Barcode scanner component in Salesforce lightning – Video

Recording of Live code – Creating Barcode decoder component using Javascripyt library in Salesforce Lightning

This post is rewritten of previous post for decoding Barcode using JavaScript in Salesforce1 mobile application. Assuming you already have static resource of javascript library  QuaggaJS (we need only js file from dist folder).

This code was written live on my streaming channel on 10-Jul-2015, You can find recording here.

Barcode Scanner Lightning App
Barcode Scanner Lightning App

I have not added capability for image preview like I did in previous did, but it can be easily done by referring this blog post from Peter Knolle.

<aura:application >
    <ltng:require scripts="/resource/Quaggajs" />
    <c:BarcodeScanner />


<aura:component >
    <aura:attribute name="codeOutput" type="String" />

    <input type="file" accept="image/*;capture=camera" aura:id="file" />
    <ui:button label="Scan" press="{!c.scan}"/>
    <br />
    Output : <ui:outputText value="{!v.codeOutput}" />



	scan : function(component, event, helper) { 

        var fileInput = component.find("file").getElement();
        var file = fileInput.files[0] ; 

        var App = {
            init: function() {
            } ,
            attachListeners: function() {
                     var imgURL = URL.createObjectURL(file);
                     component.set("v.codeOutput","Error !!! Select file to scan") ;
            decode: function(src) {
                      inputStream: {
                        size: 640,
                        singleChannel: false
                      locator: {
                        patchSize: "large",
                        halfSample: false
                      decoder: {
                        readers: ["upc_reader", "code_128_reader", "code_39_reader", "code_39_vin_reader", "ean_8_reader", "ean_reader", "upc_e_reader", "codabar_reader"]
                      locate: true,
                      src: src
                      if(result && result.codeResult && result.codeResult.code)
                        component.set("v.codeOutput",result.codeResult.code) ;
                        component.set("v.codeOutput","Error !!! Unable to read Barcode") ;


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  • Rakesh Boinepalli

    Hi Jitendra, Thanks for excellent article. I’m using IOS which seems to be working ok using camera, but it it taking too long to scan the code. Do you have any recommendations to make this process faster?.