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    5r1m-phonegap-plugin-barcodescanner

    1.3.0 • Public • Published

    PhoneGap Plugin BarcodeScanner

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    Build Status

    Cross-platform BarcodeScanner for Cordova / PhoneGap.

    Follows the Cordova Plugin spec, so that it works with Plugman.

    Installation

    This requires phonegap 7.1.0+ ( current stable v8.0.0 )

    phonegap plugin add phonegap-plugin-barcodescanner
    

    It is also possible to install via repo url directly ( unstable )

    phonegap plugin add https://github.com/phonegap/phonegap-plugin-barcodescanner.git
    

    Optional variables: This plugin requires the Android support library v4. The minimum version is 24.1.0. Default value is 27.+. Check out the latest version here.

    phonegap plugin add phonegap-plugin-barcodescanner --variable ANDROID_SUPPORT_V4_VERSION="27.1.1"
    

    Supported Platforms

    • Android
    • iOS
    • Windows (Windows/Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10)
    • Browser

    Note: the Android source for this project includes an Android Library Project. plugman currently doesn't support Library Project refs, so its been prebuilt as a jar library. Any updates to the Library Project should be committed with an updated jar.

    Note: Windows 10 applications can not be build for AnyCPU architecture, which is default for Windows platform. If you want to build/run Windows 10 app, you should specify target architecture explicitly, for example (Cordova CLI):

    cordova run windows -- --archs=x86
    

    PhoneGap Build Usage

    Add the following to your config.xml:

    <!-- add a version here, otherwise PGB will use whatever the latest version of the package on npm is -->
    <plugin name="phonegap-plugin-barcodescanner" />
    

    On PhoneGap Build if you're using a version of cordova-android of 4 or less, ensure you're building with gradle:

    <preference name="android-build-tool" value="gradle" />
    

    Using the plugin

    The plugin creates the object cordova.plugins.barcodeScanner with the method scan(success, fail).

    The following barcode types are currently supported:

    Barcode Type Android iOS Windows
    QR_CODE
    DATA_MATRIX
    UPC_A
    UPC_E
    EAN_8
    EAN_13
    CODE_39
    CODE_93
    CODE_128
    CODABAR
    ITF
    RSS14
    PDF_417
    RSS_EXPANDED
    MSI
    AZTEC

    success and fail are callback functions. Success is passed an object with data, type and cancelled properties. Data is the text representation of the barcode data, type is the type of barcode detected and cancelled is whether or not the user cancelled the scan.

    A full example could be:

       cordova.plugins.barcodeScanner.scan(
          function (result) {
              alert("We got a barcode\n" +
                    "Result: " + result.text + "\n" +
                    "Format: " + result.format + "\n" +
                    "Cancelled: " + result.cancelled);
          },
          function (error) {
              alert("Scanning failed: " + error);
          },
          {
              preferFrontCamera : true, // iOS and Android
              showFlipCameraButton : true, // iOS and Android
              showTorchButton : true, // iOS and Android
              torchOn: true, // Android, launch with the torch switched on (if available)
              saveHistory: true, // Android, save scan history (default false)
              prompt : "Place a barcode inside the scan area", // Android
              resultDisplayDuration: 500, // Android, display scanned text for X ms. 0 suppresses it entirely, default 1500
              formats : "QR_CODE,PDF_417", // default: all but PDF_417 and RSS_EXPANDED
              orientation : "landscape", // Android only (portrait|landscape), default unset so it rotates with the device
              disableAnimations : true, // iOS
              disableSuccessBeep: false // iOS and Android
          }
       );

    Encoding a Barcode

    The plugin creates the object cordova.plugins.barcodeScanner with the method encode(type, data, success, fail).

    Supported encoding types:

    • TEXT_TYPE
    • EMAIL_TYPE
    • PHONE_TYPE
    • SMS_TYPE
    A full example could be:
    
       cordova.plugins.barcodeScanner.encode(cordova.plugins.barcodeScanner.Encode.TEXT_TYPE, "http://www.nytimes.com", function(success) {
                alert("encode success: " + success);
              }, function(fail) {
                alert("encoding failed: " + fail);
              }
            );
    

    iOS quirks

    Since iOS 10 it's mandatory to add a NSCameraUsageDescription in the Info.plist.

    NSCameraUsageDescription describes the reason that the app accesses the user's camera. When the system prompts the user to allow access, this string is displayed as part of the dialog box. If you didn't provide the usage description, the app will crash before showing the dialog. Also, Apple will reject apps that access private data but don't provide an usage description.

    To add this entry you can use the edit-config tag in the config.xml like this:

    <edit-config target="NSCameraUsageDescription" file="*-Info.plist" mode="merge">
        <string>To scan barcodes</string>
    </edit-config>
    

    Windows quirks

    • Windows implementation currently doesn't support encode functionality.

    • On Windows 10 desktop ensure that you have Windows Media Player and Media Feature pack installed.

    Thanks on Github

    So many -- check out the original iOS, Android and BlackBerry 10 repos.

    Licence

    The MIT License

    Copyright (c) 2010 Matt Kane

    Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

    The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

    THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

    Install

    npm i 5r1m-phonegap-plugin-barcodescanner

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    1.3.0

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