Barcode Generator in Laravel 8 Tutorial

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A barcode or bar code is a method of representing data in a visual, machine-readable form. Inside this article we will see the concept of Barcode generator in Laravel 8. There are several composer package available to generate barcode in laravel application.

This tutorial is a step by step guide to create a barcode generator. What is a Barcode?

A barcode or bar code is a method of representing data in a visual, machine-readable form.

Let’s get started.


Laravel Installation

We will create laravel project using composer. So, please make sure your system should have composer installed. If not, may be this article will help you to Install composer in system.

Here is the command to create a laravel project-

$ composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

To start the development server of Laravel –

$ php artisan serve

URL: http://127.0.0.1:8000

Assuming laravel already installed inside your system.


Install Barcode Generator Package

Open project into terminal and run this command to install.

$ composer require milon/barcode

It will install the needed files inside /vendor folder of application.


Configure Barcode Generator Package

Open app.php from /config folder of application.

Search for providers, add this line of code into array.

//...

Milon\Barcode\BarcodeServiceProvider::class,

Search for aliases, add this line of code into array.

//...

'DNS1D' => Milon\Barcode\Facades\DNS1DFacade::class,
'DNS2D' => Milon\Barcode\Facades\DNS2DFacade::class,

Create Route

Open web.php from /routes folder.

Add this route into it.

# Add this to header
use App\Http\Controllers\BarcodeController;

//...

Route::get('barcode', [BarcodeController::class, 'index'])->name('barcode.index');

Create Controller

Open project into terminal and run this artisan command.

$ php artisan make:controller BarcodeController

It will create BarcodeController.php file into /app/Http/Controllers folder.

Open BarcodeController.php and write this complete code into it.

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

class BarcodeController extends Controller
{
    public function index()
    {
        return view('barcode');
    }
}

Create Blade Layout File

Go to /resources/views folder and create a file with name barcode.blade.php.

Open barcode.blade.php and write this complete code into it.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>

<head>
    <title>Barcode Generator Laravel 8 Tutorial</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.4.1/css/bootstrap.min.css">
</head>

<body>
    <div class="container">
        <h3>Barcode Generator Laravel 8 Tutorial</h3>
        <hr/>
        <div class="row">
            <div class="col-md-8">
                <div>{!! DNS1D::getBarcodeHTML('4445645656', 'C39') !!}</div><br />
                <div>{!! DNS1D::getBarcodeHTML('4445645656', 'POSTNET') !!}</div><br />
                <div>{!! DNS1D::getBarcodeHTML('4445645656', 'PHARMA') !!}</div><br />
                <div>{!! DNS2D::getBarcodeHTML('4445645656', 'QRCODE') !!}</div><br />
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
</body>

</html>
  • getBarcodeHTML() This is method in which we need to pass text and barcode format type.

Application Testing

Open project to terminal and type the command to start development server

$ php artisan serve

URL: http://127.0.0.1:8000/barcode

To learn more about this composer package and it’s settings, Click here to go.

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