The best way to start working with the Scandit Data Capture SDK is to run one of our sample apps. In this guide we will go through the available apps and how to run them with Visual Studio.

Available Samples

We have created both simple and advanced samples that show you how use various features of the Scandit Data Capture SDK. The simple samples allow you to get going quickly, while the advanced samples show you how to use additional settings and setup the scanner for the best user experience.

Run the Samples

Before you can run a sample app, you need to go through a few simple steps:

  1. Clone or download .NET samples repository from

  2. Open the Samples.sln solution file in Visual Studio.

  3. Set the license key. To do this, sign in to your Scandit account and find your license key at

Once you have the license key, add it to the sample:

// Enter your Scandit License key here.

SCANDIT_LICENSE_KEY variables are placed in each sample project.

  1. Right-click the desired sample in Visual Studio and choose “Run project” (Mac) or “Set as StartUp Project” and press F5 (Windows) to start it. We recommend running our samples on a physical device as otherwise no camera is available.

Barcode Capture Samples

Barcode Selection Samples

MatrixScan Samples

ID & Text Capture Samples

Parser Samples

All our samples can be found in the archive that can be downloaded from our dashboard. Check the following section for more details.