Endroid QR Code

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This library helps you generate QR codes in an easy way and provides a Symfony bundle for rapid integration in your project.


Use Composer to install the library.

$ composer require endroid/qrcode

Basic usage

use Endroid\QrCode\QrCode;

$qrCode = new QrCode('Life is too short to be generating QR codes');

header('Content-Type: '.$qrCode->getContentType());
echo $qrCode->writeString();

Advanced usage

use Endroid\QrCode\ErrorCorrectionLevel;
use Endroid\QrCode\LabelAlignment;
use Endroid\QrCode\QrCode;
use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Response;

// Create a basic QR code
$qrCode = new QrCode('Life is too short to be generating QR codes');

// Set advanced options
    ->setForegroundColor(['r' => 0, 'g' => 0, 'b' => 0])
    ->setBackgroundColor(['r' => 255, 'g' => 255, 'b' => 255])
    ->setLabel('Scan the code', 16, __DIR__.'/../assets/noto_sans.otf', LabelAlignment::CENTER)

// Directly output the QR code
header('Content-Type: '.$qrCode->getContentType());
echo $qrCode->writeString();

// Save it to a file

// Create a response object
$response = new Response($qrCode->writeString(), Response::HTTP_OK, ['Content-Type' => $qrCode->getContentType()]);

QR Code

Symfony integration

When you use Symfony Flex, the bundle is automatically registered and the configuration and routes are automatically created when you installed the package. In other scenarios you can register the bundle as follows.

// app/AppKernel.php

public function registerBundles()
    $bundles = [
        // ...
        new Endroid\QrCode\Bundle\QrCodeBundle\EndroidQrCodeBundle(),

The bundle makes use of a factory to create QR codes. The default parameters applied by the factory can optionally be overridden via the configuration.

    writer: 'png'
    size: 300
    margin: 10
    foreground_color: { r: 0, g: 0, b: 0 }
    background_color: { r: 255, g: 255, b: 255 }
    error_correction_level: low # low, medium, quartile or high
    encoding: UTF-8
    label: Scan the code
    label_font_size: 20
    label_alignment: left # left, center or right
    label_margin: { b: 20 }
    logo_path: '%kernel.root_dir%/../vendor/endroid/qrcode/assets/symfony.png'
    logo_width: 150
    validate_result: false # checks if the result is readable

The readability of a QR code is primarily determined by the size, the input length, the error correction level and any possible logo over the image. The validate_result option uses a built-in reader to validate the resulting image. This does not guarantee that the code will be readable by all readers but this helps you provide a minimum level of quality. Take note that the validator can consume quite an amount of resources and is disabled by default.

Now you can retrieve the factory from the service container and create a QR code. For instance in your controller this would look like this.

$qrCode = $this->get('endroid.qrcode.factory')->create('QR Code', ['size' => 200]);

Add the following section to your routing to be able to handle QR code URLs. This step can be skipped if you only use data URIs to display your images.

    resource: "@EndroidQrCodeBundle/Resources/config/routing.yml"
    prefix:   /qrcode

After installation and configuration, QR codes can be generated by appending the QR code text to the url followed by any of the supported extensions.

Twig extension

The bundle provides a Twig extension for generating a QR code URL, path or data URI. You can use the second argument of any of these functions to override any defaults defined by the bundle or set via your configuration.

<img src="{{ qrcode_path(message) }}" />
<img src="{{ qrcode_url(message, { writer: 'eps' }) }}" />
<img src="{{ qrcode_data_uri(message, { writer: 'svg', size: 150 }) }}" />


Version numbers follow the MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH scheme. Backwards compatibility breaking changes will be kept to a minimum but be aware that these can occur. Lock your dependencies for production and test your code when upgrading.


This bundle is under the MIT license. For the full copyright and license information please view the LICENSE file that was distributed with this source code.