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BarcodeWriteOptions Class

Base class for all the barcode write options.
public abstract class BarcodeWriteOptions : BarcodeOptions 
@interface LTBarcodeWriteOptions : LTBarcodeOptions 
public abstract class BarcodeWriteOptions extends BarcodeOptions 
public ref class BarcodeWriteOptions abstract : public BarcodeOptions, System.ICloneable   

The BarcodeWriter class contains the BarcodeWriter.WriteBarcode method which is used to write a barcode to an image. You must create an instance of BarcodeWriter, fill its members with the barcode properties and pass it to this method.

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

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

You can also create an instance of one of the derived BarcodeWriteOptions classes and use it directly in the BarcodeWriter.WriteBarcode method which accepts the options as an input parameter.

The BarcodeWriteOptions contains the following members and features:

Member Description

Controls the barcode foreground color (color of the bars or symbols) to use when writing a barcode to an image.


Controls the barcode background color (color of the spaces) to use when writing a barcode to an image.

BarcodeWriteOptions.Load and BarcodeWriteOptions.Save

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

BarcodeWriteOptions.GetSupportedSymbologies and BarcodeWriteOptions.IsSupportedSymbology

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

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

Write options class Descriptions

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


GS1 DataBar Stacked barcode options. Used when writing GS1DatabarStacked or GS1DatabarExpandedStacked symbologies


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


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


Patch code barcode options. Used when writing PatchCode symbology.


Datamatrix barcode options. Used when writing Datamatrix symbology.


Micro PDF417 barcode options. Used when writing MicroPDF417 symbology.


PDF417 barcode options. Used when writing PDF417 symbology.


QR barcode options. Used when writing QR symbology.


Aztec barcode options. Used when writing Aztec symbology.


Maxi barcode options. Used when writing Maxi symbology.


MicroQR barcode options. Used when writing MicroQR symbology.


PharmaCode barcode options. Used when writing PharmaCode symbology.


This example sets the "Use X Module" option of all supported symbologies to be "true" and then creates TIFF files of all the supported barcodes.

using Leadtools; 
using Leadtools.Codecs; 
using Leadtools.Barcode; 
using Leadtools.ImageProcessing; 
public void BarcodeWriteOptions_Example() 
	// Create a directory to store the images we will create 
	string outDir = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "MyBarcodes"); 
	if (Directory.Exists(outDir)) 
		Directory.Delete(outDir, true); 
	int resolution = 300; 
	// Create a Barcode engine 
	BarcodeEngine engine = new BarcodeEngine(); 
	// Get the Barcode writer 
	BarcodeWriter writer = engine.Writer; 
	// All 1D options have the UseXModule set to false by default, we need to set it to true 
	// so we can calculate the default size. We will change the default options so we can 
	// pass null to CalculateBarcodeDataBounds and WriteBarcode below 
	// For all Standard 1D 
	OneDBarcodeWriteOptions oneDWriteOptions = writer.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.UPCA) as OneDBarcodeWriteOptions; 
	oneDWriteOptions.UseXModule = true; 
	// All GS1 Databar Stacked 
	GS1DatabarStackedBarcodeWriteOptions gs1DatabarStackedWriteOptions = writer.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.GS1DatabarStacked) as GS1DatabarStackedBarcodeWriteOptions; 
	gs1DatabarStackedWriteOptions.UseXModule = true; 
	// Patch Code 
	PatchCodeBarcodeWriteOptions patchCodeWriteOptions = writer.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.PatchCode) as PatchCodeBarcodeWriteOptions; 
	patchCodeWriteOptions.UseXModule = true; 
	// All PostNet/Planet 
	PostNetPlanetBarcodeWriteOptions postNetPlanetWriteOptions = writer.GetDefaultOptions(BarcodeSymbology.PostNet) as PostNetPlanetBarcodeWriteOptions; 
	postNetPlanetWriteOptions.UseXModule = true; 
	// We will use this object to save files 
	using (RasterCodecs codecs = new RasterCodecs()) 
		// Get all the available write symbologies 
		BarcodeSymbology[] symbologies = writer.GetAvailableSymbologies(); 
		foreach (BarcodeSymbology symbology in symbologies) 
			Console.WriteLine("Processing {0}", symbology); 
			// Create the default data for this symbology 
			BarcodeData data = BarcodeData.CreateDefaultBarcodeData(symbology); 
			// Calculate its size with default options 
			writer.CalculateBarcodeDataBounds(LeadRect.Empty, resolution, resolution, data, null); 
			// Create an image to write the data to 
			LeadRect pixels = data.Bounds; 
			using (RasterImage image = RasterImage.Create(pixels.Width, pixels.Height, 1, resolution, RasterColor.FromKnownColor(RasterKnownColor.White))) 
				// Write the barcode with default options 
				writer.WriteBarcode(image, data, null); 
				// Save it 
				string outFileName = Path.Combine(outDir, symbology + ".tif"); 
				codecs.Save(image, outFileName, RasterImageFormat.Tif, 1); 
static class LEAD_VARS 
   public const string ImagesDir = @"C:\LEADTOOLS22\Resources\Images"; 

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