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Ready to Use UI Components

The Ready-To-Use UI (RTU UI) Components is an easy way to integrate and customize high-level UI components (View Controllers for iOS and Activities for Android) for the most common tasks in Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK. The design and behavior of these RTU UI Components are based on our many years of experience as well as the feedback from our SDK customers.

If you need more customization options you have to implement custom screens (View Controllers for iOS and Activities for Android) using our Classic UI Component (not available for Xamarin.Forms).

Barcode Scanner

using ScanbotBarcodeSDK.Forms;
using Xamarin.Forms;

public async void OpenBarcodeScanner() {
var configuration = new BarcodeScannerConfiguration()
{
TopBarBackgroundColor = Color.Red,
AcceptedFormats = new List<BarcodeFormat>()
{
BarcodeFormat.Code25,
BarcodeFormat.Code128,
BarcodeFormat.Aztec
},
// Look up 'BarcodeScannerConfiguration' for many other properties
};

BarcodeResultBundle result = await SBSDK.Scanner.Open(configuration);

// Use the result...
}

For a fully fledged example, please see our example app scanbot-barcode-scanner-sdk-example-xamarin on GitHub.

Batch Barcode Scanner

var configuration = new BatchBarcodeScannerConfiguration
{
TopBarBackgroundColor = Color.Red,
AcceptedFormats = new List<BarcodeFormat>()
{
BarcodeFormat.Code25,
BarcodeFormat.Code128,
BarcodeFormat.Aztec
}
// Look up 'BatchBarcodeScannerConfiguration' for many other properties
};
BarcodeResultBundle result = await SBSDK.Scanner.OpenBatch(config);

For a fully fledged example, please see our example app scanbot-barcode-scanner-sdk-example-xamarin on GitHub.

Classic UI Components

Our Classic UI Components allows you to build custom screens which are very flexible and fully customizable. It is a set of easy to integrate and customize components (Views, Buttons, Handlers, Controllers, etc.) which can be embedded and extended in your custom screens.

For more details please see the documentation of our native Barcode Scanner SDKs for iOS and Android as well as our example apps.

For a fully functional example, please see our example app scanbot-barcode-scanner-sdk-example-xamarin on GitHub.

Classic UI Example

Start by creating a new activity and customizing your layout:

example_barcode_activity.xml

<FrameLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
tools:context=".DemoBarcodeCameraXViewActivity">

<io.scanbot.sdk.ui.camera.ScanbotCameraXView
android:id="@+id/camerax"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent" />

<View
android:id="@+id/finder_overlay"
android:layout_width="300dp"
android:layout_height="300dp"
android:layout_gravity="center_vertical|center_horizontal"
android:background="@drawable/container_bg" />

<ImageView
android:id="@+id/result"
android:layout_width="100dp"
android:layout_height="100dp"
android:layout_gravity="bottom|right"
android:contentDescription="snap_result"/>
</FrameLayout>

ExampleBarcodeActivity.cs

1) Make sure to include the Scanbot SDK usings:

using IO.Scanbot.Sdk.Barcode;
using IO.Scanbot.Sdk.Barcode.Entity;
using IO.Scanbot.Sdk.Barcode.UI;
using IO.Scanbot.Sdk.Barcode_scanner;
using IO.Scanbot.Sdk.Camera;
using IO.Scanbot.Sdk.UI.Camera;

//...

2) Inside your namespace declaration, declare your activity and configure permissions check/request

[Activity(Theme = "@style/AppTheme")]
public class ExampleBarcodeActivity : AppCompatActivity
{
ScanbotCameraXView cameraView;
ImageView resultView;

const int REQUEST_PERMISSION_CODE = 200;
public string[] Permissions
{
get => new string[] { Manifest.Permission.Camera };
}

protected override void OnResume()
{
base.OnResume();
var status = ContextCompat.CheckSelfPermission(this, Permissions[0]);
if (status != Permission.Granted)
{
ActivityCompat.RequestPermissions(this, Permissions, REQUEST_PERMISSION_CODE);
}
}

//...
}

3) Create a result handler class

class BarcodeResultDelegate : BarcodeDetectorResultHandlerWrapper
{
public EventHandler<BarcodeScanningResult> Success;

public override bool HandleResult(BarcodeScanningResult result, SdkLicenseError error)
{
if (!MainActivity.SDK.LicenseInfo.IsValid || error != null || result == null)
{
return false;
}

Success?.Invoke(this, result);
return true;
}
}

4) Initialize the SDK components in the activity's OnCreate:

protected override void OnCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState)
{
base.OnCreate(savedInstanceState);

// Inflate your XML layout
SetContentView(Resource.Layout.example_barcode_activity);

// Retrieve camera and result view
cameraView = FindViewById<ScanbotCameraXView>(Resource.Id.camerax);
resultView = FindViewById<ImageView>(Resource.Id.result);

// Create Barcode Detector
var barcodeDetector = new ScanbotBarcodeScannerSDK(this).CreateBarcodeDetector();

// Configure Barcode Detector
barcodeDetector.ModifyConfig(new Function1Impl<BarcodeScannerConfigBuilder>((response) => {
response.SetSaveCameraPreviewFrame(true);
response.SetBarcodeFormats(BarcodeTypes.Instance.AcceptedTypes);
}));

// Configure and attach result handler
var resultHandler = new BarcodeResultDelegate();
resultHandler.Success += OnBarcodeResult;
ScanbotCameraViewWrapper.InitDetectionBehavior(cameraView, barcodeDetector, resultHandler, new Java.Lang.Long(1000));
}

private void OnBarcodeResult(object sender, BarcodeEventArgs e)
{
// TODO: Handle your result here
}

Enable continuous focus

For a better user experience, let's also enable continuous focus by implementing ICameraOpenCallback

public class ExampleBarcodeActivity : AppCompatActivity, ICameraOpenCallback
{
public void OnCameraOpened()
{
cameraView.Post(delegate
{
cameraView.ContinuousFocus();
});
}
//...

And setting the callback in the activity OnCreate

protected override void OnCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState)
{
cameraView = FindViewById<ScanbotCameraXView>(Resource.Id.camerax);
cameraView.SetCameraOpenCallback(this);
//...

Auto-snapping

You can also enable auto-snapping to capture a picture everytime a barcode is detected. To do so, let's first define and implement a Picture Callback:

class PictureResultDelegate : PictureCallback
{
class PictureTakenEventArgs : EventArgs
{
public byte[] Image { get; private set; }
public int Orientation { get; private set; }

public PictureTakenEventArgs(byte[] image, int orientation)
{
Image = image;
Orientation = orientation;
}
}

public EventHandler<PictureTakenEventArgs> PictureTaken;

public override void OnPictureTaken(byte[] image, CaptureInfo captureInfo)
{
PictureTaken?.Invoke(this, new PictureTakenEventArgs(image, captureInfo.ImageOrientation));
}
}

Then, in the activity OnCreate:

protected override void OnCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState)
{
// ...

// Attach snapping controller
var snappingcontroller = BarcodeAutoSnappingController.Attach(cameraView, barcodeDetector);
snappingcontroller.SetSensitivity(1f);

// Add picture delegate
var pictureDelegate = new PictureResultDelegate();
cameraView.AddPictureCallback(pictureDelegate);
pictureDelegate.PictureTaken += OnPictureTaken;
}

public void OnPictureTaken(object sender, PictureTakenEventArgs args)
{
var image = args.Image;
var orientation = args.Orientation;

// Decoding the bytes array
var bitmap = BitmapFactory.DecodeByteArray(image, 0, image.Length);
if (bitmap == null) { return; }

// Rotating the bitmap according to the image orientation
var matrix = new Matrix();
matrix.SetRotate(orientation, bitmap.Width / 2, bitmap.Height / 2);
var rotatedBitmap = Bitmap.CreateBitmap(bitmap, 0, 0, bitmap.Width, bitmap.Height, matrix, false);

// TODO: Here you can use 'rotatedBitmap'
}

Detection on the Image

Not only can you scan barcodes, the SDK also offers the option to detect barcodes on an existing still image (e.g. JPG file from Photo Library).

List<Barcode> barcodes = await SBSDK.Operations.DetectBarcodesFrom(DetectBarcodesOnImageConfiguration configuration);

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