These controls help integrate barcodes functionality into Microsoft Access. Several tutorials and options are provided to meet various requirements. This one is compatible with MS Access 2000, Access 2003 and Access 2007.
Pros: MS Access Bar code Integration Kit helps Integrate barcodes into Microsoft Access. This kit is compatible with MS Access 2000 and higher versions including the 2003 and the 2007 versions. Barcode functionality include generation and printing of barcodes in several different standards that are available/popular currently. These include Code-128, GS1-128, Intelligent Mail, Code 3 of 9, PDF-417 and DataMatrix. In fact the integration can be done into several other MS applications such as Excel, Word etc.
Complete documentation provides support for integrating the package several ways depending on the requirements. ActiveX controls, native barcode generators, barcode fonts, VBA macros, barcode label software or barcode image generators. The ActiveX control package is the most versatile of the variations available. The required ActiveX controls will need to be installed on all the machines that are required to generate barcode.
The native barcode generator version embeds the functionality within databases and database applications. These applications then can be distributed with the functionality embedded. With this integrated into the database no other component/font needs to be installed for creating barcode. This package is tailored for use with Access and source code is supplied for ease of customization.
Cons: On the face of it no obvious problems. Problems can only be noticed on detailed use and customization efforts. Such efforts can bring out if there are code related problems.
Overall: Bar codes are an integral part of commercial activity today. This integration package allows integration of bar code functionality to not only MS Access but several other packages. Documentation provided supports the integration process thoroughly. This application certainly rates 4 stars.