New: ByteScout BarCode Reader SDK and ByteScout BarCode Reader freeware
ByteScout updated software for reading barcodes: ByteScout BarCode Reader SDK 8.20.1312  and BarCode Reader Freeware 8.20.1319 on January 28, 2015.   What's new ByteScout BarCode Reader SDK 8.20.1312: improved barcode reading support in .net and asp.net improved pdf reading support new source code samples added updated documentation More info about ByteScout BarCode Reader SDK 8.20.1312 is here.   What's new BarCode Reader Freeware 8.20.1319: improvements in reading barcodes from images and barcodes from pdf reading barcodes from live camera function improved minor fixes and improvements More [...]
New software released: PDF Extractor SDK, PDF Renderer SDK, PDF Viewer freeware
  ByteScout updated developer libraries ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK 5.80.1781 and ByteScout PDF Renderer SDK 5.20.1870. Also, the freeware PDF Viewer 5.20.1871 was released in January 2015. What's new ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK 5.80.1781: PDF to XML, PDF to CSV, PDF to Text functionality updated OCRMode now provides 9 modes .DetectLineInsteadOfParagraph now works much better. Set it to False to capture multiline text in table cells! PDF controls support improved FDF and XFDF data extraction and more! What's new ByteScout PDF Renderer SDK [...]
7 Best Sources for Programming Books (Part 2)
read the first part here 4. Sams Teach Yourself Series   Sams teach yourself series is another learning resource for programmers. Good thing about Sams series is that they have intelligently divided the book into hours or days. Courses are compact and extra information is avoided with key focus on teaching the core concepts. Sams teach yourself series usually comes in titles like Sams Teach Yourself Programming in 24 hours or 21 days etc. Sams [...]
  .NET frame work is a multipurpose software application development framework developed by Microsoft. It provides uniform set of tools and features which can be used to develop variety of applications including desktop, web based and mobile applications. The best thing about .NET framework is that you don’t need to learn much about application development techniques once you have basic understanding of the frame.   There are two basic components of .NET framework. Common Language [...]
ByteScout Screen Capturing SDK 2.10.816 released
ByteScout released new version of Screen Capturing SDK 2.10.816 on April 10, 2014. What's new Screen Capturing SDK 2.10.816: record video from screen, record video from applications, regions; now supports time stamp (including current date time and running time) in the text overlay. Sample usage:  capturer.OverlayingRedTextCaption = "Recording: {RUNNINGMIN}:{RUNNINGSEC}:{RUNNINGMSEC} on {CURRENTYEAR}-{CURRENTMONTH}-{CURRENTDAY} at {CURRENTHOUR}:{CURRENTMIN}:{CURRENTSEC}:{CURRENTMSEC}"; new samples for .NET, C++ and VBscript; stability improvements; crashing issues on some non-English Windows versions were fixed; minor bug-fixes and improvements. Download evaluation version: https://bytescout.com/download/trial/screencapturingsdk.html More [...]
Image To Video SDK 2.10.813 and Spreadsheet SDK 2.40.1346 released
  Image To Video SDK 2.10.813 and Spreadsheet SDK 2.40.1346 are released on April 7, 2014.   What's new Image To Video SDK 2.10.813:   convert images into video, jpg to avi, jpg to wmv, png to video WMVVideoBitrate incorrectly read issue fixed issue with incorrect output video duration when background music is used was fixed minor fixes and improvements Download evaluation version: https://bytescout.com/products/developer/imagetovideosdk/imagetovideosdk.html More info: https://bytescout.com/products/developer/imagetovideosdk/imagetovideosdk.html   What's new Spreadsheet SDK 2.40.1346:   read xls, write xls, read csv, read xlsx, write xlsx in .NET and ASP.NET .NET 4.50 dlls added Visual Studio 2013 [...]
ActiveXActiveXis a software application development framework Introduced by Microsoft in 1996. ActiveX framework was geared towards web application development by combining and adapted version of earlier COM (Component Object Model) with the Object Linking and Embedding Technologies (OLE) which is widely used for downloading contents from the websites. Although theoretically, ActiveX was created with intent to work on all the platforms but it is mostly used on window platforms and due to compiled code it [...]
How to add barcode reading from web camera in your ASP.NET application? It is easy with BarCode Reader SDK
updated on 5 February 2014 (to include support for Internet Explorer 9+) It is easy with HTML5, Javascript and the latest version of BarCode Reader SDK! Screenshot of the Google Chrome browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari are also supported!) running ASP.NET code reading Code 128 barcodes from online web camera: Visual Studio 2008/2010 or higher is required for this sample to run! 1) Install evaluation copy of BarCode Reader SDK from www.bytescout.com 2) in Visual [...]
Code 128 Barcodes: History, Purpose, Advantages, Limitations, Applications
Code 128 Code 128 is another linear barcode which is widely used in industry and stores. Code 128 is denser than the other linear barcode type i-e code 39. Code 128 can encode all the upper and lower case alphabets and all the numeric characters from 0-9 and all the 128 ASCII character. The higher density of code 128 makes it suitable to store large amount of data as compared to code 139. This variety [...]
Getting images from scanner, web camera or from other still imaging devices using WIA
Lot of our customers asking us about a way to acquire images from scanner and other imaging devices. There are 2 ways to acquire image in Windows: via TWAIN interface (used since 1992); via WIA (currently is recommended by Microsoft over TWAIN/STI because of better user experience) To acquire images using TWAIN we have open-source SDK called Bytescout Scan SDK which is available for free download at http://bytescoutscansdk.codeplex.com/ Scan SDK is free for use in both commercial and [...]