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Overall Guidance on .NET Imaging SDK Installation for VB Developers

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RasterEdge DocImage SDK for .NET is a powerful image processing control for VB.NET on both documents and images in various file formats, including without limitation to PDF, PDF/A, Word, Tiff, Jpeg/Jpg, Bitmap, Png, etc. It is a very professional image library for VB.NET image loading, saving, printing, converting, scanning and so on. In Visual Studio, you need to know how to create a Visual Basic project and how to install and integrate .NET Image SDK into Windows Forms application or ASP.NET web application.
Installing imaging SDK in VB.NET is simple if you have a look at the following article. For VB developers interested in how to process images with our image toolkit, they can find more info on VB.NET image processing and manipulation.
Brief Summary on VB.NET Imaging SDK Installation
There are four parts in this image component installation for VB.NET. Please take a look.
  • VB.NET Image SDK installation requirements
  • VB.NET imaging project dlls needed
  • How to initiate VB.NET Image SDK license
  • Specific steps on VB.NET Image SDK installation
Apart from VB.NET image installation, C# is also supported in our Image SDK for .NET. If you are interested in C#.NET, please refer to C# Image SDK Installation.
The following article gives us all-round guidance on imaging SDK installation for VB.NET, please look through slowly and install while you are reading.

VB.NET Imaging SDK Installation Requirements

RasterEdge DocImage SDK for .NET is programmed in C# and developed in .NET Framework platform within Visual Studio. This image tool can apply to Visual Basic and other languages.You can use Windows application or any other templates to create a VB project. Please make sure you have the suitable developing environment for your VB.NET imaging project.
  • .NET Framework 2.0 or above versions
  • Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010/2012
  • Windows XP or above versions

VB.NET Imaging SDK Dlls Needed

Rasteredge DocImage SDK for .NET, VB.NET provides two types of dlls: Core Dll and Add-on Dll. Core Dlls are necessary if you want to use our products in your VB.NET imaging project. Add-on Dlls will be used only when you need it, which provide you with additional imaging functions.
Core Dlls:
  • RasterEdge.Imaging.Annotation.dll
  • RasterEdge.Imaging.Basic.dll
  • RasterEdge.Imaging.Drawing.dll
  • RasterEdge.Imaging.Processing.dll
  • RasterEdge.Imaging.WebViewer.dll
Add-on Dlls:
  • RasterEdge.Imaging.Barcode.Creator.dll
  • RasterEdge.Imaging.Barcode.Scanner.dll
  • RasterEdge.Imaging.DICOM.dll
  • RasterEdge.Imaging.JPEG2000.dll
  • RasterEdge.Imaging.MSWordDocx.dll
  • RasterEdge.Imaging.PDF.dll
  • RasterEdge.Imaging.TesseractOCR.dll
  • RasterEdge.Imaging.TIFF.dll
  • RasterEdge.Imaging.TWAIN.dll

How to Initiate VB.NET Image SDK License

Evaluation license can be directly registered after you download RasterEdge DocImage SDK for .NET (including VB.NET). And the details are as follows:
  1. Run RasterEdge.DocImageSDK\RasterEdageImage 6.0\License\ RasterEdge.Imaging License Manager.exe;
  2. In the pop-up windows, click "Activate trial license";
  3. Now, the evaluation license is activated and you can add dlls of DocImage SDK for .NET in your Visual Basic project and use demo codes in RasterEdge.Imaging Demo.
Note: Evaluation version of RasterEdge DocImage SDK for .NET (including VB.NET), available to be activated twice on one computer, can be used for thirty (30) days with an extension of additional thirty (30) days from the date when the evaluation license is activated.
Please go to Rasteredge DocImage SDK for .NET license activation page to get more detail information on evaluation license and production license activation.

Specific Steps on VB.NET Image SDK Installation

If the above requirements have been satisfied, you are ready to install and integrate Rasteredge Image SDK for VB.NET into your developing application. Following the steps below, VB.NET Imaging SDK installation will be completed soon.
  1. Create a VB.NET Windows project or an ASP.NET web application in Visual Studio;
  2. Go to "Solution Explorer" on the right side of the windows and right click to have relevant dlls by "Add Reference..." in your project;
  3. Then VB.NET Imaging Control Library will be integrated into your applications. You may now try demo codes in "RasterEdge.DocImageSDK" downloaded earlier.
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