckDigit.Default; 
 
   Console.WriteLine("Reading {0} barcodes", symbology); 
   BarcodeData barcode = reader.ReadBarcode(image, LogicalRectangle.Empty, symbology, options); 
   if (barcode != null) 
   { 
      Console.WriteLine(" At {0}, data: {1}", barcode.Bounds, barcode.Value); 
   } 
   else 
   { 
      Console.WriteLine(" Not found"); 
   } 
} 
vb[Silverlight VB Example] 
Imports Leadtools 
Imports Leadtools.Codecs 
Imports Leadtools.Forms 
Imports Leadtools.Barcode 
Imports Leadtools.ImageProcessing 
 
Public Sub PostNetPlanetBarcode_Example(ByVal image As RasterImage, ByVal outStream As Stream) 
   Dim engine As BarcodeEngine = New BarcodeEngine() 
 
   ' Create the image to write the barcodes to 
   Dim codecs As RasterCodecs = New RasterCodecs() 
 
   ' Write a POSTNET and a PLANET barcodes 
   WriteBarcode(engine.Writer, image, BarcodeSymbology.PostNet, "123456789", New LogicalRectangle(10, 100, 400, 200, LogicalUnit.Pixel)) 
   WriteBarcode(engine.Writer, image, BarcodeSymbology.Planet, "12345678901", New LogicalRectangle(10, 500, 400, 200, LogicalUnit.Pixel)) 
 
   ' Save the image 
   codecs.Save(image, outStream, RasterImageFormat.CcittGroup4, 1) 
 
   ' Now read the barcodes again 
   ' Read the POSTNET barcode 
   ReadBarcodes(engine.Reader, image, BarcodeSymbology.PostNet) 
 
   ' Read the PLANET barcode 
   ReadBarcodes(engine.Reader, image, BarcodeSymbology.Planet) 
End Sub 
 
Private Sub WriteBarcode(ByVal writer As BarcodeWriter, ByVal image As RasterImage, ByVal symbology As BarcodeSymbology, ByVal value As String, ByVal bounds As LogicalRectangle) 
   ' Create the barcode data 
   Dim barcode As BarcodeData = New BarcodeData(symbology, value) 
   barcode.Bounds = bounds 
 
   ' Set the write options 
   Dim options As PostNetPlanetBarcodeWriteOptions = New PostNetPlanetBarcodeWriteOptions() 
   options.UseXModule = False 
   options.XModule = 30 
 
   ' Write it 
   Console.WriteLine("Writing {0} barcode with data: {1}", symbology, value) 
   writer.WriteBarcode(image, barcode, options) 
End Sub 
 
Private Sub ReadBarcodes(ByVal reader As BarcodeReader, ByVal image As RasterImage, ByVal symbology As BarcodeSymbology) 
   ' Setup read options 
   Dim options As PostNetPlanetBarcodeReadOptions = New PostNetPlanetBarcodeReadOptions() 
   options.SearchDirection = BarcodeSearchDirection.Horizontal 
   options.Granularity = 9 
   options.WhiteLinesNumber = 3 
   options.ReturnCheckDigit = BarcodeReturnCheckDigit.Default 
 
   Console.WriteLine("Reading {0} barcodes", symbology) 
   Dim barcode As BarcodeData = reader.ReadBarcode(image, LogicalRectangle.Empty, symbology, options) 
   If Not barcode Is Nothing Then 
      Console.WriteLine(" At {0}, data: {1}", barcode.Bounds, barcode.Value) 
   Else 
      Console.WriteLine(" Not found") 
   End If 
End Sub 

Requirements

Target Platforms

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