VintaSoft Twain ActiveX

Acquire images from scanner in VB6, Delphi, Foxpro, MS Access, etc

The ability to scan papers is a common thing for each modern office. Image scanner is a device that optically scans papers and converts them to digital images. TWAIN is a standard that regulates communication between software application and scanner or camera that has a TWAIN device driver called Data Source.

VintaSoft Twain ActiveX is the professional image acquisition library, which allows to control flatbed and ADF scanner, web and digital camera, and any other TWAIN compatible device in any ActiveX environment.

General features

  • Upload the acquired image to HTTP server
  • Upload the acquired image to FTP server

Development and Deployment requirements

Development requirements:
  • Development environments: Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0, Delphi, C++ Builder, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Visual FoxPro, Gupta SQL Windows, IBM Lotus Notes, Visual DataFlex, IBM Object Rexx language
  • Programming languages: Visual Basic, Delphi, C++, FoxPro, VBA, JavaScript, VB.NET, C#
  • Development platforms: Any ActiveX compatible platform
Deployment requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Free Evaluation Version

The evaluation version allows you to test the VintaSoft Twain ActiveX features for free and determine if the ActiveX functionality suits your needs in practice.

Periodicaly will appear the nag screen asking to license the program. Also the evaluation version has some functional restrictions.

You have to acquire a license if you want to use the ActiveX without evaluation restrictions.

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Demo applications

The ActiveX comes with demo applications for VB6, Delphi, C++ Builder, VB.NET, Visual FoxPro, MS Access, Internet Explorer and Object Rexx, demonstrating the general ActiveX features. The demo applications simplify the process of ActiveX functionality evaluation allowing quickly determine whether it suits your specific requirements.

You have to download and install the ActiveX evaluation version to your computer if you want to run and test our demo applications.

Existing license holders can use the source code examples of demo applications as templates for their own applications.


The ActiveX is delivered with detailed technical documentation file, which includes User Guide, ActiveX API Reference etc.
The documentation is designed for persons having at least basic knowledges and skills in programming of software applications.

The list of general release notes showing the ActiveX development history is available here: History

The documentation file for off-line use can be downloaded from this link: Off-line doc

See online documentation

The information about all available support resources can be found on our Support page.

The ActiveX has also a list of frequently asked questions and answers to them: F.A.Q. page.

VintaSoft products discussions in the Community Forums provide a convenient place for programmers to exchange information. Please search or post your technical questions there. VintaSoft's Customer Support Service monitors forums every workday.

Сontact us if you are unable to find necessary answer or solution in the presented support resources and technical documentation or if you want us to show you how VintaSoft products can help to fulfil your specific requirements.

ActiveX Licensing

Purchase a license

For using the VintaSoft Twain ActiveX in production is necessary to choose and acquire the right license for your application from three offered types.

Developer license is intended for use by an individual developer. Site license allows the use by a developer group working at an office.

Both developer and site licenses allow to develop non-web applications and distribute them royalty free to any computer.

Single URL license is intended for web applications and is bounded with full domain name of server.

All you need to know about the licensing of VintaSoft Twain ActiveX you can read in the License agreement.


All testimonials
We purchased the Vintasoft ActiveX Control a little over a year ago and it has performed flawlessly. I wanted to say thank you. We originally bought the control to integrate it with an MS Access database to track checkouts. We used the control to scan driver's license images and photos. Things are working great.

Rich Hadden
Wright State University
I have been at a trade show demonstrating my new application containing your control. It has been a great success so far! My sincere thanks to you for your quick resolution of issues.

Alex Malone
Sportscard Tools Inc.
Great stuff, you made my life a lot easier, was looking through the WIA documentation on Microsoft, but was kind of scared away of all the tricky stuff. But I don't have to look further as your products both seems to be well written and most important for me, not very expensive.

Bert Kaneko
I just wanted to inform you that the Scanner Control is one of the best that we could get online. It works very fine, and merges well with our development environment.

Sunil R.
Infoprint India Private Ltd.