Read & Recognize Barcode from External Image URL Using REST API

Are you looking for a barcode recognition or barcode generation software? Learn how to use Saaspose.Barcode service to work with barcodes from your .NET applications.

Are you looking for a barcode recognition or barcode generation software? Learn how to use Saaspose.Barcode service to work with barcodes from your .NET applications.

As you may already know, there are hundreds of tools and components available to work with barcodes. With the latest versions of .NET, it is pretty easy to write C# or VB.NET code to generate barcode and read and recognize the values from the barcode.

Typically, you need to buy the barcode components and add to your .NET project before you can start using the barcode features. One of the issues that you will encounter in this approach is, you will have to deal with compatibility issues when you upgrade your project to newer versions of .NET framework. Your purchased component may not be compatible with the newer versions of .NET, which means you will have to upgrade the barcode component, which in most cases involve additional cost.

Cloud based barcode operations using Saaspose.Barcode

Developers are moving towards cloud based services instead of purchasing a specific version of components. Saaspose.Barcode is a cloud based REST API which offers various barcoding servinces including:

  • generate barcodes

  • recognize barcodes from images

  • specify various barcode text attributes

  • set barcode image characteristics like width, height, border style, output format

  • Saaspose.Barcode reviews

    Some of the advantages of the Saaspose.Barcode are:

  • It supports more than 40 barcode symbologies including:
    • EAN13
    • EAN8
    • UPCA
    • UPCE barcode
    • MSI
    • Code11
    • PDF417
    • DataMatrix
    • Aztec
    • QR
    • Italian Post 25
    • Postnet
    • Planet
    • USPS OneCode

  • Recognizes barcodes from a widerange of image formats including JPEG, JPG, TFF, PNG, BMP, GIF, EMF, ICON etc

  • Platform independent: The APIs work with any platform that supports REST APIs, which include C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, Java, Ruby and so on.

  • Works with any type of applications including web, desktop, mobile or cloud applications.

  • How to cloud based barcode recognition works

    Cloud based barcode recognition and generation is a new way of working with barcodes in your .NET applications. Here is how it works:

    How to generate barcode using cloud based Saaspose.Barcode

    This cloud based service uses the standard REST APIs to generate barcodes over the web. To get started with this service, all you have to do is, register for the service, get an app key and SID. Once you get the app key and SID, you can start using the REST APIs to generate barcodes. There is nothing to install and nothing to upgrade when you upgrade your .NET Framework and other third party components.

    When you call the APIs, you will pass the attributes in the APIs and the barcode will be generated as an image. You will be using the standard Request-Response mechanism to work with barcodes over the cloud.

    How to read and recognize barcodes using the image url

    The process to read and recognize the barcodes is same as generating a barcode over the cloud using the REST APIs. You provide the image url and the APIs will read, recognize and parse the information in the barcode image.

    Learn more about Cloud based Saaspose.Barcode


    Guest Author: 31 Jan 2013

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