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Image/Document Scanning In Vb6

I want to scan an Image/Document using visual basic's form and want to set customized resolution, size and type of that document. Means Controlling a scanner using visual basic form and saving document in a specified directory.

Can any one tell me how to do that and where to start and what should i know ?

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It then scans through looks for the words "pickup" and "knife" and if present allow me to do something like add the knife to their inventory.

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help me with coding if u have

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