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BarcodeScanner Plugin


BarcodeScanner Plugin (the built-in plugin on Monaca Cloud IDE) can’t be used with Android version 6 or higher and it may also not work with Cordova 6.5 projects for iOS platform. In this case, please use the external PhoneGap Plugin BarcodeScanner. In order to import this plugin, you need to subscribe to a valid plan. Please refer to Pricing page.

Enable Plugin in Monaca

  1. From the IDE menu, go to File ‣ Manage Cordova Plugins or Config ‣ Manage Cordova Plugins.
  2. Click Enable button of the BarcodeScanner to add it into your project.

BarcodeScanner Demo

Here is a simple example demonstrating how to use the BarcodeScanner plugin with Monaca:

        <title>Barcode Scanner DEMO</title>

        <meta charset="utf-8">
        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, user-scalable=no">
        <script src="components/loader.js"></script>
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="components/loader.css">

        <script type="text/javascript">

        function scanBarcode() {
            window.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);


    <hr> BarcodeReader DEMO <hr><br>
    <input type="button" onClick ="scanBarcode()" value ="Scan" />