barcode scanner react js

Barcode Scanner React JS

As a developer, I have had experience integrating barcode scanners in web applications using React JS. Barcode scanning functionality is crucial for businesses that need to manage inventory or track sales. React JS provides a versatile platform for building web applications with features such as real-time data updates and interactive user interfaces. In this section, I will discuss how to integrate a barcode scanner in a React JS application.

Using React Quagga

One way to integrate a barcode scanner in a React JS application is by using the React Quagga library. Quagga is an open-source barcode scanner that can be used with React JS. It supports various barcode formats such as EAN, UPC, and Code 128. To use React Quagga, follow these steps:

  1. Install the React Quagga package using the following command:
npm install react-quagga
  1. Import the Quagga component in the React component where you want to use the barcode scanner:
import Quagga from 'react-quagga';
  1. Add the Quagga component in your render method:
render() {
    return (
  1. Define the configuration and handler functions:
scanConfig = {
    inputStream: {
        type: 'LiveStream',
        constraints: {
            width: 640,
            height: 480,
            facingMode: 'environment'
    locator: {
        patchSize: 'medium',
        halfSample: true
    numOfWorkers: 4,
    decoder: {
        readers: ['code_128_reader']
    locate: true

handleScanResult = (result) => {

handleError = (error) => {

The Quagga component creates a camera view that scans for barcodes. When a barcode is detected, the onDetected function is called with the barcode result. The handleError function is called if an error occurs during scanning.

Using WebAssembly Barcode SDKs

Another way to integrate a barcode scanner in a React JS application is by using WebAssembly barcode SDKs such as Dynamsoft Barcode Reader. WebAssembly is a low-level assembly-like language that can be used to run code in web browsers at native speeds. Dynamsoft Barcode Reader provides a barcode scanning SDK that can be compiled to WebAssembly and used in a React JS application. To use Dynamsoft Barcode Reader, follow these steps:

  1. Download and install the Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK.
  2. Create a new React component and import the Dynamsoft Barcode Reader library:
import Dynamsoft from 'dynamsoft-barcode-reader';
  1. Create a new instance of the Dynamsoft Barcode Reader:
let scanner = null;

Dynamsoft.BarcodeReader.createInstance().then((instance) => {
    scanner = instance;
}).catch((error) => {
  1. Define a function to handle the barcode scanning result:
handleScanResult = (results) => {
  1. Call the scan method on the Dynamsoft Barcode Reader instance:
scanner.scan(document.getElementById('barcode-image')).then((results) => {
}).catch((error) => {

The Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK provides more advanced features such as barcode localization and decoding. It also supports a wider range of barcode formats compared to Quagga.


Integrating a barcode scanner in a React JS application can be accomplished using various libraries and SDKs. React Quagga provides a simple and easy-to-use solution for basic barcode scanning needs. WebAssembly barcode SDKs such as Dynamsoft Barcode Reader offer more advanced features such as barcode localization and decoding, but require more setup and configuration.

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