Visual Basic .NET Sample Program

The following Visual Basic .NET example all that is required to do the following:


Private Sub ExampleFunction( )
    Private TwainOK As Integer
    Private MyDTwain As DTWAINAPI
    Private SelectedSource As Integer
    Private RetVal As Integer

    Dim FileName As String = "test.bmp"
    With MyDTwain
        Dim Status As Integer
        Rem Check if TWAIN is installed
        TwainOK = .DTWAIN_IsTwainAvailable()
        SelectedSource = 0
        If TwainOK = 1 Then
            Rem Initialize DTWAIN
            TwainOK = .DTWAIN_SysInitialize()

            Rem Select a TWAIN device
            SelectedSource = .DTWAIN_SelectSource()

            Rem Acquire to a file.
            if SelectedSource <> 0 Then
                RetVal = .DTWAIN_AcquireFile( SelectedSource, FileName, .DTWAIN_BMP,   

            End If

            Rem shut down TWAIN system and DTWAIN.
        End If
    End With
End Sub


For Visual Basic .NET, the class DTWAINAPI is a class that wraps the DTWAIN functions. Note that it is as simple as calling five DTWAIN functions to get the job done.

The Visual Basic .NET project just adds the DTWAIN32_NET.BAS interface file to define the DTWAIN functions so that Visual Basic .NETwill recognize the functions such as DTWAIN_SysInitialize.

The documentation that comes with the DynaRithmic TWAIN Library discusses functions such as DTWAIN_AcquireFile in depth. It wasn't discussed here, but the goal of this small example is to show how simple it is to acquire images from a TWAIN device and save them to a file.  To acquire to the other file types other than BMP, the parameter that specifies DTWAIN_BMP can be any of the other file types such as DTWAIN_GIF, DTWAIN_JPEG, etc.. Therefore just 5 calls can save a file to any of many file types by just changing the third parameter to DTWAIN_AcquireFile.