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VintaSoftTwain.NET SDK - Overview

VintaSoftTwain.NET SDK is the skilful scanning component that provides the ability to control work of flatbed scanner, ADF scanner, web and digital camera, and any other TWAIN device from .NET and WPF environment.

Two editions of the .NET TWAIN SDK available to be licensed: Standard edition or Standard + WPF edition.


Library features:

  • TWAIN specification 1.x / 2.x compatible.
  • Programming environments: .NET Framework 2.0 or higher, WPF 3.5 or higher.
  • This program is the fully-managed .NET library to guarantee the fast working in .NET Framework.
  • You can use this library in your programs written in any programming language compatible with .NET technology.
  • Acquire image from scanner, web or digital camera, any other TWAIN compatible device.
  • Data source enumeration and selection.
  • Show the data source user interface (UI) in modal or modeless regime.
  • Control the work of Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) while scanning.
  • Supports Native, Buffered Memory and Disk File image transfer mode.
  • Tune up image scanning parameters: pixel type, resolution, page size, image layout rectangle, brightness, contrast, etc.
  • Control advanced capabilities of TWAIN device: image rotation, image scaling, filters of images, paper handling, patch code detection and more.
  • Create predefined session setups for mid- and high-volume scanners.
  • Retrieve the extended image information from scanner (barcode, patch code info, etc).
  • Supported image processing functions: despeckle, deskew, border detection, rotation, blank page detection, invert, change brightness and contrast.
  • Save or add acquired images to BMP, JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF or multipage TIFF file.
  • Save or add acquired images to PDF or PDF/A documents.
  • Save the image acquisition results directly into SQL database.
  • Acquire and upload images onto HTTP, HTTPS or FTP server.


System requirements:

Windows OS / .NET Framework / Microsoft Visual Studio .NET / Internet Explorer


Supported operating systems:

  • Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 32-bit / 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012, 32-bit / 64-bit


Supported frameworks:

  • .NET 2.0 / 3.0 / 3.5 / 4.0 / 4.5
  • WPF 3.5 / 4.0


Development environments VintaSoft Twain .NET SDK was tested in and has examples of use for:

  • MS Visual Basic - VB.NET 2005 / 2008 / 2010 / 2012 / 2013
  • MS Visual C# 2005 / 2008 / 2010 / 2012 / 2013
  • MS ASP.NET 2005 / 2008 / 2010 / 2012 / 2013
  • Microsoft Dynamics Axapta Document Management