VintaSoft Imaging .NET SDK - F.A.Q.

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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.

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.
The SDK consists from:
  • .NET Framework assemblies (.DLL files), which are compiled under .NET Framework 2.0/4.x and WPF 3.5/4.x for AnyCPU, x86 and x64 platforms, and for Xamarin. Files are located in "[install_path]\Bin" folder.
  • SDK documentation, which contains User Guide and API Reference. Information about documentation can be found here.
  • Compiled demo applications (EXE files). Files are located in "[install_path]\Bin" folder.
  • Source codes of demo applications for Visual Studio .NET 2005-2017 for C#, VB.NET and ASP.NET. Files are located in "[install_path]\Examples" folder.
  • Test image files. Files are located in "[install_path]\Images" folder.
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.
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 secured only using a 40-bit 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.

Version for registered users does not have limitations.
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.
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.
Information about SDK documentation can be found here.

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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.