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Introduction | Xamarin Barcode Scanner

The Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK for Xamarin brings barcode scanning capabilities to your mobile Android and iOS apps. For more details visit our website.

Our ScanbotBarcodeSDK.Xamarin NuGet package contains Xamarin bindings of the native Scanbot SDKs for Android and iOS. It supports the most features that are provided by the native SDKs.

The package ScanbotBarcodeSDK.Xamarin.Forms is based on ScanbotBarcodeSDK.Xamarin and contains wrappers for use with Xamarin.Forms. It provides ready-to-use UI screen components for several scanning use cases.

Package and Pricing Information

The Scanbot SDK can be licensed in several packages.

  • Package 0 provides access to the Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK.
  • Package 1 includes the Scanbot Document Scanner in addition to the Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK.
  • Package 2 adds OCR and MRZ scanning capabilities to the Scanbot Document Scanner SDK.
  • Package 3 provides access to the full Scanbot SDK, which includes all features and modules, such as the Generic Document Scanner and Check Scanner.

It's important to note that the Scanbot SDK is available on a fixed-price model. This means that it comes with an annual fixed fee, which is based on the required package and the number of applications or domains the SDK is integrated into. This fee remains the same regardless of how much scanning is performed. You can request a quote here.


The following functionality is covered by the Xamarin SDK:

  • Scanning of 1D and 2D barcodes
  • Recognition of 1D and 2D barcodes on still images (e.g. JPG files)
  • Support for multiple barcode scanning and recognition
  • Ready-to-Use UI Components for Xamarin.Forms and Xamarin Native (Android and iOS)
  • Classical SDK Components for Xamarin Native (Android and iOS) with full customization support


Dev Tools

  • Latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio with Xamarin Platform
  • For Xamarin.Forms projects: Xamarin.Forms v2.2+ and higher
  • For iOS development: macOS with latest Xcode and Command Line Tools
  • For Android development: Android SDK

Mobile Platforms

  • Android 5.0 (API Level 21) and higher
  • iOS 13 and higher

Mobile Devices

  • Rear-facing camera with autofocus
  • Supported CPUs and Architectures:
  • Android: armeabi-v7, arm64-v8a, x86, x86_64
  • iOS: arm64, x86_64

No Internet Connection Required

The Scanbot SDK works completely offline. It does not even contain any networking code. This can easily be verified by routing all networking traffic coming from the app through a proxy. All data generated by the Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK is only stored on the end user's device and in absolutely no case ever transferred to a server / cloud service controlled by us. You as the customer will need to take care of uploading the scans / data to your backend, if desired.

Simulators / Emulators

While it is possible to test your app with the Scanbot SDK on simulators/emulators, we strongly recommend using real Android/iOS devices. Depending on the emulated camera you may not be able to test/evaluate the full functionality of the Scanbot SDK.

Example Apps

Check out our example apps for Xamarin Native and Xamarin.Forms on GitHub:

Get in Touch

If you need further information or are interested in licensing the Scanbot SDK please get in touch with our solution experts.


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