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How to export results to xml, csv, TXT in C# using ByteScout BarCode Reader SDK

How to export results to xml, csv, TXT in C#

The documentation is designed to help you to implement the features on your side. ByteScout BarCode Reader SDK is the barcode decoder with support for code 39, code 128, QR Code, Datamatrix, GS1, PDF417 and all other popular barcodes. Can read barcodes from images, pdf, tiff documents and live web camera. Supports noisy and damaged documents, can split and merge pdf and tiff documents based on barcodes. Can export barcode decoder results to XML, JSON, CSV and into custom data structures. It can export results to xml, csv, TXT in C#.

C# code samples for C# developers help to speed up coding of your application when using ByteScout BarCode Reader SDK. Follow the instructions from the scratch to work and copy the C# code. Implementing C# application typically includes multiple stages of the software development so even if the functionality works please test it with your data and the production environment.

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ExportResults.NETCore.csproj
      
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Project Sdk="Microsoft.NET.Sdk"> <PropertyGroup> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <TargetFramework>netcoreapp2.0</TargetFramework> <EnableDefaultCompileItems>false</EnableDefaultCompileItems> <GenerateAssemblyCompanyAttribute>false</GenerateAssemblyCompanyAttribute> <GenerateAssemblyConfigurationAttribute>false</GenerateAssemblyConfigurationAttribute> <GenerateAssemblyFileVersionAttribute>false</GenerateAssemblyFileVersionAttribute> <GenerateAssemblyInformationalVersionAttribute>false</GenerateAssemblyInformationalVersionAttribute> <GenerateAssemblyProductAttribute>false</GenerateAssemblyProductAttribute> <GenerateAssemblyTitleAttribute>false</GenerateAssemblyTitleAttribute> <GenerateAssemblyVersionAttribute>false</GenerateAssemblyVersionAttribute> <GenerateAssemblyCopyrightAttribute>false</GenerateAssemblyCopyrightAttribute> <GenerateAssemblyTrademarkAttribute>false</GenerateAssemblyTrademarkAttribute> <GenerateAssemblyCultureAttribute>false</GenerateAssemblyCultureAttribute> <GenerateAssemblyDescriptionAttribute>false</GenerateAssemblyDescriptionAttribute> </PropertyGroup> <ItemGroup> <Compile Include="Program.cs" /> <None Include="barcodes.pdf"> <CopyToOutputDirectory>Always</CopyToOutputDirectory> </None> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <PackageReference Include="Microsoft.Windows.Compatibility" Version="2.0.0" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Reference Include="Bytescout.BarCodeReader"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> <HintPath>c:\Program Files\Bytescout BarCode Reader SDK\netcoreapp2.0\Bytescout.BarCodeReader.dll</HintPath> </Reference> </ItemGroup> </Project>

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ExportResults.VS2005.csproj
      
<Project DefaultTargets="Build" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003"> <PropertyGroup> <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration> <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">AnyCPU</Platform> <ProductVersion>8.0.50727</ProductVersion> <SchemaVersion>2.0</SchemaVersion> <ProjectGuid>{C664E764-C424-4CD5-AF69-F6B05FB17BA8}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <RootNamespace>ExportResults</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>ExportResults</AssemblyName> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Debug|AnyCPU' "> <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols> <DebugType>full</DebugType> <Optimize>false</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Debug\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>DEBUG;TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' "> <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType> <Optimize>true</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Release\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <ItemGroup> <Reference Include="Bytescout.BarCodeReader, Version=8.20.0.1340, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> <HintPath>C:\Program Files\Bytescout BarCode Reader SDK\net2.00\Bytescout.BarCodeReader.dll</HintPath> </Reference> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Drawing" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Compile Include="Program.cs" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Content Include="barcodes.pdf"> <CopyToOutputDirectory>Always</CopyToOutputDirectory> </Content> </ItemGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildBinPath)\Microsoft.CSharp.targets" /> <!-- To modify your build process, add your task inside one of the targets below and uncomment it. Other similar extension points exist, see Microsoft.Common.targets. <Target Name="BeforeBuild"> </Target> <Target Name="AfterBuild"> </Target> --> </Project>

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ExportResults.VS2008.csproj
      
<Project DefaultTargets="Build" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003" ToolsVersion="3.5"> <PropertyGroup> <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration> <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">AnyCPU</Platform> <ProductVersion>9.0.30729</ProductVersion> <SchemaVersion>2.0</SchemaVersion> <ProjectGuid>{C664E764-C424-4CD5-AF69-F6B05FB17BA8}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <RootNamespace>ExportResults</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>ExportResults</AssemblyName> <OldToolsVersion>2.0</OldToolsVersion> <TargetFrameworkVersion>v3.5</TargetFrameworkVersion> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Debug|AnyCPU' "> <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols> <DebugType>full</DebugType> <Optimize>false</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Debug\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>DEBUG;TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' "> <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType> <Optimize>true</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Release\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <ItemGroup> <Reference Include="Bytescout.BarCodeReader, Version=8.20.0.1340, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> <HintPath>C:\Program Files\Bytescout BarCode Reader SDK\net3.50\Bytescout.BarCodeReader.dll</HintPath> </Reference> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Drawing" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Compile Include="Program.cs" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Content Include="barcodes.pdf"> <CopyToOutputDirectory>Always</CopyToOutputDirectory> </Content> </ItemGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildToolsPath)\Microsoft.CSharp.targets" /> <!-- To modify your build process, add your task inside one of the targets below and uncomment it. Other similar extension points exist, see Microsoft.Common.targets. <Target Name="BeforeBuild"> </Target> <Target Name="AfterBuild"> </Target> --> </Project>

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ExportResults.VS2010.csproj
      
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Project DefaultTargets="Build" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003" ToolsVersion="4.0"> <PropertyGroup> <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration> <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">AnyCPU</Platform> <ProductVersion> </ProductVersion> <SchemaVersion>2.0</SchemaVersion> <ProjectGuid>{C664E764-C424-4CD5-AF69-F6B05FB17BA8}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <RootNamespace>ExportResults</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>ExportResults</AssemblyName> <OldToolsVersion>3.5</OldToolsVersion> <TargetFrameworkVersion>v4.0</TargetFrameworkVersion> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Debug|AnyCPU' "> <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols> <DebugType>full</DebugType> <Optimize>false</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Debug\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>DEBUG;TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' "> <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType> <Optimize>true</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Release\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <ItemGroup> <Reference Include="Bytescout.BarCodeReader, Version=8.20.0.1340, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> <HintPath>C:\Program Files\Bytescout BarCode Reader SDK\net4.00\Bytescout.BarCodeReader.dll</HintPath> </Reference> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Drawing" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Compile Include="Program.cs" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Content Include="barcodes.pdf"> <CopyToOutputDirectory>Always</CopyToOutputDirectory> </Content> </ItemGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildToolsPath)\Microsoft.CSharp.targets" /> <!-- To modify your build process, add your task inside one of the targets below and uncomment it. Other similar extension points exist, see Microsoft.Common.targets. <Target Name="BeforeBuild"> </Target> <Target Name="AfterBuild"> </Target> --> </Project>

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Program.cs
      
using System; using System.IO; using System.Text; using System.Xml; using Bytescout.BarCodeReader; namespace ExportResults { class Program { static void Main() { Reader reader = new Reader(); reader.RegistrationName = "demo"; reader.RegistrationKey = "demo"; // Set barcode type to find reader.BarcodeTypesToFind.All1D = true; /* ----------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE: We can read barcodes from specific page to increase performance. For sample please refer to "Decoding barcodes from PDF by pages" program. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- */ // Read barcodes reader.ReadFromFile("barcodes.pdf"); // Export to files: // ================ // 1. Export found barcodes to XML reader.ExportFoundBarcodesToXML("barcodes.xml"); // 2a. Export found barcodes to CSV with default delimiter, quotation and character encoding reader.ExportFoundBarcodesToCSV("barcodes.csv"); // 2b. Export found barcodes to CSV with custom delimiter, quotation and character encoding reader.ExportFoundBarcodesToCSV("barcodes2.csv", "|", "'", Encoding.UTF8); // 3a. Export found barcodes to plain text file in default character encoding reader.ExportFoundBarcodesToTXT("barcodes.txt"); // 3b. Export only values of found barcodes to plain text file in custom character encoding reader.ExportFoundBarcodesToTXT("barcodes2.txt", true, Encoding.ASCII); // Get formatted result to a variable for further processing // ========================================================= // 1a. Get found barcodes as XmlDocument XmlDocument xmlDocument = reader.ExportFoundBarcodesToXMLDocument(); // 1b. Get found barcodes as XML string string xmlString = reader.ExportFoundBarcodesToXML(); // 2a. Get found barcodes as string in CSV format with default delimiter and quotation string csv = reader.ExportFoundBarcodesToCSV(); // 2b. Get found barcodes as string in CSV format with custom delimiter and quotation string csv2 = reader.ExportFoundBarcodesToCSV("|", "'"); // 3. Get found barcodes as string in plain text format string txt = reader.ExportFoundBarcodesToTXT(); // 4. Get found barcodes as string in JSON format string jsonString = reader.ExportFoundBarcodesToJSON(); // Cleanup reader.Dispose(); } } }

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