? iOS13 DKQRReader Example

A quick example showing how to use the Vision system-framework in iOS 13 and Swift 5.


  • Xcode 13 and later

Getting Started

First, import the Vision framework.

import Vision

Next, create a barcode-request that will call the completion-handler asynchronously when it detects a code:

// Create a barcode detection-request
let barcodeRequest = VNDetectBarcodesRequest(completionHandler: { request, error in

    guard let results = request.results else { return }

    // Loop through the found results
    for result in results {
        // Cast the result to a barcode-observation
        if let barcode = result as? VNBarcodeObservation {
            // Print barcode-values
            print("Symbology: \(barcode.symbology.rawValue)")
            if let desc = barcode.barcodeDescriptor as? CIQRCodeDescriptor {                
                print("Error-Correction-Level: \(desc.errorCorrectionLevel)")
                print("Symbol-Version: \(desc.symbolVersion)")

Finally, call the image-request-handler with the previously create barcode-request:

// Create an image handler and use the CGImage your UIImage instance.
guard let image = myImage.cgImage else { return }
let handler = VNImageRequestHandler(cgImage: image, options: [:])

// Perform the barcode-request. This will call the completion-handler of the barcode-request.
guard let _ = try? handler.perform([barcodeRequest]) else {
    return print("Could not perform barcode-request!")

That’s it! Run the app on the simulator / device and detect QR-codes.


Dineshkumar Kandasamy


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