Installing bar code plug-in extension in to 4D

When you install our bar code plug-in extension in to 4D, you add a comprehensive range of powerful new bar code functions to 4th Dimension.

Install

To install, simply use Windows Explorer to copy these plug-in files; CIAXCOM.4DX, CIAXCOM.RSR and ciabar32.dll to a directory named Win4DX. This directory is below the directory containing the 4D executable program file.

You must also install our bar code fonts. See: Installing TrueType bar code fonts in Windows

Installation complete.

Step-by-step examples of use in 4D

See: Printing bar codes in 4D Quick reports

See: Printing bar codes in 4D forms

See: Creating bar codes in 4D triggers

New bar code functions;

CIAXCOM_BCP
CIAXCOM_BOOKLAND
CIAXCOM_CODABAR
CIAXCOM_CODE128
CIAXCOM_CODE39
CIAXCOM_CODE39_A
CIAXCOM_CODE39_A_H
CIAXCOM_CODE39_NOEXT
CIAXCOM_CODE39_NOEXT_A
CIAXCOM_CODE39_NOEXT_A_H
CIAXCOM_CODE93
CIAXCOM_EAN128
CIAXCOM_EAN13
CIAXCOM_EAN13_H
CIAXCOM_EAN13_2
CIAXCOM_EAN13_5
CIAXCOM_EAN8
CIAXCOM_EAN8_H
CIAXCOM_EAN8_2
CIAXCOM_EAN8_5

CIAXCOM_ISBN
CIAXCOM_ISSN
CIAXCOM_ITF
CIAXCOM_ITF_A
CIAXCOM_ITF_A_H
CIAXCOM_POSTNET
CIAXCOM_SCC14
CIAXCOM_SCC14_H
CIAXCOM_SSCC18
CIAXCOM_SSCC18_H
CIAXCOM_UCC128
CIAXCOM_UPCA
CIAXCOM_UPCA_H
CIAXCOM_UPCA_2
CIAXCOM_UPCA_5
CIAXCOM_UPCE
CIAXCOM_UPCE_H
CIAXCOM_UPCE_2
CIAXCOM_UPCE_5

Accessing the list of functions in 4D

f you are familiar with the 4D programming language, the following section describes how to access the plug-in bar code functions in your 4D program code; Methods, Triggers, Event handlers, Formulas, etc.

Note: Our plug-in contains functions that do not need a user interface, so our plug-in does not appear in the Plug-ins menu in 4D. Only plug-ins that need a user interface will appear in the Plug-ins menu.

In 4D, wherever you can select or enter 4D language statements, or 4D expressions (i.e. formula or calculation), you will now be able to view and select the new bar code functions.

For example, you can access bar code functions in; Database Methods, Form Methods and Triggers, Table Triggers, Project Methods, Event handlers, Formula editor, etc.

To view the list of functions in 4D, select the Barcode_CIAXCOM theme, or select the CIAXCOM plug-in.

Below you can see a Project Method being edited, and the following lists are being used; Table 1 CIAXCOM Commands by Themes

To add a list, right-click the title of any list and choose pop-up menu Add a list.

To change a list to the CIAXCOM list, right-click the title of any list you want to change, then choose pop-up menu Commands for the plug-in | CIAXCOM.

Alternatively, to display a list showing all plug-ins and their commands, right-click the title of a list and choose pop-up menu All plug-in commands. In the All plug-in commands list you can then expand the CIAXCOM plug-in, then expand the Barcode_CIAXCOM theme to view all available bar code functions.

 

 


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