Leadtools.Windows.Media.Effects Getting Started


LEADTOOLS WPF (Leadtools.Windows.Media.Effects assembly)

For pointers to sample programs that demonstrate many features, see the table below:



Redistributables Paths

Assembly - Class/Namespace Comments Demos
- Leadtools.Windows.Media.Effects
The Leadtools.Windows.Media.Effects namespace includes classes for applying Pixel Shader effects to WPF UI Elements. Examples\DotNet3\CS\ShaderEffectsDemo


Library Description Dependencies
Leadtools.Windows.Media.Effects.dll Core Library


NuGet PackageDescription
Leadtools.Document.Viewer.Wpf Document Imaging Library for WPF
Leadtools.Viewer.Controls.Wpf Viewer Controls for WPF


You can download the required software from Microsoft's download website**.

In order to execute the WPF demos, you must have the .NET Framework 3.0 installed.

In addition, to run the WPF demos you need:

  • Visual Studio 2008 (which does not require any addon)


  • Visual Studio 2005 with the "Visual Studio 2005 extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (WCF WPF)".

In addition, to re-compile WPF demos you need: 

  • "Microsoft® Windows® Software Development Kit Update for Windows Vista"


  • "Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .NET Framework version 3.5"

Included with LEADTOOLS Imaging SDK. All others are available in LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro, Document, and Medical Imaging SDKs.

"Visual Studio 2005 extensions for.NET Framework 3.0 (WCF & WPF), November 2006" could not be found on the Microsoft download site, but could still be found on other sites like www.download.com. So, you can do a search on www.google.com if you cannot find these extensions on Microsoft's website.

At the time of writing this document, there were problems installing the "Visual Studio 2005 extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (WCF WPF)" if you had Visual Studio 2005 with SP1 installed. In such cases, perform the following steps in order to get the Visual Studio 2005 extensions working:

  1. Install the .NET Framework 3.0 (not 3.5!)
  2. Install the Visual Studio 2005 extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (WCF & WPF)
  3. Re-install Visual Studio 2005 SP1 (telling the SP1 setup to re-install SP1)
  4. You can now install .NET Framework 3.5 (SP1) (optional)

It is possible that future revisions of the .NET framework or the Visual Studio service packs will change this order. Alternatively, you can follow the procedures outlined in the MSDN Forum article, "Visual Studio 2005 WPF Extensions Problem", at Visual Studio 2005 WPF Extensions Problem.  

See Also

Programming Reference

Getting Started

Assembly Overview


Introduction to LEADTOOLS for WPF

LEADTOOLS Licensing Requirements

Technical Support

MSDN: WPF Pixel Shader Effects


WPF Assemblies


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