VintaSoft Barcode .NET SDK is the professional .NET barcode reader and barcode generator component for software developer. It recognizes and writes 1D & 2D barcodes in digital images and PDF. The Barcode SDK is delivered also for WPF and Silverlight environments. The barcode reader algorithm recognizes barcodes from image object, image file, image stream or image resources of PDF document, identifies the type of found barcode, returns the string value and confidence to the value of each recognized barcodes. The barcode generator algorithm creates either a barcode raster image with specified size and resolution or a barcode vector appearance. Supported 1D (linear) barcode types: Codabar, Code 11, Code 128, Code 16K, Code 32, Code 39, Code 39 Extended, Code 93, EAN-13, EAN-8, GS1-128, GS1 DataBar Family, IATA 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, ISBN, ISMN, ISSN, ITF-14, JAN-13, JAN-8, Matrix 2 of 5, MSI, OPC, Patch Code, Plus 2, Plus 5, Pharmacode, PZN, RSS Family, SSCC-18, Standard 2 of 5, Telepen, UPCA, UPCE, VICS BOL, VICS SCAC PRO, VIN. Supported postal barcode types: Australian Post, Deutsche Post Identcode, Deutsche Post Leitcode, DHL AWB, Dutch KIX, FedEx Ground 96, Intelligent Mail, Mailmark 4-State C, Mailmark 4-State L, Planet, Postnet, Royal Mail, Swiss PostParcel. Supported 2D barcode types: Aztec, Data Matrix, GS1 Data Matrix, MaxiCode, PDF417, PDF417 Compact, Micro PDF417, Royal Mail Mailmark CMDM, PPN, QR Code, Micro QR Code, GS1 QR. This barcode recognition SDK also implements 3 barcode print quality tests based on: ISO/IEC 15415 for 2D matrix barcodes (Aztec, DataMatrix, QR Code), ISO/IEC 15416 for all supported 1D linear barcodes and on both for PDF417 barcode symbologies, and provides advanced document cleanup functions (noise removal, smoothing, automatic threshold detection, erode) to improve results of barcode recognition in .NET. SDK was tested and has examples of use in Visual Studio .NET 2005-2013 for VB.NET, C# and ASP.NET.