Key Features:

  • Superior, high-speed barcode reading and writing
  • Ideal for indexing and archiving
SDK Support Offered For:
.NET 32/64-bit
ActiveX 32/64-bit
Java ME
Demos & Samples
Online DemoOnline Demo

Upload your own images to see the accuracy of Barcode Xpress in action.

Try The Barcode Xpress Online Demo!

Read barcodes from within your browser! This online demo shows our Barcode Xpress .NET and ImageGear components working together on the backend to upload your images and display the results. Demo opens .TIF, .JPG, .BMP, .PNG, and .GIF files and is supported on IE, Firefox, and Chrome.

The recognition accuracy experienced in this .NET demo will be identical to the recognition accuracy rate of the ActiveX edition.

Supported Barcode TypesJava Sample Apps

Test your own barcodes now with these sample applications.

Java 1.3/1.4 ( download .ZIP, 413 KB )
Reads from .jpg, .gif and .png files.

Java 1.5+ ( download .ZIP, 417 KB )
Reads from .bmp, .jpg, .gif and .png files.

Note: Limitation of demo only. When using SDK, you can add .tif and .bmp support with ImageGear Java

Java ME ( download .ZIP, 278 KB )
Includes both CLDC/MIDP MIDLet* and Blackberry CLDC application.

*The demonstration MIDlet BarJmeDemo requires the Java ME File Connection Optional Package (JSR 75).

Sample CodeSample Code

The help files included in the SDK (and available on our website) show the critical code sections for a few common tasks. See how easy it is to use Barcode Xpress.


Active X


All of the samples listed below (including .sln files for VS2008 and VS2010 for C#, C++, and VB.NET) are provided when you download the SDK.


  • C#: How to read barcodes, how to write 1D barcodes, how to write 2D barcodes
  • VB.NET: How to read barcodes, how to write 1D barcodes, how to write 2D barcodes

Active X

  • VB6: How to read barcodes, how to write 1D barcodes, how to write 2D barcodes
  • Visual C++: How to read barcodes.
Video TutorialVideo Tutorial

ImageGear Barcode Application (2:35)

See how easily you can start reading barcodes with your own application. In this short tutorial, we take a document viewing application built with ImageGear and add barcode reading.

You can also follow along using the sample code used in the tutorial. Download the .ZIP file.

Click here to view the ImageGear Barcode Application video