[dba-VB] Visual Basic 6.0 Control CardScan Scanner

Gustav Brock Gustav at cactus.dk
Wed Jul 30 05:36:17 CDT 2008

Hi Paul

Sounds like a job for csXImage which I have recommend several times:


A fully functional trial is available for download.

Scanners - not to say their buggy drivers - are nasty and unpredictable animals, and you will most likely - as I did - need the excellent support from Simon Chester. I believe he knows just about anything about scanners and their misbehaving.


>>> paul.hartland at googlemail.com 30-07-2008 11:56 >>>
To all,

We have started scanning personnel photo's onto our employee database, I am
using Visual Basic 6.0 and the business card scanner CardScan 800c.  It
works but is a bit clumsy i.e. when we scan a phto the user clicks a button
which runs a macro to represent the keystrokes etc required by the CardScan
software to process & save the employee's photo.  The macro works by firing
events/keystrokes depending on the name of the currently open CardScan
window, however we now want our European divisions in Belgium & Netherlands
to do this as well, the problem being that the macro will not recognise the
window name as it will not be in English.

Has anyone ever worked with CardScan scanning devices, so that perhaps I
could use some sort of general driver to control the CardScan scanner and
save the picture.  The closest I have came is using GDTwain, which lets me
tell the unit to scan and save the picture, but I don't seem to be able to
control the resolution etc of the photos.

Any help on this will be appreciated, and thank you in advance for any help
on this....

Paul Hartland
paul.hartland at googlemail.com 

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