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VintaSoft Imaging .NET SDK - Frequently Asked Questions



For what purposes can I use the VintaSoft Imaging .NET SDK and its Plug-ins?

VintaSoft Imaging .NET SDK is intended for usage in end-user applications for Windows OS based on .NET Framework.
VintaSoft Imaging .NET SDK provides a set of software development tools for loading, viewing, editing, printing, capturing from camera and saving digital images, converting them among different image file formats, providing also broad facilities to work with multipage TIFF files and extra large TIFF images and much more.
So the product is attributed as a professional software development kit (library, component) meant for the use by persons having base knowledges and skills in programming of software applications. VintaSoft Imaging .NET SDK is the result of careful work of VintaSoft's highly educated staff for many years.
VintaSoft Imaging .NET SDK can be used as standalone component or its functions can be complemented with Annotation, PDF, JBIG2, JPEG2000, DocCleanup, OCR, DICOM and Forms Processing Plug-ins features in any combination.
VintaSoft Imaging .NET SDK is the core library for all Plug-ins, which are not standalone products.



From which parts does the library consist?

The SDK consists from:

  • DLL files compiled under .NET 2.0/4.x and WPF 3.5/4.x for AnyCPU, x86 and x64 platforms ([install_path]\Bin).
  • User Guide and API Reference: On-line version, Off-line version for download is here
  • Demo .exe applications ([install_path]\Bin).
  • Demo source code projects for Visual Studio .NET 2005-2017 for VB.NET, C# and ASP.NET ([install_path]\Examples).
  • Test image files ([install_path]\Images).



What files are allowed for distribution along with my application?

The files allowed for distribution are listed in paragraph 4.6 of the License agreement. These files must be placed in the same folder with the application that references them. Please make sure that the file version you distribute is the same file version your application was compiled with.



In which programming languages can I use the Vintasoft Imaging component?

You can use the SDK in:

  • Microsoft Visual Basic .NET
  • Microsoft Visual C#
  • Microsoft ASP.NET WebForms
  • Microsoft ASP.NET MVC
  • Microsoft Visual C++ for .NET
  • Microsoft Visual J#
  • Borland Delphi for .NET
  • Borland C#
  • any other languages which are compatible with .NET Framework.



What are the limitations of the evaluation version?

Evaluation version has the following restrictions:

  • Nag screen appears when run for the first time.
  • Watermarks.
  • Works in web projects run from Visual Studio only.
  • "Evaluation version" text is shown in all image viewers.
  • "Evaluation version" text is added to all saved or printed images.
  • Allowed to work with TIFF file of size less than 2 Gb.
  • Speed of work is limited.
  • Change of some PDF file tags disabled.
  • PDF document can be encrypted only using 40-bit encryption algorithm.
  • Existing digital signatures in PDF document will became not valid if new digital signature is added to the document.
  • Mmr coding disabled in JBIG2 codec.
  • Setting up of layers and tiles number disabled in JPEG2000 codec.

All these restrictions are removed in version for registered users.



How to choose what product licenses should I purchase if I know the set of VintaSoft DLLs necessary for my project?

If you, after testing the evaluation version, have determined the set of necessary VintaSoft DLLs to be referenced in your application and now have doubts what product license should be purchased, please refer to paragraph 4.6 of the EULA.

It provides the list of all VintaSoft assemblies allowed for redistribution on one side and product names with editions on another side, allowing easily match DLL names with product names.



What is the dependency between VintaSoft Imaging .NET SDK and its Plug-ins assembly versions?

VintaSoft assemblies (DLL files) have four digits in version number. The information about the first version digit compatibility between Imaging DLL and a Plug-in DLL can be found on each Plug-in history page in versions headers. At the same time only the assemblies which have identical last 3 digits in version number can be used together (e.g. X.0.0.1). For example, when Imaging assembly has version X.0.0.1 and Plug-in assembly has version X.0.0.3 an exception will appear. Normally you shouldn't take any care about version numbers dependencies, we always provide setup packages with fully compatible assemblies by default.



How can I subscribe to the newsletter?

There are 4 ways to subscribe to the newsletter:

  • Subscribe to the RSS feed. Link is located on home page in news column header - major releases only.
  • Subscribe to the newsletter of "Announcements" forums - all releases. Register yourself in VintaSoft Tech Community forums, login and click a tick "Subscribe forum" at the bottom of the forum page which is interesting for you.
  • Purchase a license and stay informed via e-mail directly from VintaSoft Support Service about all releases of licensed product during validity period of annual subscription.
  • Subscribe to VintaSoft's Twitter account and stay informed about all releases along with interesting information about current developments, which goes far beyond the official release data.



Where is Technical Documentation with User Guide and API Reference?

Documentation for VintaSoft Imaging .NET SDK covers all connected Plug-ins and includes both User Guide and API Reference. It is available on-line.

User Guide includes:

  • General information about the product features.
  • Information about licensing principles and how to choose the appropriate license.
  • Information about system requirements and how to start working with the product.
  • Full list of information resouces about the product.
  • A lot of programming related articles with code samples in C# and VB.NET for .NET and WPF.
  • Information about distribution principles of your application with the product.

API Reference includes:

  • List of supplied assemblies.
  • List of classes, interfaces, enumerations, etc provided by the library.

There is also off-line documentation available for download from Support page as file of CHM format.



I didn't find an answer to my question. What should I do?

Answers to the majority of questions can be found in the documentation or this web site. Please send a message to Customer Support Service to get more help.