There is no need to re-engineer host applications if you want to use barcodes. The EscapeE barcode plug-in will work with any PCL/HPGL print file. Just mark-up the fields containing the barcode data and EscapeE will rewrite the document complete with the barcode ready for printing.
The EscapeE barcode plug-in supports most industry standard barcodes including PDF417 and DataMatrix 2D barcodes.
There is no need to calculate complicated checksums, program ActiveX components or select fonts. If you can print to file using a PCL5/HPGL driver, the RedTitan EscapeE PCL Viewer will add perfectly formed barcodes.
All you need to do is print.