Software FAQ


Black Box instead of a barcodeLink

I embedded your control in a form and I get a black box instead of a barcode?
Your developing environment selected bad default colors for our control. Simply customize hte control by yourself and set the background color (Backcolor) on white (clWhite). This will solve the problem.

Do you have an example for .... ?Link

I am using the software ... and want to use ActiveBarcode. Can you assist?
Please have a look in our 'Examples" section. There you find a whole bunch of step-by-step instructions. If you don't see your software, you may ask us by email, but be aware that we cannot know all the software that is available.

First, please have a look into the manual of your software for information about how to use an ActiveX Control and if it meets your requirements.

Crystal Report data bindingLink

We try to use your control with Crystal Report and Visual Basic for usage on a report. We can add the control als OLE object, but we cannot link a property with a database?
You need to make the data binding manually from your Visual Basic program. As far as we know, Crystal Report cannot do this automatically.

Microsoft Publisher 98 and laterLink

Can I insert an ActiveBarcode object to my Microsoft Publisher document?
No, Microsoft Publisher Version 98 or later is not an ActiveX container and does not allow to insert an Active Barcode object into a document.

To add a barcode to your document it's the best way to use our ActiveBarcode Generator.

Microsoft Publisher 97Link

Can I insert an Active Barcode object to my Microsoft Publisher 97 document?
Using Version 97 you can insert an Active Barcode object to your document, though Version 97 is also not an ActiveX container. So the ActiveX object is not correct supported and you the object will show a strange characteristics. Every time you change a setting of Active Barcode the position and size will be changed randomly. But you can handle this. First edit the barcode. Click the barcode with the right mouse button -> Active Barcode Object -> Properties and change the settings as you like. After doing this the barcode object will change the position and resize randomly. Now set the size of the object by "right mouse button" -> Resize Object. This function will work in opposite to the direct size change without problems. Last move the barcode to the position on the document you like. Even if this works, we recommend to use our ActiveBarcode Generator to add barcodes to your Publisher documents instead.