MicroPDF417 SDK Technology

LEADTOOLS provides fast, highly accurate, and reliable MicroPDF417 API to detect, read, and write for .NET (C# & VB, Core, Xamarin, UWP), C/C++, iOS, macOS, Linux, Java, and web developers. LEADTOOLS award-winning libraries help programmers create amazing applications that feature MicroPDF417 in record time.

MicroPDF417 is a 2D barcode based on PDF417. It is designed to encode a moderate amount of data into a very compact symbol. MicroPDF417 offers more data storage than linear (1D) barcodes—up to 150 binary, 250 alphanumeric, or 366 numeric digits—and includes an Error Correction Code (ECC) to ensure error-free reading even when a symbol is partially lost or destroyed. MicroPDF417 can be used in conjunction with GS1 linear barcodes to create composite barcodes.

Overview of LEADTOOLS MicroPDF417 SDK Technology

MicroPDF417 barcode
  • Uses Error Correction Code (ECC) to reconstruct damaged barcode symbols
  • Store up to 150 byte, 250 alphanumeric, or 366 numeric digits in one MicroPDF417 barcode
  • Code 128 emulation returns the data as if it were encoded as a Code 128 symbol
  • Can be combined with various 1D barcodes to create composite barcodes

 Composite MicroPDF417 Barcodes

MicroPDF417 can be used in conjunction with various linear 1D barcode symbols to create GS1 Composite Code A (CC-A) and Composite Code B (CC-B) barcodes. A GS1 Composite barcode is a group of two barcodes: one linear and one 2-dimensional. The linear barcode symbol can be an EAN8, EAN13, UPC-A, UPC-E, GS1-128, or GS1 DataBar and usually contains the primary data, while the 2D barcode contains related supplementary data such as expiration date and product weight. CC-A can encode up to 56 digits of alphanumeric data, and CC-B can encode up to 338 digits.

LEADTOOLS also supports Composite Code C (CC-C) barcodes, which utilize GS1-128 and PDF417 barcodes.

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White Papers Written About MicroPDF417

  • Choosing the Right Barcode for Your Application

    For many of us, a day hardly goes by without seeing a barcode. For software developers, this creates immense opportunities to create software that handles both the encoding and decoding of barcodes. How does a developer or project manager get started on their path to success? When you boil it down, there are two primary questions you should ask: Which barcodes should I use? How will I use them? This white paper will help clear the muddied waters surrounding both of these questions by detailing several of the most popular barcodes and how programmers can use the award winning imaging SDK technology in LEADTOOLS to quickly and easily develop their application.

Demo Applications that Include MicroPDF417

HTML5/JavaScript Barcode Reader

Uses HTML5 and JavaScript to demonstrate our barcode technology reading 34 different barcode symbologies in various test and real-world images.

WinForms Barcode

Demonstrates LEADTOOLS Barcode technology in a WinForms application. This demo reads and writes more than 34 barcode symbologies. Images can be loaded and saved in more than 150 image formats or scanned from any connected TWAIN device.

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MicroPDF417 Barcode

MicroPDF417 Barcode

LEADTOOLS SDK Products that Include MicroPDF417

LEADTOOLS Barcode Pro v20

LEADTOOLS Barcode Pro includes everything developers need to detect, read, and write over 100 different 1D and 2D barcode types and sub-types such as UPC, EAN, Code 128, QR Code, Data Matrix, and PDF417. By building upon the award-winning LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro features, including 150+ image formats, image compression, image processing, image viewers, imaging common dialogs, 200+ display effects, TWAIN and WIA scanning, screen capture, and printing, LEADTOOLS Barcode Pro is one of the best values on the market for barcode imaging technology.

LEADTOOLS Pro Suite v20

LEADTOOLS Pro Suite is a an extensive bundle in the LEADTOOLS Pro line of SDKs and includes HTML5 Zero-footprint image viewers, barcode detect/read/write, advanced PDF read/write/view/edit, 150+ image formats, image compression, image processing, image viewers, imaging common dialogs, 200+ display effects, TWAIN and WIA scanning, screen capture, and printing. Developers using LEADTOOLS Pro Suite can develop robust imaging applications and solutions at a fraction of the cost of similar feature sets found elsewhere on the market.

LEADTOOLS Document Imaging v20

Develop powerful document imaging applications with LEADTOOLS Document Imaging. Features include PDF viewing and editing, comprehensive image annotating, specialized bitonal image displaying, and image processing. Other features include performance and memory optimizations for bitonal images, document image cleanup, including inverted text, border, hole-punch, and line removal, and scanning with LEADTOOLS Fast TWAIN and WIA.

LEADTOOLS Recognition v20

The LEADTOOLS Recognition Imaging SDK is a handpicked collection of LEADTOOLS SDK features designed to build end-to-end document imaging applications within enterprise-level document automation solutions that require OCR, MICR, OMR, barcode, forms recognition and processing, PDF, print capture, archival, annotation, and image viewing functionality. This powerful set of tools utilizes LEAD's award-winning image processing technology to intelligently identify document features that can be used to recognize and extract data from any type of scanned or faxed form image.

LEADTOOLS Document Imaging Suite v20

The LEADTOOLS Document Imaging Suite SDK is a comprehensive collection of LEADTOOLS SDK features designed to build end-to-end document imaging solutions that require OCR, MICR, OMR, ICR, barcode, forms recognition and processing, PDF, HTML5 Zero-footprint viewing, conversion, print, capture, archival, annotation, and image viewing functionality. This powerful set of tools utilizes LEAD's award-winning image processing technology to intelligently identify document features that can be used to recognize and extract data from any type of scanned or faxed form image.

LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging v20

Develop powerful Medical Imaging applications with the LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging SDK. Features include comprehensive DICOM data set support, 8-16 bit extended grayscale image support, image annotation, specialized extended grayscale image display such as window level and LUT processing, and medical-specific image processing. Other features include lossless JPEG compression, and signed and unsigned image data processing.

LEADTOOLS PACS Imaging v20

Develop robust DICOM PACS applications with LEADTOOLS PACS Imaging. Features include Medical Web Viewer Framework, high and low-level PACS SCP and SCU functions and controls, secure PACS communication, comprehensive DICOM data set support, image annotation, extended grayscale image display such as window level and LUT processing, and specialized medical image processing. Other features include lossless JPEG compression, JPIP, MRTI, and signed and unsigned image data processing.

LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging Suite v20

Develop powerful PACS and Medical imaging applications with LEADTOOLS Medical Imaging Suite. Features include LEAD's Zero-footprint HTML5 DICOM Viewer, Medical Web Viewer Framework, Medical 3D, DICOM Multimedia codecs, high and low-level PACS SCP and SCU functions and controls, secure PACS communication, Print to PACS, comprehensive DICOM data set support, image annotation, extended grayscale image display such as window level and LUT processing, DICOM Hanging Protocol, and specialized medical image processing. Other features include lossless JPEG compression, JPIP, and signed and unsigned image data processing.