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Download and Process file - VB.NET

BarCode Reader SDK sample in VB.NET demonstrating ‘Download and Process file’

Imports System.IO
Imports Bytescout.BarCodeReader

Class Program
    Friend Shared Sub Main(args As String())

        Dim reader As New Reader()
        reader.RegistrationName = "demo"
        reader.RegistrationKey = "demo"

        ' Limit search to 1-dimensional barcodes only (exclude 2D barcodes to speed up the processing).
        ' Change to barcodeReader.BarcodeTypesToFind.SetAll() to scan for all supported 1D and 2D barcode types
        ' or select specific type, e.g. barcodeReader.BarcodeTypesToFind.PDF417 = True
        reader.BarcodeTypesToFind.All1D = True

        Console.WriteLine("Reading barcodes from PDF document...")

        ' -----------------------------------------------------------------------
        ' NOTE: We can read barcodes from specific page to increase performance .
        ' For sample please refer to "Decoding barcodes from PDF by pages" program.
        ' ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 

        ' Input url of pdf document containing barcodes
        Dim inputUrl As String = ""

        ' Get memory stream from url
        Dim oStream As Stream = GetStreamFromUrl(inputUrl)

        ' Read from input stream

        For Each barcode As FoundBarcode In reader.FoundBarcodes
            Console.WriteLine("Found barcode with type '{0}' and value '{1}' at page {2} at {3}", barcode.Type, barcode.Value, barcode.Page, barcode.Rect.ToString())

        ' Cleanup

        Console.WriteLine("Press any key to continue.")
    End Sub

    ''' <summary>
    ''' Get stream from Url
    ''' </summary>
    Private Shared Function GetStreamFromUrl(ByVal url As String) As Stream

        Dim oData As Byte() = Nothing

        Using wc As New System.Net.WebClient()
            oData = wc.DownloadData(url)
        End Using

        Return New MemoryStream(oData)

    End Function

End Class

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