Installing Aspose.BarCode for .NET through NuGet

NuGet is the easiest way to download and install Aspose .NET APIs. Open Microsoft Visual Studio. Select TOOLS menu, goto NuGet Package Manager and select Manage NuGet packages for solution. Search ‘aspose.barcode’ keyword. This will find the desired Aspose API. Click on the “Install” button, the selected API will be downloaded and referenced in your project.


Install or Update Aspose.BarCode using the Package Manager Console

You can follow the steps below to install or upgrade the Aspose.BarCode API using the package manager console: Open your solution/project in Visual Studio. Select TOOLS -> NuGet Package Manager -> Package Manager Console from the top menu. This will open package manager console.


Type the command “Install-Package Aspose.BarCode -Version x.x.0” and press enter to install the latest full release into your application. Alternatively, you can add the “-prerelease” suffix to the command to specify that the latest release including hotfixes is to be installed as well.


If you are not familiar with the Aspose EULA then it is a good idea to read the license referenced in the URL. You should now find that Aspose.BarCode has successfully been added and referenced in your application for you.


In the package manager console, you can use the command Update-Package Aspose.BarCode.NET and press enter to check for any updates to the Aspose.BarCode package and install them if present. You can also add the “-prerelease” suffix to update the latest release.

Referencing the Component

By following the steps given below, one can add a reference to the Visual Studio .NET project:

  1. In the Solution Explorer, expand the project node you want to add a reference to.
  2. Right-click References node for the project and select Add Reference menu item.
  3. In the Add Reference dialog box, select the .NET tab (usually selected by default).
  4. If you have used the MSI installer to install Aspose.BarCode, you will see Aspose.BarCode in the top pane. Select it and click the Select button.
  5. If you have downloaded and unpacked the DLL only, click the Browse button and lock for Aspose.BarCode.dll. You have referenced Aspose.BarCode and it should appear in the SelectedComponents pane of the dialog box.
  6. Click OK.
  7. An Aspose.BarCode reference appears under the References node of the project.

Uninstalling Aspose.BarCode for .NET

If you have used MSI installer to deploy Aspose.BarCode, follow these steps to completely remove the component and the associated demos and documentation:

  1. From the Start menu, select Settings and then Control Panel.
  2. Click Add/Remove Programs.
  3. Select Aspose.BarCode.
  4. Click Change/Remove to remove Aspose.BarCode.

Targeting Specific .NET Framework Version

Although Aspose.BarCode references .NET Framework 1.1, it is possible to use it on a machine with only version 1.0 installed. But you need to add an entry to the application configuration file to redirect the references because otherwise, the component will try to load assemblies from .NET Framework 1.1. Each assembly that makes up the .NET Framework must be redirected to use .NET Framework version 1.0. The configuration file is an XML file that can be changed as needed. Developers can use it to change settings without recompiling applications. The name and location of the application configuration file depending on the application’s host, which can be one of the following:

  • Executable–hosted application: The configuration file for an application hosted by the executable host is in the same directory as the application. The name of the configuration file is the name of the application with a .config extension. For example, an application called myApp.exe can be associated with a configuration file called myApp.exe.config.
  • ASP.NET-hosted application: ASP.NET configuration files are called Web.config and placed in the application directory as well.

Enter the following XML in the application configuration file:

See Also

For more information see the MSDN article