Handheld barcode - c#/Xamarin

I own two barcode scanner handheld actually, one with Windows CE and Android. At the moment i am analyzing which technology could be the best for the app I am going to do, and which one can do it. I am planning to do an app that the handheld scans a barcode => takes value as text, and then check if exist into a local database, and at the end must return a value etc etc...

Actually integration with database it's not a problem, I'm not an experienced developer and I know only C# (no idea of xamarin !), but what I am worried about is if I can use the handheld scanner cam without any complication. About Xamarin: how can make it work with Android and windows environments, just need one simple code and then it works for both OS or there is more behind?

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  • AlessandroCaliaroAlessandroCaliaro ITMember ✭✭✭✭✭

    Xamarin is not for Windows CE devices, it's for Win10 / UWP app…
    For Android, you can use ZXing library that is free, or others (but are not free…)

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