Xamarin.Forms application for Zebra Devices

Hi Team,

I'm new to Xamarin.Forms and Zebra, so need some basic information before kicking off development. We want to create a cross platform app for our customers with scanning functionality. We are planning to use ZXing or Scandit to support scanning features.

Some of our customers are using Zebra devices, so we need to enable support of Zebra devices in Xamarin.Forms application.

We need to support below Zebra devices:
1. Zebra TC52
2. Zebra TC72
3. Zebra MC9300
4. Zebra EC30
5. Zebra WT6000

Can someone please confirm if we can support "Zebra Scanner" in Xamarin.Forms application. Also if please help us with case studies or documentation, so that we can refer the same for development.

Thank You.

Darryn Campbell
Hi, yes, you can access the

Hi, yes, you can access the Zebra Scanner from a Xamarin.Forms app and the recommended approach for this is to use DataWedge.  The best resources for this are:

https://pietromaggi.com/2018/07/04/xamarin.forms-freshmvvm-for-enterpris...

- https://pietromaggi.com/2018/07/07/xamarin.forms-freshmvvm-datawedge/

https://pietromaggi.com/2018/07/11/xamarin.forms-freshmvvm-datawedge-tak...

You would also need some logic to test the device manufacturer and if(Zebra) then (use DataWedge).

The above articles will apply to all of the device models you have listed.

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Parimal Modi
Need Keyboard Option

Hi,

Thanks for Prompt reply. I've gone through your posts and would like to simulate Barcodes as Keyboard entry. Can you please suggest some resources for that?

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Darryn Campbell
Hi, to enable keyboard output

Hi, to enable keyboard output please enable the Keystroke output plugin in your DataWedge profile: https://techdocs.zebra.com/datawedge/8-1/guide/output/keystroke/

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