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Can we use Zxing library to detect UPC bar codes for prescription drugs

May 30, 2014 at 3:14 PM
Hi All,

I am trying to build a barcode scanner app which would be able to scan any medicine , presciption drug and be able to display the contents of the scanned product.

Doubt 1:If I simply import the plugin , would I be able to view the UPC code of a scanned drug ?

Doubt 2: If not , could you provide me some pointer as to how to connect additional databases so that the plugin would be able to scan any medicine .

Thank you for your time.

Jun 1, 2014 at 6:54 PM
What do you mean with "plugin"? ZXing.Net is primarly a library/assembly.
If you scan a barcode with it you will get the UPC code (for example) as a string.
After that you can do what you want with the result. ZXing.Net doesn't have
directly connected database of medicine or other products. You have to implement
such a functionality yourself.