Laravel 8 Barcode Generator Tutorial

Laravel 8 barcode generator example. In this tutorial, i would like to show you how to generate or create barcode in laravel 8 using milon/barcode package.

Using this milon/barcode package, you can generate simple bar code, image bar code, text bar code in laravel 8 app.

In this tutorial, i will use milon/barcode package to generate simple, text, numeric and image barcode in laravel 8 app.

Laravel 8 BarCode Generator Tutorial

Use the below given simple steps to generate different types of bar code in laravel 8:

  • Step 1 – Install Laravel 8 Application
  • Step 2 – Database Configuration
  • Step 3 – Installing Barcode Generator Package
  • Step 4 – Configure Barcode Generator Package
  • Step 5 – Create Routes
  • Step 6 – Creating Bar Code Controller
  • Step 7 – Create Blade View
  • Step 8 – Run Development Server
  • Step 9 – Run This App on Browser

Step 1 – Install Laravel 8 Application

In step 1, install laravel 8 new setup. So, open terminal and type the following command to install new laravel 8 app into your machine:

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel LaravelPDFGenerate

Step 2 – Database Configuration

In step 2, configure database with your downloded/installed laravel 8 app. So, you need to find .env file and setup database details as following:

DB_CONNECTION=mysql
DB_HOST=127.0.0.1
DB_PORT=3306
DB_DATABASE=db name
DB_USERNAME=db user name
DB_PASSWORD=db password

Step 3 – Installing Barcode Generator Package

In step 3, install milon/barcode package in laravel 8 app via following command:

composer require milon/barcode

Step 4 – Configure Barcode Generator Package

In step 4, configure the milon/barcode package in laravel 8 app. So, Open the providers/config/app.php file and register the  provider and aliases for milon/barcode.

'providers' => [
	....
    Milon\Barcode\BarcodeServiceProvider::class,
],
  
'aliases' => [
	....
    'DNS1D' => Milon\Barcode\Facades\DNS1DFacade::class,
    'DNS2D' => Milon\Barcode\Facades\DNS2DFacade::class,
]

Step 5 – Create Routes

In step 5, add the bar code generation routes in web.php file, which is located inside routes directory:

use App\Http\Controllers\BarCodeController;

Route::get(bar-code', [BarCodeController::class, 'index'])

Step 6 – Creating BarCode Controller

In this step, create generate barcode controller file by using the following command:

php artisan make:controller BarCodeController

Then navigate to app/http/controllers and open BarCodeController.php file. And add the simple barcode generation code into it:

<?php
  
namespace App\Http\Controllers;
  
use Illuminate\Http\Request;

  
class BarCodeController extends Controller
{
    public function index()
    {
        return view('barcode-generator');
    }

}

Step 7 – Create Blade View

In step 7, create barcode-generator blade view file inside resources/views directory. And then add the following code into it:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Laravel 8 Barcode Generator Tutorial</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="{{asset('css/app.css')}}">
   </head>
<body>
   <h2>Laravel 8 Barcode Generator Examples</h2>
<div class="container text-center mt-2">
   <h2 class="mb-2 mb-2">One-Dimensional (1D) Barcode Types</h2>
   <div>{!!DNS1D::getBarcodeHTML(8889899, 'C39')!!}</div></br>
   <div>{!!DNS1D::getBarcodeHTML(5436564, 'S25')!!}</div></br>
   <div>{!!DNS1D::getBarcodeHTML(77656765, 'I25')!!}</div></br>
   <div>{!!DNS1D::getBarcodeHTML(6435636, 'MSI+')!!}</div></br>
   <div>{!!DNS1D::getBarcodeHTML(25547, 'POSTNET')!!}</div></br>
 </div>
</body>
</html>

Step 8 – Run Development Server

In step 8, open command prompt and type the below given command to run development server:

php artisan serve

Step 8 – Run this App On Browser

Now, open your browser and hit the following url on it:

http://127.0.0.1:8000/bar-code

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