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The Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation environment provides a consistent programming model for building applications. Directly related to XAML, it provides a clear separation between business logic and the user interface, enabling you to build applications that blend the user interface, documents, images, and other content for delivery on the desktop or across-the-web. That is, business logic models developed by business analysts, marketing departments, or end users (using XAML plug-ins) can be used natively as application front-ends. This eliminates the need for coding (or re-coding) from "storyboards," instead allowing for direct collaboration among web developers, art departments, business analysts, and back-end programmers.

WPF is pre-installed in Windows Vista, and is also available for installation on Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003. 

WPF supports robust imaging capabilities, interface automation, data-driven user interfaces and visualization, as well as Windows shell integration. WPF can natively access Windows Imaging Component (WIC) codecs and APIs, allowing developers to write image codecs for their specific image file formats.

LEADTOOLS for WPF takes full advantage of this capability, to provide you with out-of-the-box support for displaying, loading, saving, converting or processing all image formats supported by the Microsoft Windows BitmapSource class in the WPF environment, as well as the 150+ formats supported by LEADTOOLS Raster Imaging toolkits.

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LEADTOOLS for Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)

LEADTOOLS WPF Express includes controls for everything you need to start adding imaging functions to your WPF applications.

  • The WPF BitmapSource Viewer supports many Microsoft .NET BitmapSource image objects, and includes Display, Scroll, Zoom, Frame, FrameShadow, and MagGlass features.
  • The ImageList control lets you display lists of thumbnail images in Explorer View Style, and set their scroll style.
  • Full documentation for all Windows Presentation Foundation functionality supported by all LEADTOOLS products lets you see exactly what you will get if you decide to upgrade. Individual class members that are installed with and supported by the WPF Express toolkit are noted, and indicated on member summary pages by the WPF Express icon shown at left.

Ready to do more?

LEADTOOLS WPF Standard Edition adds:

  • WPF Bitmap Effects. Use 200+ Bitmap Effects and image processing functions to add visual interest to WPF content.
  • Windows Imaging Component (WIC) Codecs. Instantly add support for 40+ file formats to any WIC/WPF application, including the Windows XP SP3 Explorer and Vista Photo Explorer.
  • An enhanced WPF Viewer and Image List Control that supports:
    • all Microsoft .NET BitmapSource image objects.
    • fully styleable, Expression Blend-compatible controls.
    • additional viewer control and UI features like Frame, Shadow, and PanWindow.
    • interactive UI Tools like ZoomTo, Pan, CenterAt, and Scale.
    • customizable MagGlass options.
    • ImageList Item Size, Selection Style, and multiple View Styles like Normal, Button,and User-defined.
  • Support for regions in the BimapSourceViewer control

Want the full power of LEADTOOLS Imaging for your WPF applications?

Use the LEADTOOLS WPF Module to unleash the power of LEADTOOLS in your XAML applications. Using LEAD’s WPF interface, you can add LEADTOOLS OCR, TWAIN scanning, document pre-processing, medical imaging, and much more to any WPF application. Get Expression Blend-compatible and fully styleable controls for complete interoperation support between LEADTOOLS and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) images.

This modular add-on for LEADTOOLS Raster Imaging Pro, Document Imaging, and Medical Imaging SDKS includes all the Windows Presentation Foundation functionality supported by the LEADTOOLS WPF Standard Edition, plus:

  • Our most advanced WPF Image Viewer. This viewer not only supports all Microsoft .NET BitmapSource image objects, but works directly with LEADTOOLS Raster Pro .NET classes, allowing you to leverage the full power of LEADTOOLS file format and image processing support. The fully styleable control includes scroll, zoom, pan, magnify glass, and image list.
  • Our most advanced Image Processing. Over 200 Image Processing Methods including edge, blur, noise, artistic, texture, spatial, color adjustments and 3D. Low and High level image processing routines for document, medical, color adjustment, region processing, image analysis and statistics.
  • The most support for File Formats. Support even more file formats and flavors, as well as file metadata.  Extend WPF file format support for LEAD’s WIC-enabled codecs to include all formats and subformats, low-level control for file load and save, file metadata support (tags and cooments, and many more image formats, including PDF, TIFF, lossless and lossy JPEG, JPEG2000, JBIG2, PSD, and DICOM.

With LEADTOOLS SDKs, developers can harness the robust power of LEADTOOLS extensive file format support and image processing features, while taking advantage of the newest UI development features provided by WPF. LEADTOOLS SDKs include WPF source code examples, making the integration of many years of LEADTOOLS imaging expertise into the latest Microsoft WPF technology a simple task.

Raster Imaging Pro

LEADOOLS Raster Imaging SDKs support image processing (transforms, filters, drawing), display, special effects, and compression  for 150+ file formats, including JPEG, JPEG 2000 [read], TIFF, CCITT G4 and LEAD's proprietary CMP, CMW, and ABC.

Key Features:

  • .NET 3.0. LEADTOOLS now supports the .NET 3.0 Framework. A new conversion class allows developers to convert the LEAD RasterImage class to and from the .NET 3.0 BitmapSource class. Your WPF-based applications can now leverage the power of LEADTOOLS image processing and file input / output functionality. Now also includes an advanced version of the WPF (XAML) Viewer control which works directly with the RasterImage class.
  • File Format Support. Read, write, and convert, and save image files in over 150 of the most popular standard image formats, including JPEG, JPEG 2000 [read], GIF, TIFF (including G3/G4, LZW, CMYK, JTIF), PNG, BMP, MODCA/IOCA, PCX, TGA, and XPS.
  • Image Compression. Contains classes for loading/saving image and non-image data to the multiple image file formats supported by LEADTOOLS. Support includes palettes, memory files, multi-page files, compressed files, comments, tags, animation, view perspectives, raw image data, compressed data, alpha channel, and others. This namespace also provides classes to load files from a network source in an asynchronous manner. This includes FeedLoad and stream (URL) support
  • Image Processing. Use more than 200 digital filters and transforms to process images. Includes smooth, sharpen, edge detect/enhance, modify brightness/contrast/gamma, change hue and saturation, red-eye removal, unsharp mask, add noise, and resize and rotate images using various resampling techniques (including bicubic). Over half of all image functions support both signed and unsigned images.
  • Image Display. Full control over brightness and contrast settings, color reduction with dithering and palette control, zooming/scaling/fitting, panning, scrolling, and painting with transparency. Additionally, LEADTOOLS provides image-list and thumbnail browser controls, advanced magnifying-glass features, and an automated pan-window control.
  • Leadtools.Codecs. Support includes palettes, memory files, multi-page files, compressed files, comments, tags, animation, view perspectives, raw image data, compressed data, and alpha channel.
  • Data binding. The RasterImageViewer control supports this fast, easy way to connect to databases. All LEADTOOLS filters have data binding support for loading and saving.

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