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BarCode Reader SDK – read barcodes from images and PDF in .NET, ASP.NET (and now legacy Visual Basic 6)

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BarCode Reader SDK reads barcodes from scanned documents and images on your computer as well as web applications running on Windows

Not sure about barcodes and what type you should use? You’re not alone!

We had so many questions from users about barcodes that we decided to put together a free e-book guide, “Introduction Into Barcodes” which is now available for download here

Bytescout Barcode Reader SDK


  • Reads barcodes from JPG, PNG, TIFF images and PDF (no other software required);
  • Arrives with comprehensive documentation (80+ source code samples included);
  • Arrives with a sample GUI application to test the SDK against your images and PDF documents;
  • Works offline without Internet connection required;
  • Royalty free licensing (no additional run-time licenses or additional fees on bar code reader).

Why choose ByteScout BarCode Reader SDK?

  • We implement sophisticated technologies in most of our tools to get a better solution for your needs.
  • If you need learning and training material, we’re happy to provide source codes and documentation.
  • We update and enrich our SDKs and API adding new functionalities and improving your user experience;
  • All the products have a friendly developer interface and make it easy-to-use for programmers worldwide.
  • If you still haven’t used our support, we would be glad to answer your questions. Our customers share their impressions of the support desk here.


Technical details:

Decode from photo
Decode from camera
Demo application options 1
Demo application options 2

Solutions for managers:

  • BarCode Reader is pre-introduced into POS-prepared Elo Tablet by Elo Touch. Elo Tablet clients have a nice method to decipher direct, QR Code and differently standardized identifications ideal from a live implicit camera;
  • In Banking, Barcode Generator SDK can arrange your reports with a standardized identification classifier containing all the fundamental labels and classifications. With our Barcode Reader SDK this data can be effectively assembled back notwithstanding for vast number of reports, making the arranging and seeking forms considerably speedier;
  • In Hardware industry, track your gear constant utilizing our Barcode Reader SDK. Note that it is equipped for perusing scanner tags from camera streams, making it perfect to use its abilities in a tablet or other convenient gadget;
  • In Financial Technologies, you can recognize and process each scanner tag on your records. You can even associate it with a camera live stream to examine standardized identifications on-the-fly.


DEMO VIDEO (click to view)

  • How to read Code 39 barcodes from images and PDF using ByteScout BarCode Reader SDK

  • How to read MICR font text from bank checks images and PDF with ByteScout BarCode Reader SDK

Looking for a barcode generator component instead? To generate barcodes please check our ByteScout BarCode Generator SDK