Run our Sample Apps

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.

Here’s a list of our available samples on Xamarin.iOS:

Run the Samples

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

  1. Clone or download Xamarin samples repository from

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

  2. 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




Basic sample that uses the camera to read a single barcode.

Sample that uses the camera to read a single QR code that starts with “09:” but ignores/rejects all other codes.

Demonstrates how you can adapt the scanner settings best to your needs and experiment with all the options.


Demonstrates the various ways to best integrate the scanner into the UI of your app.

Barcode Selection Samples


Demonstrates how you can use the barcode selection mode.

MatrixScan Samples




Very simple sample which shows how you can highlight barcodes on screen with the Scandit Data Capture SDK.

Sample which shows how you can highlight selected (by a custom condition) barcodes on screen and scan them with the Scandit Data Capture SDK.

Demonstrates the use of more advanced augmented reality use cases with the Scandit Data Capture SDK.

ID & Text Capture Samples



A basic ID Capture setup to scan front of ID Cards and barcodes from AAMVA documents.

A more advanced ID Capture setup.

Parser Samples

Parser samples are coming soon.

SparkScan Samples


A basic sample that demonstrates how to populate a list of scanned barcodes using the Scandit SparkScan API.

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

Next steps

You are now ready to tackle the following guide: