When I successfully scan a barcode, why do asterisks (*) appear throughout the result?
Scanning any barcode utilizing the Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK without previously entering a valid license key will produce a result partially masked with asterisks (*).
The solution is to:
Utilize our Evaluation License generator to generate a free 30-day trial license. After 30 days, the decoder will revert to its unlicensed state, and again partially mask results. If you wish to continue evaluating the SDK after 30 days, you may request a renewal of the evaluation keys by clicking the Renew button under each barcode type and completing a short Survey;
Obtain a commercial license by submitting a “Purchase Request” from our Purchase option within the Cognex Mobile Barcode Developer Network.