Scanner support for WinRT?

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  1. bitbank

    bitbank New Member

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    I'm developing an app for Win8/RT which supports scanning. The scanning API was added by Microsoft in WinRT 8.1. I'm able to successfully scan from a few scanners in Windows 8.1, but WinRT doesn't seem to support any. Can anyone verify if a scanner is supported on WinRT? Even on full Windows, scanners are still not supported well. Here's my findings so far:

    HP Laserjet 3200 Multifunction - supported in Win8.1, not supported in WinRT
    Canon P-215 wand scanner - not supported in any version of modern windows (ISIS/TWAIN/CUSTOM apps work from Win32 apps)
    Brother DS-600 wand scanner - supported in Win8.1, not supported in WinRT
    Fujitsu Scansnap S1300 - not supported in Win8.1 nor WinRT (custom Win32 app works in full Windows)
     
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    Here is the list of manufacturers included and some of the devices:
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    How about HP scanners (more precisely 3-in-1s)? Cant seem to get my Surface 2 to work with my HP e-print device (its the 3520 model).
     
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    That's the list for Cameras and Scanners, as you can see no HP in there.
     
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    Thanks. That kind of sucks! I just bought the HP printer. Oh well!
     
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    I know the feeling :(
     
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    My HP Envy 4500 works fine without any effort to add a driver.
     
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    My HP Deskjet 3050A works perfectly printing and scanning. Go here Windows Compatibility Center and you can search for any hardware and get an idea if it will work or not.
     

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