What is is a C#/.net-library for encoding and decoding DataMatrix codes in any common format (png, jpg, bmp, gif, ...). The library is documented in the project's Wiki. Version 0.4.4 contains minor bugfixes and a minor change (margin color is now the same as background color). In addition, .net Compact Framework is not supported anymore - please use version 0.4.2. also includes a utility program (CodePdfCreator) for creating PDF files containing DataMatrix codes and other 2D-codes and barcodes (utilizing iTextSharp) and a command line tool for creating images containing DataMatrix codes in various formats. is now released under a GPL/LGPL dual license.


The currently available version is version 0.4.4 has beta status

Previous releases can be fetched from the sourceforge project page.
You can also check the code out at sourceforge:

svn co datamatrixnet

Feel free to report bugs, feature requests, ideas, ... to michfasch at gmx dot at


The money donated to the project will be split up: 1/3 will go to the Austrian non-profit organization Vision without Frontiers, a group of ophthalmologists conducting eye surgery in third world countries; 1/3 will go to the developers of libdmtx, hence they provided a good basis for; 1/3 will go to the developers of

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