Modified Code 39 With Custom Start Value? Follow

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Hi,

I have a vendor that's used a very simple 2 character Code 39 barcode with a custom start string on an embedded inventory/process management solution I'm using.

The start character is BBW (B=Wide Black, W=Wide White) followed by a simple 2 character Code 39 code.

Using BT8, I've been reprinting the barcodes when needed by stripping the start and end character and inserting a black vertical line before the code, then tweaking until sizing, spacing and alignment is right.

This works fine, but has to be re-tweaked when the label is scaled.

Is there a more eloquent solution that doesn't involve my 'drawing in' the start code?

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[quote name='Joe Walsh' timestamp='1345234364' post='3099']
Hi,

I have a vendor that's used a very simple 2 character Code 39 barcode with a custom start string on an embedded inventory/process management solution I'm using.

The start character is BBW (B=Wide Black, W=Wide White) followed by a simple 2 character Code 39 code.

Using BT8, I've been reprinting the barcodes when needed by stripping the start and end character and inserting a black vertical line before the code, then tweaking until sizing, spacing and alignment is right.

This works fine, but has to be re-tweaked when the label is scaled.

Is there a more eloquent solution that doesn't involve my 'drawing in' the start code?
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Do you know what their custom start string consists of? If you have that information, you can recreate the barcode by changing the start character to 'set by data source' and just adding the appropriate start characters to the beginning of the data (either as part of the string or as a separate substring).
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Thanks,

The start code isn't an existing known character that I know of. It's two wide black bars followed by a wide white space.

They chose this start sequence to save space.
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Here is another way to create Code39 in .net.[b]businessrefinery.com/products/barcode_net/barcodes/net-code-39.html[/b]

1,Install .NET Winforms Barcode Control;
2,Add .NET Winforms Barcode Control onto your .NET Visual Studio Toolbox;
3,Drag and drop the WinLinearBarcode control into the Forms;
4,Run the website and you will see a barcode image generated.

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