Feature Description

LEADTOOLS provides fast, highly accurate, and reliable MicroPDF417 API to detect, read, and write for .NET (C# & VB), C/C++, WinRT, iOS, macOS, 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

 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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