Integrate image scanning within a C# application

Now, include the WIA library (C:\Windows\System32\wiaaut.dll) within your project by adding a reference to it :


Figure 2.

Add a new class to your project and name it Scanner:

using System;
using WIA;

namespace ScanImage
public class Scanner
Device oDevice;
Item oItem;
CommonDialogClass dlg;
public Scanner()
dlg = new CommonDialogClass();
oDevice = dlg.ShowSelectDevice(WiaDeviceType.ScannerDeviceType, true, false);
public void Scann()

In order to consume the services of this very simple class add a button and a picture box to your form as your project is Windows form one, the form should looks like this bellow:


Figure 3.

Do implement the button1_click as follow:

private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
   Scanner oScanner = new Scanner();
button1.Text = “Image scanned”;
  OpenFileDialog dlg = new OpenFileDialog();
if (dlg.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK)
pictureBox1.Image = Image.FromFile(dlg.FileName);

Now run the application and observe:


Figure 4.

Click OK


Figure 5.

Then the below windows appears :

Figure 6.

Choose the colored photo, and then click next:


Figure 7.

In the above window, select JPG then click next


Figure 8 .

As showed above, the scanning process will be lunched as normally, click next then finish and the paper will be scanned as bellow:


Figure 9

You can browse to the emplacement of the given scanned image and display it using the picture box.


Figure 10

That’s it