scanners and windows

I know this is not the appropriate forum to post this on, but I figured that someone may know…

With VC or VB how can you

  1. Detect what scanners are on the computer
  2. Interface and use them.

If you know of a good VC or Windows programing forum like this it would be great also

I’ve never tried to do this before, but if I were going to I’d search for info on Twain. You might check They have a decent store of Win32 knowledge. I just did a quick search on MSDN and didn’t come up with anything. (The CD version, not the website.)

I did some searching because this is something I’d be interested in learning, as well. (I’m also intereted in getting data from web-cams and I noticed once that my Creative WebCam has a TWAIN source.) Here’s some links that might be helpful…

Only available on Me, but here’s info on Windows Imaging Aquisition API <a href=“” target="_blank">[/ URL]

An activeX scanner control… [ /hidh_imgscan_contents.htm</a>

I’m still looking for info specifically about TWAIN. If I find anything useful, I’ll add some more links here.

What do you know… there’s info at [url=“”]](

[This message has been edited by Deiussum (edited 02-25-2001).]