Introduction

A couple of years ago, in December 2006, I had to write a program that was able to instruct a scanner to scan a document and save the result to an image file. Back then, I had to write it using Delphi 6. After some research (or Googling) I came accross the Windows Image Acquisition platform.

The WIA platform enables you to interact with imaging hardware such as scanners, webcams, printers…etc. allowing you to talk to hardware from different manufacturers. Wondering if this platform is still supported on Windows 7 I decided to find out. Let’s see if we can scan some documents.

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