The Installation section provides information on:

System requirements

Operating systems

  • Windows 7, 8, 10
  • Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012

Languages and environment

Dynamsoft Barcode Reader Windows Edition provides C, C++, C#, VB.NET, and Java APIs.

API Environment
C, C++ Visual Studio 2008 and above
.NET .NET Framework 2.0 and above;
.NET 32 and 64 bit
Java JDK 1.7

How to obtain the Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK

Option 1: Download from website

To install Dynamsoft Barcode Reader Windows Edition on your development machine, you can download the SDK from the Dynamsoft website and run the setup program. The trial installer includes a free trial license valid for 30 days.

After installation, you can find samples for supported platforms in the Samples folder under the installation folder.

Option 2: Download package from NuGet (.NET only)

What's NuGet package

NuGet is the package manager for .NET. NuGet packages make it easy to add, remove, and update libraries and tools in Visual Studio projects that use the .NET Framework.

To learn more about NuGet, please visit

Install NuGet

Visual Studio 2012 or above includes NuGet by default. For older version of Visual Studio, you can install NuGet Extension manually using the Extension Manager. See Installing NuGet client tools >

With the NuGet extension installed, in the Visual Studio Tools menu, you will see Library Package Manager (VS2012) or NuGet Package Manager (VS2015).

Add Dynamsoft Barcode Reader NuGet package

Dynamsoft Barcode Reader NuGet package can be found at The NuGet Package Manager is configured by default to use for packages' sources.

To add Dynamsoft Barcode Reader NuGet package to your application:

  1. In Visual Studio, open the NuGet Package Manager using one of the following ways:

    • Click Tools > Library Package Manager (VS2012) or NuGet Package Manager (VS2015) > Manage NuGet Packages for Solution
    • Right-click on the project or solution in the Solution Explorer and choose Manage NuGet Packages for Solution
  2. In the opened window, select Online > in the left panel. You can type Dynamsoft.DotNet.Barcode in the search box and click the Install button to install the package.

    After installing the package, you will see the newly added assemblies in the References folder of your application. The required native binaries or additional resources of the package will be copied to the Output directory after building the project.

  3. Add the following namespace to your code.

    using Dynamsoft.Barcode;
  4. Get and set the license key. See Licensing and Distributing >

    To learn more about how to use NuGet packages, see Install and manage NuGet packages in Visual Studio.

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