The BarTender .NET SDKs
Support C# & VB.NET and Integrate
with Microsoft Visual Studio
Before the BarTender SDKs started shipping, the only way to programmatically
control BarTender from within other software was through BarTender’s ActiveX
Automation interface. This continues to be an extremely powerful and flexible
way to control BarTender. However, .NET programmers now have a faster, easier
option. Using the pre-written source code and supplied library functions
provided by the BarTender SDKs, C# and VB.NET developers can seamlessly
integrate label printing functionality into their applications without having
to write from scratch the most commonly-needed routines necessary to automate
Support for Microsoft's Visual Studio includes:
Intellisense-assisted typing to speed up the writing of source code.
Easy insertion of SDK assembly references into your new .NET projects.
All referenced BarTender SDK libraries are automatically copied to your project
at compile time, which simplifies the installation and distribution of your
The BarTender .NET SDKs are supported by a truly exhaustive help system.
However, in the following sequence, you can see how the "Intellisense" feature
in Microsoft's Visual Studio works with the BarTender SDKs to help you use the
available library functions without your having to look up their syntax.