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July 14, 2005, 02:58:45
Dear Tech Support Staff,

I am trying out IC Imaging Control to see if it will work for an application that I am developing. I am very comfortable with VB6, but am new to VB.net.

I have begun a new VB project and have installed the Imaging Control, which now appears in my toolbox. I can click on the Imaging control on the toolbox, however, when I try to drag a imaging control on my userform, the hourglass mousepointer appears for a moment, and then nothing happens. No imaging control appears on my form, and no imaging control appears in my properties window. I am able to create other controls on my form, just not the Imaging control.

Using VBA (in Excel), I am able to create an activeX imaging control without any problems (and it displays images from my 1394 camera). I have also tried installing the COM object in VB.net (as opposed to the .Net framework), but I get the following error when I try to create an imaging control:

"One or more types in the assembly unable to load."

Any ideas on why I cannot create an imaging control on my form?

Many thanks for your help,


Stefan Geissler
July 14, 2005, 08:55:56
Hello Sandheep,

in VB.NET you should use the IC Imaging Control component instead of the ActiveX control.
Pleas refer to http://www.imagingcontrol.com/ic/docs/html/dotnet/FirstSteps.htm
for creating a VB.NET project with IC Imaging Control component.

The complete documentation is here:

It is also installed as CHM file on your computer.

July 20, 2005, 01:43:48

Thanks for the reply. Somehow, the problem that I was having seems to have corrected itself.

While exploring the IC imaging control, I've noticed that the options for resolution and framerate using my existing driver (Unibrain Fire-I) are not so good. At best, at 1024x768, I can only get 1.75 fps. At 640x480, I can get 4.75 fps.

I uninstalled this driver and installed the trial version of the Sony Firewire driver from your website (http://www.1394imaging.com/products/software/icwdmdcamsony/). This is providing me with the resolution and framerate options that I am happy with (1024x768 at 30 fps).

Can you tell me how I can obtain the full version of this driver? Is it available from Sony? Can I purchase it from 1394imaging.com? If I buy IC Imaging Control Professional, will the full version of the driver be included?

Many thanks,


Stefan Geissler
July 20, 2005, 12:05:48
Hello Sandheep,

you can purchase the driver from us. Please write a request to support@imagingcontrol.com to Mr. Vogel.