barcode(type, data[, width = 200, height = 200 [, hintKey, hintValue]])
Structr.barcode(type, data[, width = 200, height = 200 [, hintMap]])

Creates a barcode image of the given type with the given data using the zxing library. The library supports several different barcode types.

Barcode Type Result
AZTEC  Aztec 2D barcode format (beta)
CODE_39  Code 39 1D format
CODE_93  Code 93 1D format
CODE_128  Code 128 1D format
DATA_MATRIX Data Matrix 2D barcode format
EAN_8  EAN-8 1D format
EAN_13  EAN-13 1D format
ITF  ITF (Interleaved Two of Five) 1D format
MAXICODE  MaxiCode 2D barcode format
PDF_417  PDF417 format (beta)
QR_CODE  QR Code 2D barcode format
RSS_14  RSS 14
UPC_A  UPC-A 1D format
UPC_E  UPC-E 1D format
UPC_EAN_EXTENSION  UPC/EAN extension format. Not a stand-alone format

Most barcode types support different hints which are explained under here. Probably the most interesting hints are MARGIN and ERROR_CORRECTION. Following is an excerpt from the source code. More information on the error correction level can be found here

   * Specifies margin, in pixels, to use when generating the barcode. The meaning can vary
   * by format; for example it controls margin before and after the barcode horizontally for
   * most 1D formats. (Type {@link Integer}, or {@link String} representation of the integer value).

   * Specifies what degree of error correction to use, for example in QR Codes.
   * Type depends on the encoder. For example for QR codes it's type
   * {@link ErrorCorrectionLevel}.
   * For Aztec it is of type {@link Integer}, representing the minimal percentage of error correction words.
   * For PDF417 it is of type {@link Integer}, valid values being 0 to 8.
   * In all cases, it can also be a {@link String} representation of the desired value as well.
   * Note: an Aztec symbol should have a minimum of 25% EC words.

Examplary usage in a dynamic file

  • File content: ${barcode('QR_CODE', 'My testcode', 200, 200, "MARGIN", 0, "ERROR_CORRECTION", "Q")}
  • File content-type: image/png;charset=ISO-8859-1

Examplary usage in a HTML IMG tag

  • src attribute: data:image/png;base64, ${base64encode(barcode('QR_CODE', 'My testcode', 200, 200, 'MARGIN', 0, 'ERROR_CORRECTION', 'Q'), 'basic', 'ISO-8859-1')}


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