Android Studio BarCode-Scanner Tutorial

Apr 30, 2016




Objective: Main Objective of this blog is to explain how to Integrate Barcode Scanner in an Android Studio.

Final output:


STEP 1: Create new project in Android Studio.

If you are new to Android Studio and don’t know how to create a new project then you should checkout our blog.

STEP 2: Download Library.

For our Barcode Scanner Android tutorial, we first need to download library for Android.

STEP 3: Add Library into your project. 

After you are done downloading, please add it in Android Studio Project.

  • Way 1: 

    Paste downloaded files into libs folder in your Android Project. This library contains .so files in different folders like: armeabi, armeabi-v7a, x86 and zbar.jar


  • Way 2:

    If you don’t want to add .jar into libs directly then add following into your gradle.    

STEP 4: Adding extra two lines in gradle.

Here we use .so files in libs. For this type of library we need following lines in gradle for making it executable.

STEP 5: Adding permission and features into AndroidManifest.xml.

STEP 6: Create SurfaceView for Camera Preview.

Create java class named “CameraPreview” into your package and extends with SurfaceView.

STEP 7: Create layout barcode_cam.xml in res folder and put following code into barcode_cam.xml

STEP 8: In use following code.

You must add this in your for load barcode library.

I hope you will find this blog post helpful while working with Barcode-Scanner in Android Application. Let me know in comment if you have any questions regarding Add Barcode -Scanner in Android Application. Please put a comment here and we will get back to you ASAP.

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