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Create QR Code in Excel - Microsoft Excel

QR Code SDK sample in Microsoft Excel demonstrating ‘Create QR Code in Excel’

' IMPORTANT: This demo uses VBA so if you have it disabled please temporary enable
' by going to Tools - Macro - Security.. and changing the security mode to ""Medium""
' to Ask if you want enable macro or not. Then close and reopen this Excel document

' You should have evaluation version of the ByteScout QRCode SDK installed to get it working - get it from

'References used
'ByteScout QRCode SDK
' ==============================================================
'1) Add "ByteScout QRCode SDK" reference in Tools -> References
'2) Loop through the values from the Column A for which barcode has to be generated
'3) Parse the value to barcode object to generate the barcode.
'4) Save the generated barcode image.
'5) Insert the barcode image in the column B.
'6) Repeat the steps 3 to 5 till the last value in column A

Option Explicit

' declare function to get temporary folder (where we could save barcode images temporary)
Declare Function GetTempPath _
Lib "kernel32" Alias "GetTempPathA" _
(ByVal nBufferLength As Long, _
ByVal lpBuffer As String) As Long
' function to return path to temporary folder
Public Function fncGetTempPath() As String
    Dim PathLen As Long
    Dim WinTempDir As String
    Dim BufferLength As Long
    BufferLength = 260
    WinTempDir = Space(BufferLength)
    PathLen = GetTempPath(BufferLength, WinTempDir)
    If Not PathLen = 0 Then
        fncGetTempPath = Left(WinTempDir, PathLen)
        fncGetTempPath = CurDir()
    End If
End Function

Sub Barcode_Click()

'Fetch the Worksheet
Dim mySheet As Worksheet
Set mySheet = Worksheets(1)                 'Barcode_Data Sheet

'temp path to save the Barcode images
Dim filePath As String
filePath = fncGetTempPath()            'Change the Path But should end with Backslash( \ )

'Prepare the ByteScout QRCode object
Dim myBarcode As New Bytescout_BarCode_QRCode.QRCode
myBarcode.RegistrationName = "demo"         'Change the name for full version
myBarcode.RegistrationKey = "demo"          'Change the key for full version

myBarcode.DrawCaption = True                'Showing Barcode Captions in the Barcode Image

' first clean the B column from old images (if any)
Dim Sh As Shape
With mySheet
   For Each Sh In .Shapes
       If Not Application.Intersect(Sh.TopLeftCell, .Range("B1:B50")) Is Nothing Then
         If Sh.Type = msoPicture Then Sh.Delete
       End If
    Next Sh
End With

' now generate new barcodes and insert into cells in the column B
' Repeat the steps for each row from 2 to 6
Dim myVal As Integer

For myVal = 2 To 6                          'change the code to all rows with values
    'Parse the Value from the Column A to Bytescout Barcode Object
    myBarcode.Value = mySheet.Cells(myVal, 1).Text
    'Save the barcode image to a file in temporary folder
    myBarcode.SaveImage filePath & "myBarcode" & myVal & ".png"
    'Insert the Barcode image to the Column B and resize them to fit the cell.
    With mySheet.Pictures.Insert(filePath & "myBarcode" & myVal & ".png")
        .ShapeRange.LockAspectRatio = True ' lock aspect ratio
        .Left = mySheet.Cells(myVal, 2).Left + 1 ' set left
        .Top = mySheet.Cells(myVal, 2).Top + 1 ' set right
        .PrintObject = True ' allow printing this object
        .Placement = xlMove ' set placement mode to move but do not resize with the cell
        .ShapeRange.ScaleHeight 1, True ' set height scale to 1 (no scale)
        .ShapeRange.ScaleWidth 1, True ' set width scale to 1 (no scale)
    End With
Next myVal ' move to next cell in the column

' Release the Barcode Object.
Set myBarcode = Nothing

End Sub

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