Barcode Generator in Laravel 8 Tutorial

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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.


Installation of Laravel 8 Application

Laravel Installation can be done in two ways.

  • Laravel Installer
  • By using composer

Laravel Installer

To install Laravel via Laravel installer, we need to install it’s installer first. We need to make use of composer for that.

$ composer global require laravel/installer

This command will install laravel installer at system. This installation is at global scope, so you type command from any directory at terminal. To verify type the given command –

$ laravel

This command will open a command palette of Laravel Installer.

To create ad install laravel project in system,

$ laravel new blog

With the name of blog a laravel project will be created at your specified path.

By using composer

Alternatively, we can also install Laravel by Composer command create-project. If your system doesn’t has Composer Installed, Click here to Install Composer ? Here is the complete command to create a laravel project-

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

After following these steps we can install a Laravel 8 application into system. To start the development server of Laravel –

$ php artisan serve

This command outputs –

Starting Laravel development server: http://127.0.0.1:8000

Assuming laravel 8 already installed at 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>

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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