PDF417 Barcode Family

Overview

PDF417 is a group of 2D variable-length stacked symbologies that are similar to matrix barcodes in terms of various parameters. This standard supports laser scanning for high-quality documents (except Compact PDF417 that requires photo scanning). PDF417 barcodes have data density that is lower than that of matrix symbologies but several times greater compared to basic 1D stacked barcode types. PDF417 standards enable encoding both byte streams and Unicode symbols. Moreover, PDF417 barcodes include additional information for data recovery through Reed-Solomon error correction.

The other peculiarity of the PDF417 barcode family is the extended format of representing metadata so that one file can be divided into several barcodes and then transmitted on a printed document indicating file date, name, checksum, and other information. However, metadata require additional space in a barcode image. The layout of PDF417 barcodes includes rows and columns. The basic PDF417 standard can encode up to 1,108 bytes or 1,850 alphanumeric (2,710 numerical) symbols in up to 30 columns and 90 rows while Micro PDF417 is capable of encoding at most 150 bytes of data or 266 alphanumeric (366 numerical) characters in up to 4 columns and 44 rows.

PDF417 Standard

Description

Basic PDF417 Basic PDF417 symbology that is intended for work with documents of any quality and provides the possibility of laser scanning
Micro PDF417 Specialized PDF417 standard that allows saving print space and is intended for joint use with two-component barcodes based on GS1 composite symbologies or for work with high-quality documents
Macro PDF417 PDF417 barcode type with the possibility to add metainformation
Compact PDF417 PDF417 standard that can be with or without metainformation and is intended to address space limitations; in such barcodes, the right-side block of metadata is omitted, and the stop pattern is removed. This barcode type does not support laser scanning (only photo scanning can be used) and requires high-quality documents for successful recognition

PDF417 and Macro PDF417 Symbology

PDF417 and Macro PDF417 barcodes may contain from 1 to 30 columns with input data, 2 columns with auxiliary metainformation (such as row indicator, the number of rows and columns) and then, start and stop patterns. The number of rows can vary from 3 to 90. The main distinction between Macro PDF417 and Basic PDF417 is the possibility to encode additional metadata about barcode contents. This redundancy associated with auxiliary metadata allows reading such barcodes using laser scanners as well as reducing barcode image quality requirements. The specificities of using Macro PDF417 in Aspose.BarCode for .NET are discussed further in the corresponding subsection.

The following code snippet illustrates how to generate a Basic PDF417 barcode.

            BarcodeGenerator gen = new BarcodeGenerator(EncodeTypes.Pdf417, "Åspóse.Barcóde©");
            gen.Parameters.Barcode.XDimension.Pixels = 2;
            gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Columns = 3;
            gen.Save($"{path}Pdf417Basic.png", BarCodeImageFormat.Png);

Micro PDF417 Symbologies

Micro PDF417 can include from 1 to 4 columns and from 4 to 44 rows; the maximal and minimal numbers of rows depend on the number of columns according to the predefined combinations of rows, columns, and error correction codewords. In addition, each barcode contains two columns with metadata that serve as targets for barcode location in an image. In general, Micro PDF417 is used for work with high-quality documents due to barcode recognition difficulties; at the same time, these barcodes can be read by laser scanners.

The following code sample shows how to create a Micro PDF417 barcode.

BarcodeGenerator gen = new BarcodeGenerator(EncodeTypes.MicroPdf417, "Åspóse.Barcóde©");
gen.Parameters.Barcode.XDimension.Pixels = 2;
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Columns = 4;
gen.Save($"{path}MicroPdf417Basic.png", BarCodeImageFormat.Png);

Compact PDF417 Symbology

The specification of Compact PDF417 is similar to those of Basic PDF417 and Marco PDF417; however, the right-side metainformation column and the right-side stop pattern are removed to save space for small-sized barcodes. This symbology does not support laser scanning; moreover, due to the absence of metainformation redundancy, it has difficulties with low-quality barcode image recognition. To set the Compact PDF417 generation mode in Aspose.BarCode for .NET, it is necessary to initialize the Pdf417Truncate property of class Pdf417Parameters.

The following code snippet explains how to generate Compact PDF417 barcodes.

BarcodeGenerator gen = new BarcodeGenerator(EncodeTypes.Pdf417, "Åspóse.Barcóde©");
gen.Parameters.Barcode.XDimension.Pixels = 2;
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Columns = 3;
//set Pdf417 truncated or Compact Pdf417
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417Truncate = true;
gen.Save($"{path}CompactPdf417Basic.png", BarCodeImageFormat.Png);

PDF417 Data Encoding Modes

To select the data encoding mode in Aspose.BarCode for .NET, it is required to set the Pdf417CompactionMode property of class Pdf417Parameters that specifies data compaction regimes to be used during barcode generation. To encode Unicode symbols, two other properties, Pdf417ECIEncoding and CodeTextEncoding, can be used. Detailed explanations and code samples for these properties are provided further in the article.

ECI Encoding Mode

Besides encoding Unicode characters into byte streams, the Pdf417ECIEncoding property allows setting the ECI identifier for the current encoding that can be read and correctly interpreted by decoders. In the case of setting this property using any value that differs from ECIEncodings.NONE, data processing is performed using the specified ECI encoding. The present library implementation includes all well-known charset encodings that are listed in the ECIEncodings enumeration.

The code sample given below illustrates how to set the ECI Encoding mode.

Console.OutputEncoding = Encoding.Unicode;
BarcodeGenerator gen = new BarcodeGenerator(EncodeTypes.Pdf417, "Aspose常に先を行く");
gen.Parameters.Barcode.XDimension.Pixels = 2;
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Columns = 3;
//set UTF8 ECI encoding
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417ECIEncoding = ECIEncodings.UTF8;
gen.Save($"{path}Pdf417ECIEncoding.png", BarCodeImageFormat.Png);
//attempt to recognize it
BarCodeReader read = new BarCodeReader(gen.GenerateBarCodeImage(), DecodeType.Pdf417);
foreach (BarCodeResult result in read.ReadBarCodes())
    Console.WriteLine("Pdf417ECIEncoding:" + result.CodeText);

Compaction Mode

As mentioned above, to select the required data compaction way, the Pdf417CompactionMode property needs to be initialized using one of the supported compaction modes are described below.

Compaction Mode

Description

Auto Encoding is performed in the most high-density data compaction mode that is selected automatically. In the case when CodeText contents include a digit greater than 255, data compaction is executed using the encoding specified in CodeTextEncoding
Binary This mode is intended to encode binary byte streams with digits from 0 to 255. If CodeText contains a digit greater than 255, data compaction is performed using the encoding set in CodeTextEncoding
Text Legacy mode to encode alphanumeric data. It is recommended to use the Auto mode
Numeric Legacy mode to encode numerical digits. It is recommended to use the Auto mode

Barcode images demonstrated below have been generated using different compaction mode settings.

Compaction Mode

Auto

Binary

Text

Numeric

The following code snippet explains how to set different compaction modes.

            BarcodeGenerator gen = new BarcodeGenerator(EncodeTypes.Pdf417, "");
            gen.Parameters.Barcode.XDimension.Pixels = 2;
            gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Columns = 3;
            //Set compaction mode to Auto
            gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417CompactionMode = Pdf417CompactionMode.Auto;
            gen.CodeText = "Åspóse.Barcóde©";
            gen.Save($"{path}Pdf417CompactionAuto.png", BarCodeImageFormat.Png);
            //Set compaction mode to Binary
            gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417CompactionMode = Pdf417CompactionMode.Binary;
            gen.CodeText = "Åspóse.Barcóde©";
            gen.Save($"{path}Pdf417CompactionBinary.png", BarCodeImageFormat.Png);
            //Set compaction mode to Text
            gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417CompactionMode = Pdf417CompactionMode.Text;
            gen.CodeText = "ASPOSE";
            gen.Save($"{path}Pdf417CompactionText.png", BarCodeImageFormat.Png);
            //Set compaction mode to Numeric
            gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417CompactionMode = Pdf417CompactionMode.Numeric;
            gen.CodeText = "1234567890";
            gen.Save($"{path}Pdf417CompactionNumeric.png", BarCodeImageFormat.Png);

Unicode Encoding Mode

The following code sample demonstrates how to use the CodeTextEncoding property to encode Unicode characters in the Binary mode.

            Console.OutputEncoding = Encoding.Unicode;
            BarcodeGenerator gen = new BarcodeGenerator(EncodeTypes.Pdf417, "Aspose常に先を行く");
            gen.Parameters.Barcode.XDimension.Pixels = 2;
            gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Columns = 3;
            //set UTF8 encoding
            gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.CodeTextEncoding = Encoding.UTF8;
            gen.Save($"{path}Pdf417CodeTextEncoding.png", BarCodeImageFormat.Png);
            //attempt to recognize it
            BarCodeReader read = new BarCodeReader(gen.GenerateBarCodeImage(), DecodeType.Pdf417);
            foreach (BarCodeResult result in read.ReadBarCodes())
                Console.WriteLine("Pdf417CodeTextEncoding:" + result.GetCodeText(Encoding.UTF8));

Byte Stream Encoding in Binary Mode

When it is needed to encode and transmit an array of bytes in a barcode, developers can use the Binary mode that can be set in Aspose.BarCode for .NET using the Pdf417CompactionMode property of class Pdf417Parameters. The following code snippet shows how to use this mode to encode an arbitrary stream of bytes. To display the custom text under a barcode, the TwoDDisplayText property needs to be set (see more information about this property here).

byte[] encodedArr = { 0xFF, 0xFE, 0xFD, 0xFC, 0xFB, 0xFA, 0xF9 };

//encode array to string
StringBuilder strBld = new StringBuilder();
foreach (byte bval in encodedArr)
    strBld.Append((char)bval);

//encode in Pdf417 code
BarcodeGenerator gen = new BarcodeGenerator(EncodeTypes.Pdf417, strBld.ToString());
gen.Parameters.Barcode.XDimension.Pixels = 2;
//set encode mode to Binary
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417CompactionMode = Pdf417CompactionMode.Binary;
gen.Parameters.Barcode.CodeTextParameters.TwoDDisplayText = "Bytes mode";
gen.Save($"{path}Pdf417BytesEncoding.png", BarCodeImageFormat.Png);

//attempt to recognize
BarCodeReader read = new BarCodeReader(gen.GenerateBarCodeImage(), DecodeType.Pdf417);
foreach (BarCodeResult result in read.ReadBarCodes())
    Console.WriteLine("Pdf417BytesEncoding:" + BitConverter.ToString(result.CodeBytes));

Barcode Layout Settings

To set the number of rows and columns in PDF417 barcodes, Aspose.BarCode for .NET enables the corresponding properties of class Pdf417Parameters that are called Rows and Columns. Basic PDF417, Macro PDF417, and Micro PDF417 standards allow arbitrarily set the number of columns from 1 to 30 and the number of rows from 3 to 90. The number of rows and columns can be set independently. In turn, Micro PDF417 supports setting from 1 to 4 columns so that the maximal and minimal numbers of rows depend on the number of columns. In case if the barcode type capacity is insufficient to generate a barcode with the requested number of rows and columns, an exception will be thrown.

PDF417 barcode images provided below have been generated using different layout settings.

Layout Settings

2 Columns

6 Rows

9 Rows and 6 Columns

Following code samples explain how to set different layout settings (rows and columns) in PDF417 and Micro PDF417 barcodes.

Basic PDF417

BarcodeGenerator gen = new BarcodeGenerator(EncodeTypes.Pdf417, "Åspóse.Barcóde©");
gen.Parameters.Barcode.XDimension.Pixels = 2;
//set 4 columns
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Columns = 4;
gen.Save($"{path}MicroPdf417Columns4.png", BarCodeImageFormat.Png);

Micro PDF417

BarcodeGenerator gen = new BarcodeGenerator(EncodeTypes.Pdf417, "Åspóse.Barcóde©");
gen.Parameters.Barcode.XDimension.Pixels = 2;
//set 4 columns
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Columns = 4;
gen.Save($"{path}MicroPdf417Columns4.png", BarCodeImageFormat.Png);

Error Correction Level Settings

The PDF417 barcode family applies the Reed-Solomon error correction mechanism to perform data recovery and integrity check. In Micro PDF417 barcodes, the amount of redundant recovery information is defined automatically. To set the error correction level for Basic PDF417, Macro PDF417, and Compact PDF417 in Aspose.BarCode for .NET, developers can use the Pdf417ErrorLevel property of class Pdf417Parameters. Adding each two error correction (EC) codewords allows recovering one unknown error or two known character removals. The higher is the EC level, the larger is the number of EC codewords in a barcode and accordingly, the better is the result of data recovery for severely damaged barcode images. The maximal Level8 implies that 265 errors can be corrected; at the same time, the barcode encoding capacity will be reduced by 614 bytes. All supported EC levels are listed below.

EC Level

Number of EC Codewords

Error Correction Level

Number of EC Codewords

Level 0 2 EC codewords Level 5 64 EC codewords
Level 1 4 EC codewords Level 6 128 EC codewords
Level 2 8 EC codewords Level 7 256 EC codewords
Level 3 16 EC codewords Level 8 512 EC codewords
Level 4 32 EC codewords

PDF417 barcode images shown below have been created using different error correction level settings.

Error Correction Level

Is Set to 2

Is Set to 5

The following code sample explains how to set different error correction levels for PDF417 barcodes.

BarcodeGenerator gen = new BarcodeGenerator(EncodeTypes.Pdf417, "Åspóse.Barcóde©");
gen.Parameters.Barcode.XDimension.Pixels = 2;
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Columns = 3;
//set error level 2
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417ErrorLevel = Pdf417ErrorLevel.Level2;
gen.Save($"{path}Pdf417ErrorLevel2.png", BarCodeImageFormat.Png);
//set error level 5
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417ErrorLevel = Pdf417ErrorLevel.Level5;
gen.Save($"{path}Pdf417ErrorLevel5.png", BarCodeImageFormat.Png);

Aspect Ratio Settings

Aspect Ratio is defined as the ratio between the barcode width and height. In Aspose.BarCode for .NET, to customize barcode proportions using the X and Y coordinates, the AspectRatio property of class Pdf417Parameters can be used. It is implemented as a relative coefficient to the value of the XDimension parameter. For PDF417 barcodes, the value of AspectRatio should be set between 3 and 5.

PDF417 barcodes demonstrated below have been created using different aspect ratio settings.

Aspect Ratio

Is Set to 2

Is Set to 5

The following code snippet illustrates how to set different aspect ratio values for PDF417 barcodes.

            BarcodeGenerator gen = new BarcodeGenerator(EncodeTypes.Pdf417, "Åspóse.Barcóde©");
            gen.Parameters.Barcode.XDimension.Pixels = 2;
            gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Columns = 3;
            //set aspect ratio to 2
            gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.AspectRatio = 2;
            gen.Save($"{path}Pdf417AspectRatio2.png", BarCodeImageFormat.Png);
            //set aspect ratio to 5
            gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.AspectRatio = 5;
            gen.Save($"{path}Pdf417AspectRatio5.png", BarCodeImageFormat.Png);

PDF417 Metadata Encoding

Macro PDF417 and Micro PDF417 standards enable encoding additional metainformation about data origins and identification. These metadata are encoded in barcodes along with main input information and occupy the same data blocks. Metadata can be classified into permanent and optional ones that are explained further.

Permanent Metadata Settings

Permanent metadata that determine encoding the rest of the fields include the following parameters.

Permanent Metadata Field

Description

Pdf417MacroFileID Unique identifier of a barcode series or PDF417 file that is set manually
Pdf417MacroSegmentID Current segment identifier that starts with 0 and often is accompanied with an optional field called Pdf417MacroSegmentsCount that specifies the number of barcodes in a series

The following code snippet illustrates how to manage permanent metadata for MacroPDF417 barcodes.

Console.OutputEncoding = Encoding.Unicode;
BarcodeGenerator gen = new BarcodeGenerator(EncodeTypes.MacroPdf417, "Åspóse.Barcóde©");
gen.Parameters.Barcode.XDimension.Pixels = 2;
//set metadata
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417MacroFileID = 12345678;
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417MacroSegmentID = 12;
gen.Save($"{path}MacroPdf417Permanent.png", BarCodeImageFormat.Png);
//attempt to recognize it
BarCodeReader read = new BarCodeReader(gen.GenerateBarCodeImage(), DecodeType.MacroPdf417);
foreach (BarCodeResult result in read.ReadBarCodes())
{
    Console.WriteLine("---MacroPdf417Permanent---");
    Console.WriteLine("Codetext:" + result.CodeText);
    Console.WriteLine("Pdf417MacroFileID:" + result.Extended.Pdf417.MacroPdf417FileID);
    Console.WriteLine("Pdf417MacroSegmentID:" + result.Extended.Pdf417.MacroPdf417SegmentID.ToString());
}

Optional Metadata Settings

Optional metadata include various fields that are listed in the table below.

Optional Metadata Field Description
Pdf417MacroSegmentsCount Number of barcodes in a series
Pdf417MacroFileName Name of a file
Pdf417MacroChecksum Checksum of a file that is calculated using CCITT-16 polynomial
Pdf417MacroFileSize Total size of bytes in a series
Pdf417MacroTimeStamp Time of creating/sending the file
Pdf417MacroAddressee Address of the file sender
Pdf417MacroSender Name of the file sender

The following code sample shows how to set optional metadata for MacroPDF417 barcodes.

Console.OutputEncoding = Encoding.Unicode;
BarcodeGenerator gen = new BarcodeGenerator(EncodeTypes.MacroPdf417, "Åspóse.Barcóde©");
gen.Parameters.Barcode.XDimension.Pixels = 2;
//set metadata
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417MacroFileID = 12345678;
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417MacroSegmentID = 12;
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417MacroSegmentsCount = 20;
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417MacroFileName = "file01";
//checksumm must be calculated in CCITT-16 / CRC-16-CCITT encoding
//https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclic_redundancy_check#Polynomial_representations_of_cyclic_redundancy_checks
//for the example we use random number
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417MacroChecksum = 1234;
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417MacroFileSize = 400000;
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417MacroTimeStamp = new DateTime(2019, 11, 1);
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417MacroAddressee = "street";
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417MacroSender = "aspose";
gen.Save($"{path}MacroPdf417Optional.png", BarCodeImageFormat.Png);
//attempt to recognize it
BarCodeReader read = new BarCodeReader(gen.GenerateBarCodeImage(), DecodeType.MacroPdf417);
foreach (BarCodeResult result in read.ReadBarCodes())
{
    Console.WriteLine("---MacroPdf417Optional---");
    Console.WriteLine("Codetext:" + result.CodeText);
    Console.WriteLine("Pdf417MacroFileID:" + result.Extended.Pdf417.MacroPdf417FileID);
    Console.WriteLine("Pdf417MacroSegmentID:" + result.Extended.Pdf417.MacroPdf417SegmentID.ToString());
    Console.WriteLine("Pdf417MacroSegmentsCount:" + result.Extended.Pdf417.MacroPdf417SegmentsCount.ToString());
    Console.WriteLine("Pdf417MacroFileName:" + result.Extended.Pdf417.MacroPdf417FileName);
    Console.WriteLine("Pdf417MacroChecksum:" + result.Extended.Pdf417.MacroPdf417Checksum.ToString());
    Console.WriteLine("Pdf417MacroFileSize:" + result.Extended.Pdf417.MacroPdf417FileSize.ToString());
    Console.WriteLine("Pdf417MacroTimeStamp:" + result.Extended.Pdf417.MacroPdf417TimeStamp.ToString());
    Console.WriteLine("Pdf417MacroAddressee:" + result.Extended.Pdf417.MacroPdf417Addressee);
    Console.WriteLine("Pdf417MacroSender:" + result.Extended.Pdf417.MacroPdf417Sender);
}

Unicode Metadata Settings

If required, it is possible to transmit optional metadata fields in the Unicode encoding by initializing the Pdf417MacroECIEncoding property that converts the data and sends it together with the corresponding encoding identifier. The following code sample illustrates how to use this setting for Marco PDF417 barcodes.

Console.OutputEncoding = Encoding.Unicode;
BarcodeGenerator gen = new BarcodeGenerator(EncodeTypes.MacroPdf417, "Åspóse.Barcóde©");
gen.Parameters.Barcode.XDimension.Pixels = 2;
//set metadata
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417MacroFileID = 12345678;
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417MacroSegmentID = 12;
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417MacroFileName = "伍01";
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417MacroAddressee = "街";
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417MacroSender = "компания";
//set metadata ECI UTF8
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Pdf417MacroECIEncoding = ECIEncodings.UTF8;
gen.Save($"{path}MacroPdf417ECIEncoding.png", BarCodeImageFormat.Png);
//attempt to recognize it
BarCodeReader read = new BarCodeReader(gen.GenerateBarCodeImage(), DecodeType.MacroPdf417);
foreach (BarCodeResult result in read.ReadBarCodes())
{
    Console.WriteLine("---MacroPdf417ECIEncoding---");
    Console.WriteLine("Codetext:" + result.CodeText);
    Console.WriteLine("Pdf417MacroFileID:" + result.Extended.Pdf417.MacroPdf417FileID);
    Console.WriteLine("Pdf417MacroSegmentID:" + result.Extended.Pdf417.MacroPdf417SegmentID.ToString());
    Console.WriteLine("Pdf417MacroFileName:" + result.Extended.Pdf417.MacroPdf417FileName);
    Console.WriteLine("Pdf417MacroAddressee:" + result.Extended.Pdf417.MacroPdf417Addressee);
    Console.WriteLine("Pdf417MacroSender:" + result.Extended.Pdf417.MacroPdf417Sender);
}

PDF417 Special Parameters

For the PDF417 barcode family, Aspose.BarCode for .NET allows encoding special control parameters, such as indicating hardware reader initialization and Code 128 emulation. Code snippets explaining how to work with these settings are provided further.

Hardware Reader Initialization

To encode the special flag indicating that the barcode data is intended for hardware reader initialization, developers can use the IsReaderInitialization property. The following code sample illustrates how to set this field.

BarcodeGenerator gen = new BarcodeGenerator(EncodeTypes.Pdf417, "Aspose");
gen.Parameters.Barcode.XDimension.Pixels = 2;
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Columns = 3;
//set flag that indicates that data is encoded for reader initialization
gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.IsReaderInitialization = true;
gen.Save($"{path}Pdf417ReaderInitialization.png", BarCodeImageFormat.Png);

Code 128 Emulation

To indicate that hardware readers must emulate the considered Micro PDF417 barcode as the data read from a Code 128 barcode, the Code128Emulation field needs to be initialized as demonstrated in the code snippet below.

            BarcodeGenerator gen = new BarcodeGenerator(EncodeTypes.Pdf417, "Aspose");
            gen.Parameters.Barcode.XDimension.Pixels = 2;
            gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Columns = 3;
            //set flag that encoded data must be decoded as Code 128
            gen.Parameters.Barcode.Pdf417.Code128Emulation = Code128Emulation.Code903;
            gen.Save($"{path}Pdf417Code128Emulation.png", BarCodeImageFormat.Png);