Integrate a scanner with in my Web Application

Posted on 2010-01-12
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Hello Everyone,
I am building a web application that needs to have some web pages with the ability to possibly integrate with a scanner, read the scanned document, display it on the web page and then upload it in a suitable format on the server. So I want to know what could I need to do that. Do I require an external API or a third party dll or something else. I would be really grateful if anyone of you could atleast give me a few links to the required resources. Thanks a lot
Question by:Shashidhar_Shenoy
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2

Author Comment

ID: 26312755
Hi Krunal,

Thanks for those links. These links have good information about how to scan in a windows application. However I need to be able to scan through my asp.net web pages.

Given below are some of the questions that I have about the links that you posted.

1. In the first link (http://www.codeproject.com/KB/aspnet/Web_Twain.aspx) the author is trying to run an executable through a javascript code. If I have to do this then I will have to rely on every client machine to have that exe in the same path. Also the author mentions something about deploying the NetMasters .Net Twain Image scanner which is a windows application in a web page which is something I did not understand.

2. The other link (http://www.dynamsoft.com/Products/WebTWAIN_Overview.aspx) of course looks like a solution to me for web scanning, but I would like to check out if there is any other way where I won't have to do any purchasing.

I would really appreciate it if you could provide me a solution to my above questions.

Accepted Solution

Shashidhar_Shenoy earned 0 total points
ID: 26322189
Hi Guys,

I finally found out what I was looking for. You can find the sample code in the following link
http://www.chestysoft.com/ximage/twainupload.asp. This sample makes use of an ActiveX object called csXImage, which must be installed on every client machine. This ActiveX object has methods to select a TWAIN compliant scanning device, aquire the image, and upload the image to a server. Additionally it also has methods to crop the scanned image, rotate it etc.

Thanks a lot.

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Foreword (May 2015) This web page has appeared at Google.  It's definitely worth considering! https://www.google.com/about/careers/students/guide-to-technical-development.html How to Know You are Making a Difference at EE In August, 2013, one …
International Data Corporation (IDC) prognosticates that before the current the year gets over disbursing on IT framework products to be sent in cloud environs will be $37.1B.
This video teaches viewers how to create their own website using cPanel and Wordpress. Tutorial walks users through how to set up their own domain name from tools like Domain Registrar, Hosting Account, and Wordpress. More specifically, the order in…
This video teaches users how to migrate an existing Wordpress website to a new domain.

801 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question