thanks to Luis Maria Guayan and Guillermo Carrero from the spanish speaking community, now we have a brand new freeware and open source project for VFP.
Foxbarcode is a 100% visual foxpro class that provides a tool for generating images with different bar code symbologies to be used in vfp forms and reports, or exported to other applications.
you can learn more about the class foxbarcode and download freely from http://sites.google.com/site/foxbarcode
foxbarcode is still in beta, but it is 100% functional. the most important barcodes are already available, and they're already working on new ones.
instead of using some truetype fonts to generate the barcodes, they are using gdi+, with the gpimage2 class (an old super light weight wrapper class for gdi+, originally created by alexander golovlev and enhanced by me). using gpimage2, they managed to provide backwards compatibility for even vfp6 users !
please check this out!
the project is outstanding, and even the sample form is brilliant! very good looking and functional.
the samples provided bring solutions to some real situations. even a bar code builder is available.
picture 1: demo form
picture 2: report sample: employees cards
picture 3: barcode types
now see how simple it is for you to generate your own barcodes:
- run the samples form
- play with it, changing the controls available information
- click at the "builder script" button
- copy and paste the generated code
picture 4: barcode builder
please help them testing and providing feedback, so that they'll be able to improve it even more.
hopefully this will become a vfpx project.
here's an english translation, from luis maria's blog
thanks a lot luis maria and guillermo !
I'm planning to use this tool right away !