Dynamsoft Capture Vision Flutter Edition

Dynamsoft Capture Vision (DCV) is an aggregating SDK of a series of specific functional products including:

  • Dynamsoft Camera Enhancer (DCE) which provides camera enhancements and UI configuration APIs.
  • Dynamsoft Barcode Reader (DBR) which provides barcode decoding algorithm and APIs.
  • Dynamsoft Label Recognizer (DLR) which provides label content recognizing algorithm and APIs.
  • Dynamsoft Document Normalizer (DDN) which provides document scanning algorithms and APIs.

Note: DCV Flutter edition currently only includes DCE and DBR modules. DLR and DDN modules are still under development and will be included in the future.

Table of Contents

System Requirements

Flutter & Dart

  • Flutter version: >=2.0.0
  • Dart version: >=2.12.0 <3.0.0


  • Supported OS: Android 5.0 (API Level 21) or higher.
  • Supported ABI: armeabi-v7a, arm64-v8a, x86 and x86_64.
  • Development Environment: Android Studio 3.4+ (Android Studio 4.2+ recommended).
  • JDK: 1.8+


  • Supported OS: iOS 10.0 or higher.
  • Supported ABI: arm64 and x86_64.
  • Development Environment: Xcode 7.1 and above (Xcode 13.0+ recommended), CocoaPods 1.11.0+.


Run the following command:

flutter pub add dynamsoft_capture_vision_flutter

This will add a line like this to your package's pubspec.yaml (and run an implicit flutter pub get):

   dynamsoft_capture_vision_flutter: ^1.0.0

Build Your Barcode Scanner App

Now you will learn how to create a simple barcode scanner using Dynamsoft Capture Vision Flutter SDK.

Set up Development Environment

If you are a beginner with Flutter, please follow the guide on the Flutter official website to set up the development environment.

Initialize the Project

Create a new Flutter project

flutter create simple_barcode_scanner

Include the Library

View the installation section for how to add the library. In main.dart of your project, import the library.

import 'package:dynamsoft_capture_vision_flutter/dynamsoft_capture_vision_flutter.dart';

License Activation

The barcode reading module of Dynamsoft Capture Vision needs a valid license to work. In the main() function, add the following code to activate the license.

void main() async {
  // Put your Dynamsoft Barcode Reader license here.
  const String licenseKey = '';
  // Initialize the license so that you can use full feature of the Barcode Reader module.
  try {
    await DynamsoftBarcodeReader.initLicense(license: licenseKey);
  } catch (e) {

  runApp(const MyApp());

Configure the Barcode Reader

In this section, we are going to work on the _MyHomePageState class in the newly created project to add the barcode decoding feature.

Add the following instance variables:

class _MyHomePageState extends State<MyHomePage> {
  late final DynamsoftBarcodeReader _barcodeReader;
  final DynamsoftCameraView _cameraView = DynamsoftCameraView();
  List<BarcodeResult> decodeResults = [];
  • barcodeReader: The object that implements barcode decoding feature. Users can configure barcode decoding settings via this object.
  • cameraView: The camera view that displays the video streaming.
  • decodeResults: An object that will be used to receive and stores barcode decoding result.

Add _configDBR method to initialize the barcode reader:

class _MyHomePageState extends State<MyHomePage> {
  void initState() {

  _configDBR() async {
    /// Create an instance of barcode reader.
    _barcodeReader = await DynamsoftBarcodeReader.createInstance();

    /// Receive the barcode decoding results and store the result in object decodeResults
    _barcodeReader.receiveResultStream().listen((List<BarcodeResult> res) {
      if (mounted) {
        setState(() {
          decodeResults = res;

    /// Start barcode decoding when the widget is created.

    /// When overlayVisible is set to true, the decoded barcodes will be highlighted with overlays.
    _cameraView.overlayVisible = true;

Add configurations to parse and display the barcode decoding results:

class _MyHomePageState extends State<MyHomePage> {
  /// Get listItem
  Widget listItem(BuildContext context, int index) {
    BarcodeResult res = decodeResults[index];

    return ListTileTheme(
        textColor: Colors.white,
        // tileColor: Colors.green,
        child: ListTile(
          title: Text(res.barcodeFormatString),
          subtitle: Text(res.barcodeText),

Build the Widget

Modify the build method to display the decode barcode results on the widget.

class _MyHomePageState extends State<MyHomePage> {
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
      appBar: AppBar(
        title: Text('HelloWorld'),
      body: Stack(
        children: [
            child: _cameraView,
            height: 200,
            child: ListView.builder(
              itemBuilder: listItem,
              itemCount: decodeResults.length,

Configure Camera Permissions

Before you run the project on iOS devices, you have to add the camera permission first.

In the project folder, go to file ios/Runner/info.plist, add the following code for requesting camera permission.

<plist version="1.0">
  <string>Request your authorization.</string>

Run the Project

Run Android on Windows

Go to the file build.gradle(app), update the minSdkVersion to 21.

android {
   defaultConfig {
      minSdkVersion 21

In the root of your project run the following command to build and install the app:

flutter run

Run iOS on macOS

Go to the podfile in ios folder and add the following code at the top of the file:

platform:ios, '10.0'

In the root of your project run the following command to build and install the app:

flutter run


You can view all the DCV Flutter samples via the following links:

API References

View the API reference of DCV Flutter Edition to explore the full feature of DCV:


  • You can also request an extension for your trial license in the customer portal