Use this function to start scanning barcodes.

A Promise object that resolves as an array of Barcode objects with the scanned barcode details.

A rejected promise returns a BarcodeScannerFailure.

This function allocates scanner resources. To release the resources when scanning is complete, pair it with dismiss().

When this function is called, a mobile OS scanning user interface is displayed on the mobile device. The user can point their camera at a barcode and wait for the barcode to be recognized.

  • When a barcode is successfully scanned, the result is returned via a fulfilled promise. Handle successful results in a then clause.
  • When a barcode scan fails, the error is returned via a rejected promise. Handle errors in a catch clause.
  • When the user clicks the Cancel button during a scan, the promise is rejected with a BarcodeScannerFailure.code value of userDismissedScanner.
  • The mobile OS scanner interface remains displayed after a successful scan or an error. To close the scanner interface and return to your component’s interface, call dismiss().
  • Handle any final cleanup, such as calling dismiss(), in a finally clause.

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