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How do I install the component TRpBarsBase(it's a Rave component)

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Hi,
Relatively new to Delphi 7 and programming in general and havn't installed any components yet.
I've just been using the default ones.
I am starting development on a label printing program and need to print barcodes.
Have looked through the Delphi help and found TRpBarsBase, the Rave reports Barcode component.
I am not using Rave as the basis for my app but can I make use of this component anyway??
If so how do I install it.

Thanks
nathc
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Probably not (I dont use Rave myself as I took a look at it and thought it was bizarre and difficult to use - I use Fast Report myself).

I did a lot of work on this a few years ago.  We found that the best way to create sheets of labels was to use BarCode fonts.  We used Azalea Code 39 with Crystal Reports.



There are low cost ActiveX that generate barcode fonts for as little as $10.  The problem with these is that they are very slow to generate and print the barcodes in a production situation.

I see that you can get Code39 for $29 from http://www.carolinabarcode.com . I have not tried these myself but they probably do what they say - you can download the demo or just some of the fonts for a trial.


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TRpBarsBase probably isn't a barcode component, but a component to generate bars in a report. Better just start looking for a free barcode component and install it. Try Google: http://www.google.nl/search?q=barcode+delphi+source

http://www.java4less.com/delphi_barcodes.html has some interesting components. Their barcode component costs EUR 36 and comes including sourcecode.
http://swiss.torry.net/barcodes.htm has several different components, some free, some shareware. A free one is http://swiss.torry.net/vcl/misc/barcodes/fbarcode.zip
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Thanks for your help guys both really useful. Pity you can only accept one :)
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Hi Workshop Alex

Thanks for the kind thought

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