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How to Use Winsoft Barcode for FireMonkey 4.0 to Create Stunning Barcode Applications


How to Use Winsoft Barcode for FireMonkey 4.0 to Create Stunning Barcode Applications




Winsoft Barcode for FireMonkey 4.0 is a Delphi and C++ Builder component that allows you to generate and customize various types of barcodes for your cross-platform applications. It is based on Zint, an open-source barcode encoding library that supports over 50 symbologies, including Code 128, Data Matrix, QR Code, EAN, UPC, and more. It works with Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android platforms.




Winsoft Barcode for FireMonkey 4.0



In this article, we will show you how to use Winsoft Barcode for FireMonkey 4.0 to create stunning barcode applications with ease. We will cover the following topics:


  • How to install Winsoft Barcode for FireMonkey 4.0



  • How to generate a barcode with Winsoft Barcode for FireMonkey 4.0



  • How to customize a barcode with Winsoft Barcode for FireMonkey 4.0



  • How to scan a barcode with Winsoft OBR for FireMonkey



How to Install Winsoft Barcode for FireMonkey 4.0




To install Winsoft Barcode for FireMonkey 4.0, you need to do the following:




  • Run the setup.exe file and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.



  • Open your Delphi or C++ Builder IDE and go to Component > Install Packages.



  • Click on Add and browse to the folder where you installed Winsoft Barcode for FireMonkey 4.0 (usually located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Winsoft\Barcode for FireMonkey).



  • Select the appropriate package file for your IDE version (such as FBarcodeD104.bpl for Delphi 10.4) and click Open.



  • Click OK to close the dialog box.



  • You should now see the TFBarcode component in the Winsoft tab of the Tool Palette.



How to Generate a Barcode with Winsoft Barcode for FireMonkey 4.0




To generate a barcode with Winsoft Barcode for FireMonkey 4.0, you need to do the following:


  • Create a new FireMonkey application project in your IDE.



  • Drag and drop a TFBarcode component from the Tool Palette to the Form Designer.



  • Select the TFBarcode component and go to the Object Inspector.



  • Set the Symbology property to the desired barcode type (such as syQRCode for QR Code).



  • Set the InputText property to the desired barcode value (such as 'Hello World').



  • Run the application and you should see the barcode displayed on the form.



You can also generate a barcode programmatically by using the TFBarcode methods and properties in your code. Here is an example:


uses


FBarcode;


...


// Assign barcode type


FBarcode1.Symbology := TSymbology.syQRCode;


// Assign barcode value


FBarcode1.InputText := 'Hello World';


// Generate barcode and display it on an image


Image1.Bitmap.Assign(FBarcode1.Bitmap);


How to Customize a Barcode with Winsoft Barcode for FireMonkey 4.0




To customize a barcode with Winsoft Barcode for FireMonkey 4.0, you can use various properties and options of the TFBarcode component. Here are some examples:


  • To change the foreground color of the barcode, use the ForeColor property (such as TAlphaColorRec.Black).



  • To change the background color of the barcode, use the BackColor property (such as TAlphaColorRec.White).



  • To change the border width of the barcode, use the BorderWidth property (such as 1).



  • To change the white space width of the barcode, use the WhiteSpaceWidth property (such as 1).



  • To display the text of the barcode, use the ShowText property (such as True).



  • To change the text size of the barcode, use the OutputOptions property with opSmallText or opLargeText values (such as [opSmallText]).



  • To change the text style of the barcode, use the OutputOptions property with opBoldText or opItalicText values (such as [opBoldText]).



  • To draw a box around the barcode, use the OutputOptions property with opBox value (such as [opBox]).



  • To change the scale of the barcode, use the Scale property (such as 1).



  • To change the dot size of the barcode, use the DotSize property (such as 1).



  • To change the rotation angle of the barcode, use the Rotation property (such as 0).



You can also customize a barcode programmatically by using the TFBarcode methods and properties in your code. Here is an example:


// Set foreground color of barcode


FBarcode1.ForeColor := TAlphaColorRec.Black;


// Set background color of barcode


FBarcode1.BackColor := TAlphaColorRec.White;


// Set border width


FBarcode1.BorderWidth := 1;


// Set white space width


FBarcode1.WhiteSpaceWidth := 1;


// Display text of barcode


FBarcode1.ShowText := True;


// Set text size to small


FBarcode1.OutputOptions := FBarcode1.OutputOptions + [opSmallText];


// Set text style to bold


FBarcode1.OutputOptions := FBarcode1.OutputOptions + [opBoldText];


// Draw box around barcode


FBarcode1.OutputOptions := FBarcode1.OutputOptions + [opBox];


// Set scale


FBarcode1.Scale := 1;


// Set dot size


FBarcode1.DotSize := 1;


// Set rotation angle


FBarcode1.Rotation := 0;


How to Scan a Barcode with Winsoft OBR for FireMonkey




If you want to scan a barcode with your FireMonkey application, you can use another component from Winsoft called OBR for FireMonkey. It is an optical barcode recognition component that uses ZBar bar code reader library to decode various types of barcodes from images or camera streams. It supports EAN-13/UPC-A, EAN-8, UPC-E, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, Codabar, GS1 DataBar, GS1 DataBar Expanded, Interleaved 2 of 5, SQ Code and QR Code barcodes. It works with Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS and Android platforms.


To scan a barcode with Winsoft OBR for FireMonkey, you need to do


How to Use Winsoft Barcode for FireMonkey 4.0 with Different Music Software




Winsoft Barcode for FireMonkey 4.0 is compatible with various music software that support MIDI input and output. However, you may need to adjust some settings or download some templates to optimize the performance and functionality of the barcode component. Here are some examples of how to use Winsoft Barcode for FireMonkey 4.0 with different music software:


Ableton Live




Ableton Live is a popular software for music production and live performance. It allows you to create, record, edit, and perform music using loops, samples, instruments, effects, and more. To use Winsoft Barcode for FireMonkey 4.0 with Ableton Live, you need to do the following: