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Asp.Net Generate and Read QR Code in Web Application using C#, VB.NET

Apr 3, 2017

Here we will learn how to create or generate QR code in web application using c#, with example or dynamically generate and display QR code using c#, with example or generate and read QR code in using zxing.Net library in c#, with example. By using “Zxing.Net” library in we can easily generate and read QR code in c#, with example based on our requirements.


In by using “Zxing.Net” library we can generate QR code and read data from that image based on our requirements.

To use “Zxing.Net” library in our application first create new web application and add Zxing.Net library for that right click on your application à select Manage Nuget Packages à Go to Browse Tab à Search for Zxing.Net à From the list select ZxingNet and install it. Once we install the component that will show like as shown following.

Install package to create QR code in web application
Once we install Zxing.Net package in our application now open your aspx page and write the code like as shown following.

<html xmlns="">
<head runat="server">
<title>Generate and Read QR Code in Asp.Net</title>
<form id="form1" runat="server">
<asp:TextBox ID="txtCode" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>
<asp:Button ID="btnGenerate" runat="server" Text="Generate QR Code" OnClick="btnGenerate_Click" />
<hr />
<asp:Image ID="imgQRCode" Width="100px" Height="100px" runat="server" Visible="false" />     <br /><br />
<asp:Button ID="btnRead" Text="Read QR Image" runat="server" OnClick="btnRead_Click" />  <br /><br />
<asp:Label ID="lblQRCode" runat="server"></asp:Label>

Now open code behind file and write the code like as shown following

C# Code

using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Drawing.Imaging;
using System.IO;
using ZXing;

public partial class GenerateQRCode : System.Web.UI.Page
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)

protected void btnGenerate_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
protected void btnRead_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
// Generate QRCode
private void GenerateCode(string name)
var writer = new BarcodeWriter();
writer.Format = BarcodeFormat.QR_CODE;
var result = writer.Write(name);
string path = Server.MapPath("~/images/QRImage.jpg");
var barcodeBitmap = new Bitmap(result);

using (MemoryStream memory = new MemoryStream())
using (FileStream fs = new FileStream(path, FileMode.Create, FileAccess.ReadWrite))
barcodeBitmap.Save(memory, ImageFormat.Jpeg);
byte[] bytes = memory.ToArray();
fs.Write(bytes, 0, bytes.Length);
imgQRCode.Visible = true;
imgQRCode.ImageUrl = "~/images/QRImage.jpg";

// Read Code from QR Image
private void ReadQRCode()
var reader = new BarcodeReader();
string filename = Path.Combine(Request.MapPath("~/images"), "QRImage.jpg");
// Detect and decode the barcode inside the bitmap
var result = reader.Decode(new Bitmap(filename));
if (result != null)
lblQRCode.Text = "QR Code: "+ result.Text;


Imports System.Drawing
Imports System.Drawing.Imaging
Imports System.IO
Imports ZXing
Partial Class VBCode
Inherits System.Web.UI.Page
Protected Sub Page_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)

End Sub
Protected Sub btnGenerate_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
End Sub
Protected Sub btnRead_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
End Sub
' Generate QRCode
Private Sub GenerateCode(name As String)
Dim writer = New BarcodeWriter()
writer.Format = BarcodeFormat.QR_CODE
Dim result = writer.Write(name)
Dim path As String = Server.MapPath("~/images/QRImage.jpg")
Dim barcodeBitmap = New Bitmap(result)

Using memory As New MemoryStream()
Using fs As New FileStream(path, FileMode.Create, FileAccess.ReadWrite)
barcodeBitmap.Save(memory, ImageFormat.Jpeg)
Dim bytes As Byte() = memory.ToArray()
fs.Write(bytes, 0, bytes.Length)
End Using
End Using
imgQRCode.Visible = True
imgQRCode.ImageUrl = "~/images/QRImage.jpg"

End Sub
' Read Code from QR Image
Private Sub ReadQRCode()
Dim reader = New BarcodeReader()
Dim filename As String = Path.Combine(Request.MapPath("~/images"), "QRImage.jpg")
' Detect and decode the barcode inside the bitmap
Dim result = reader.Decode(New Bitmap(filename))
If result IsNot Nothing Then
lblQRCode.Text = "QR Code: " + result.Text
End If
End Sub
End Class

If you observe above code we added a namespace “Zxing” reference in our application to generate and read QR code in our web applications.


When we run above code we will get result like as shown below

Asp.Net Generate and Read QR Code in Web Application using C#, VB.NET

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Unknown said...

Sir can you update with checkbox details

Unknown said...

If checbox is selected it should generate the selected items and generate the Qr code

Anonymous said...

nice one...

Unknown said...

how we add two textbox and generate qr code using this data

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Bharathan said...

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