I've got barcode scanning via device camera working in Forms, :-) however I'm now working on getting it from a USB hand-held scanner on a Win10 laptop, and having trouble finding where the input is. If you have notepad (or Excel) open when you scan, the barcode just automagically appears at your cursor. I'm told to just treat it like keyboard input.
Thinking that would just be a matter of Console.readline, I tried that, but it's coming up null. I also tried getting it from the Xamarin Essentials Clipboard, but it's not there either (unless I scan into notepad and then cut/copy the text - that works, but obviously isn't the effect I'm looking for). Do I need to open a stream, or do something with focus, or...? Not sure where the input is (other than it's not in the clipboard) and how to get it. I haven't done anything with console input/output in Xamarin Forms before (other than debug statements), and there's something fundamental I'm missing (if it had been in the clipboard, then my code worked first go, :-) but unfortunately it wasn't there :-( )...