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ImageCapture.RequestScan

Starts a scan on selectedFunctionalUnit.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
ImageCapture 6.4 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "ImageCapture.RequestScan" { ; Wait } )   More

Parameters

Parameter Description Example Flags
Wait Pass 1 to wait till complete.
Or pass 0 to return immediately.
Default is 1 to wait.
0 Optional

Result

Returns OK or error.

Description

Starts a scan on selectedFunctionalUnit.
If a progress dialog from our plugin is visible, the plugin will keep it updated with progress.

Please use ImageCapture.SetParameter to configure scanner before requesting the scan, e.g. for duplex.

MBS Plugin 8.5 and newer observes progress and returns timeout error if scanner didn't do anything for 60 seconds.

Please call ImageCapture.OpenDevice to open device before requesting a scan.

Examples

Scan images:

# set parameters
Set Variable [$physicalWidth; Value:MBS("ImageCapture.GetParameter"; "physicalWidth")]
Set Variable [$physicalHeight; Value:MBS("ImageCapture.GetParameter"; "physicalHeight")]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("ImageCapture.SetParameter"; "scanArea"; 0; 0; $physicalWidth; $physicalHeight)]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("ImageCapture.SetParameter"; "documentType"; "USLetter")]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("ImageCapture.SetParameter"; "documentName"; "Scan")]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("ImageCapture.SetParameter"; "resolution"; 300)]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("ImageCapture.SetParameter"; "bitDepth"; 8)]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("ImageCapture.SetParameter"; "pixelDataType"; "RGB")]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("ImageCapture.SetParameter"; "documentUTI"; "jpeg")]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("ImageCapture.SetParameter"; "downloadsDirectory"; "temp")]
Set Variable [$p; Value:MBS( "ProgressDialog.Reset")]
Set Variable [$p; Value:MBS( "ProgressDialog.SetTitle"; "Scanning" )]
Set Variable [$p; Value:MBS( "ProgressDialog.SetBottomText"; "" )]
Set Variable [$p; Value:MBS( "ProgressDialog.SetTopText"; "Scan from Flatbed scanner." )]
Set Variable [$p; Value:MBS( "ProgressDialog.SetButtonCaption"; "Cancel" )]
Set Variable [$p; Value:MBS( "ProgressDialog.SetProgress"; -1 )]
Set Variable [$p; Value:MBS( "ProgressDialog.Show" )]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("ImageCapture.requestScan")]
Set Variable [$p; Value:MBS( "ProgressDialog.Hide" )]
If [MBS("iserror")]
    Show Custom Dialog ["Failed start scan"; MBS("Text.RemovePrefix"; $r; "[MBS] ")]
    Exit Script []
End If
Set Variable [$Paths; Value:MBS("ImageCapture.ImagePaths")]
Set Variable [$Count; Value:ValueCount ( $Paths )]
Set Variable [$Index; Value:1]
Loop
    Set Variable [$Path; Value:GetValue($Paths; $index)]
    New Record/Request
    Set Field [Images::Image; MBS("Container.ReadFile"; $path)]
    Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "Files.Delete"; $Path )]
    Commit Records/Requests [No dialog]
    Set Variable [$Index; Value:$index + 1]
    Exit Loop If [$index > $count]
End Loop

Run scan with duplex:

# set parameters
Set Variable [ $physicalWidth ; Value: MBS("ImageCapture.GetParameter"; "physicalWidth") ]
Set Variable [ $physicalHeight ; Value: MBS("ImageCapture.GetParameter"; "physicalHeight") ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("ImageCapture.SetParameter"; "documentType"; "A4") ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("ImageCapture.SetParameter"; "documentName"; "Scan") ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("ImageCapture.SetParameter"; "resolution"; 300) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("ImageCapture.SetParameter"; "bitDepth"; 8) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("ImageCapture.SetParameter"; "pixelDataType"; "RGB") ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("ImageCapture.SetParameter"; "documentUTI"; "jpeg") ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("ImageCapture.SetParameter"; "downloadsDirectory"; "temp") ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("ImageCapture.SetParameter"; "duplexScanningEnabled"; 1) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("ImageCapture.SetParameter"; "scanArea"; 0; 0; $physicalWidth; $physicalHeight) ]
Set Variable [ $p ; Value: MBS("ProgressDialog.Reset") ]
Set Variable [ $p ; Value: MBS("ProgressDialog.SetTitle"; "Scanning" ) ]
Set Variable [ $p ; Value: MBS("ProgressDialog.SetBottomText"; "" ) ]
Set Variable [ $p ; Value: MBS("ProgressDialog.SetTopText"; "Scan from Flatbed scanner." ) ]
Set Variable [ $p ; Value: MBS("ProgressDialog.SetButtonCaption"; "Cancel" ) ]
Set Variable [ $p ; Value: MBS("ProgressDialog.SetProgress"; -1 ) ]
Set Variable [ $p ; Value: MBS("ProgressDialog.Show" ) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("ImageCapture.requestScan") ]
Set Variable [ $p ; Value: MBS("ProgressDialog.Hide" ) ]
If [ MBS("iserror") ]
    Show Custom Dialog [ "Failed start scan" ; MBS("Text.RemovePrefix"; $r; "[MBS] ") ]
    Exit Script [ Text Result: ]
End If
#
# read images
Pause/Resume Script [ Duration (seconds): ,1 ]
Set Variable [ $Paths ; Value: MBS("ImageCapture.ImagePaths") ]
If [ Length ( $Paths ) > 0 ]
    Set Variable [ $Count ; Value: ValueCount ( $Paths ) ]
    If [ $Count > 0 ]
        Set Variable [ $Index ; Value: 1 ]
        Loop
            Set Variable [ $Path ; Value: GetValue($Paths; $index) ]
            New Record/Request
            Set Field [ Images::Image ; MBS("Container.ReadFile"; $path) ]
            Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "Files.Delete"; $Path ) ]
            Commit Records/Requests [ With dialog: Off ]
            Set Variable [ $Index ; Value: $index + 1 ]
            Exit Loop If [ $index > $count ]
        End Loop
    End If
End If

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Created 11st September 2016, last changed 27th May 2021


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