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Fingerprint SDK 2009 Developer's Manual

Fingerprint SDK 2009 Developer's Manual


Griaule Biometrics 2009

Griaule Biometrics Fingerprint SDK and GrFinger are trademarks of Griaule Biometrics LTDA.
The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Manual Conventions
Icons
Definitions and Acronyms

Icons
The icons below indicate that a section applies to a specific integration type: DLL, ActiveX or Java application/applet.

This icon indicates that the section applies to Fingerprint SDK DLL only.

This icon indicates that the section applies to Fingerprint SDK ActiveX component only.

This icon indicates that the section applies to Fingerprint SDK Java for Windows only.

The icons below are used to get reader's attention to any important information.

This icon usually gives hints to make something easier: learning, understanding, programming, deploying, etc.

This icon is used to indicate a very important section that should not be skipped.

This icon indicates a potential risk to system integrity, a risk of malfunctioning, etc. The section must not be skipped and you should read it carefully.

Definitions and Acronyms


IDE - An Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is a software that assists programmers to develop software. It normally consists of a source code editor, a compiler and/or interpreter, build-automation tools, and
(usually) a debugger. The Fingerprint SDK ActiveX Component can be used in many IDEs, like Microsoft Visual Studio and Borland Delphi.
DLL - A Dynamic Link Library (DLL) is a shared library used in Microsoft Windows. A single instance of a shared library can be used by many running programs without being replicated for each program, saving
RAM and disk space. The Fingerprint SDK library can be used as a Windows DLL.
SDK - A Software Development Kit (SDK) is a set of development tools, documents, libraries and/or sample codes that allows a programmer to create applications for a certain software package. The Fingerprint SDK
allows a programmer to create applications with biometric capabilities.
FRR - The False Rejection Rate (FRR) is defined as the percentage of identification instances in which false rejection occurs. It's normally expressed as a probability.
FAR - The False Acceptance Rate (FAR) is the measure of the likelihood that the biometric security system will incorrectly accept an access attempt by an unauthorized user.
DPI - The Dots per Inch (DPI) measure indicates the resolution of images. The more dots per inch, the higher the resolution. The DPI is an important information about fingerprint images, affecting both the image
quality and matching accuracy.
Template - A template is the feature set extracted from a fingerprint image. The verification and identification functions in Fingerprint SDK library works only with templates. Once the template is extracted the
library doesn't need the fingerprint image anymore for any verification or identification process.
Callback - The callback scheme is used in event-driven programs where the program registers a function (a "callback handler") to handle a certain event. The program does not call the handler directly: when the event

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occurs, another program or library or even the operating system calls the handler, passing it arguments which describe the event.
ActiveX - This is the Microsoft specification for reusable components. ActiveX is based on the Component Object Model (COM), an open standard that specifies how components interact and interoperate. Somewhat
like a DLL, ActiveX allows packaging code to create highly reusable components.
regsvr32 - This is a tool to register and unregister Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) controls, such as DLLs and ActiveX controls. For further info about this tool, check the Microsoft's regsvr32 page.
JNI - The Java Native Interface (JNI) is a programming framework that allows Java code running in the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) to call and be called by native applications (programs specific to a hardware and
operating system platform) and libraries written in other languages, such as C, C++ and assembly.
Java applet - A Java applet is a Java program that can be included as part of a web page.

Getting Started
Fingerprint SDK is a fingerprint recognition library that comes packaged with a Software Development Kit (SDK), allowing you to integrate biometrics in a wide range of applications. Thanks to its support for several
programming languages, richness of code samples, and its thorough documentation, you'll start developing your application in a matter of minutes.
Quick Start Guide
Features
What's New on Fingerprint SDK
About Fingerprint SDK Editions
Upgrading from GrFinger 4.2 to Fingerprint SDK
FingerCap USB Driver
Licensing
Support

Quick Start Guide


Downloading
Download a trial version of Fingerprint SDK at www.griaule.com, in "Downloads" section.

Installing
To install Fingerprint SDK, run the installation program and follow the on-screen instructions.

Installing your fingerprint reader


Check the Fingerprint Readers Installation section in this manual.

Folders Overview
Check the SDK Folders Structure section in this manual.

Getting licenses
Check the Licensing section in this manual.

Developing using Fingerprint SDK

A good starting point is copying and


modifying the SDK samples.

The first step to start developing with Fingerprint SDK is choosing between Fingerprint SDK DLL, ActiveX or Java. All formats have the same functionalities, so choose
the most appropriate for your needs, programming environment and skills. Next, check this manual and the sample codes to learn what you need to build your application.

Deploying a Fingerprint SDK based application


Check the Deploying a Fingerprint SDK Based Application section in this manual.

Features
Technical Characteristics
Fingerprint Readers Support
Programming Languages Support
Sample Codes
Quality
One-to-many Identification
Licensing

Technical Characteristics
Capture
Detects fingerprint readers plug/unplug;
Automatic finger detection;
Supports BMP files for fingerprint image saving/loading;
Maximum image size of 1280 x 1280 pixels;
Minimum image size of 50 x 50 pixels;
Maximum resolution of 1000 DPI;
Minimum resolution of 125 DPI;

Extraction
Average extraction time of 100ms*;
Maximum image size of 500 x 500 pixels**;
Minimum image size of 50 x 50 pixels;
Average template size of 400 bytes*;

Matching

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Identification speed (IDENTIFICATION EDITION): up to 35000/s***


Identification speed (VERIFICATION EDITION): up to 100/s* ***
Verification speed (IDENTIFICATION EDITION): up to 100/s* ***
Verification speed (VERIFICATION EDITION): up to 100/s* ***
Notes:
* Images of 300 x 300 pixels. Machine: Pentium4 2.8GHz 512MB.
** Larger images are cropped.
*** Images of 100 x 100 pixels. Machine: Pentium4 2.8GHz 512MB.

Fingerprint Readers Support


Usually the SDKs provided by the fingerprint readers manufacturers support only their own devices. The support for multiple readers in Fingerprint SDK allows you to choose the more suitable reader for your needs.
It also makes the deployment of such devices easier and assures that you will be able to choose the one that fits your customer's needs even after your application deployment.
Supported Fingerprint Readers
Microsoft Fingerprint Reader
Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer with Fingerprint Reader
Microsoft Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader
DigitalPersona U.Are.U 4000
DigitalPersona U.Are.U 4000B
Testech Bio-I CYTE
Secugen Hamster III
M2SYS M2-S Fingerprint Reader
Biotouch / Futronic FS80
Nitgen Hamster I / Hamster II
Certis Image Orcanthus
Crossmatch V250 / V300 / V300 LC / V300 LC2 / V500
Fingerprint SDK multiple readers support allows using on a single machine, and at the same time, one Crossmatch device, up to 127 Testech devices, one Secugen device or one Nitgen device, one Certis device, up
to 127 M2SYS devices, up to 127 Futronic devices, up to 127 DigitalPersona devices and up to 127 Microsoft devices.

Programming Languages Support


Most SDKs provide a cumbersome DLL as their unique interface, needing you to create import files for the language you're using, among other obstacles. Fingerprint SDK supports multiple programming languages,
including Java (Windows only), Delphi, Visual Basic 6, C++, C++.NET, C#, VB.NET, VBA and Visual FoxPro 8. ActiveX, DLL and Java components are available for Windows platform.

Sample Codes
The Fingerprint SDK comes packaged with fifteen detailed and complete application samples, along with their source code, in several programming languages. The samples cover all Fingerprint SDK functions and
provide an easy starting point for development.

Quality
Griaule's fingerprint recognition algorithm was successfully tested among the world's best fingerprint recognition systems, on a test held by the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in
2003.
The Griaule fingerprint recognition algorithms (P066) get the first position of the average ERR in FVC 2006. The FVC (Fingerprint Verification Competition) is the worlds largest competition for fingerprint
verification algorithms.

One-to-many Identification
Most solutions offer only one-to-one verification or one-to-little identification. Fingerprint SDK is capable of making unlimited one-to-many identification.

Licensing
Fingerprint SDK offers a number of licensing options to meet your needs. Please visit Griaule Web Site to know about it.

What's New on Fingerprint SDK


Added support to Microsoft Fingerprint Reader version 2.0 (PID 0x00CA) directly on fingercap driver;
Added support to Biotouch / Futronic FS80 directly on fingercap;
Added support to Nitgen Hamster I / Hamster II;
Added support to Certis Image Orcanthus;
Added support to Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer with Fingerprint Reader directly on fingercap;
Added support to Certis Image Orcanthus;
Added support to Microsoft Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader directly on fingercap;
Added support to M2SYS M2-S Fingerprint Reader directly on fingercap;
Added support of Bio-i Cyte directly on fingercap;
Improved support for all fingerprint readers;
Added plugins to all supported fingerprint readers;
Dropped support for Windows NT / 98 / Me;
Fixed some minor bugs from GrFinger 4.2;
Improved robustness;
Dropped the banner added to the fingerprint images displayed when runnning trial license;
Added splash screen when initializing the library using trial license;
Dropped the editions FULL and LIGHT. And added the editions IDENTIFICATION and VERIFICATION.

About Fingerprint SDK Editions


Fingerprint SDK is available in two editions: VERIFICATION and IDENTIFICATION. The difference between them is just the matching speed, as presented in the Technical Characteristics section.

Upgrading from GrFinger 4.2 to Fingerprint SDK


SDK upgrade
Contact Griaule to get a license upgrade and instructions on how to apply the new license;
Uninstall GrFinger 4.2 SDK;
Install Fingerprint SDK.

Upgrading already deployed applications


Contact Griaule to get a license upgrade and instructions on how to apply the new license;
Remove all binary files from GrFinger 4.2;
Follow the instructions on Deploying a Fingerprint SDK Based Application section to deploy the new binary and license files.

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If Microsoft, DigitalPersona, Futronic FS80, M2SYS M2-S or Bio-I Cyte fingerprint readers are used, you must remove the manufacturer's device driver and install the FingerCap USB Driver. For further information
check Fingerprint Readers compatible with Griaule FingerCap USB Driver installation section.

FingerCap USB Driver


The FingerCap USB Driver is the new device driver used by Fingerprint SDK for some USB fingerprint readers. It replaces completely the manufacturer's device driver or application, simplifying the application
installation and deployment.
The FingerCap USB Driver 1.2 supports the following fingerprint readers:
Microsoft Fingerprint Reader
DigitalPersona U.Are.U 4000
DigitalPersona U.Are.U 4000B
Bio-I Cyte
Biotouch / Futronic FS80
Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer with Fingerprint Reader
Microsoft Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader
M2SYS M2-S
The FingerCap USB Driver 1.2 works on the following operating systems:
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2003
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
Windows 2000 (Service Pack 2 or later recommended)

Each fingerprint reader is supported on specifics operating systems. Please check it at Griaule Web Site.

Licensing
Fingerprint SDK is distributed with a trial license valid for 90 days*. After this period you have to buy a license to keep using it.
Check the Griaule Web Site for licensing options, pricing and instructions on how to request commercial licenses.
To know how to apply and deploy licenses, check the Licensing Fingerprint SDK Based Deployed Applications section.

Trial license limitations


The trial licenses of Fingerprint SDK are for non-commercial use. There is no technical limitation: the only difference is the splash screen displayed when the library is initializing.
* Note that after 90 days the library still works normally, but using it without a commercial license will be an explicit violation of the license agreement. To use the commercial license there is no need to reinstall the
SDK; you just have to proper replace the trial license with the commercial one.

Support
Griaule Support Page

Installing the SDK


Supported Systems and Requirements
Supported IDEs
SDK Folders Structure
About the Samples
Fingerprint Readers Installation

Supported Systems and Requirements


These are the operating systems supported by Fingerprint SDK:
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2003
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
Windows 2000 (Service Pack 2 or later recommended)
The hardware requirements are a 200Mhz or higher Pentium-class Processor and 64Mb of RAM.

You also need to check the supported operating systems and the computer requirements for the fingerprint reader you're intending to use. In order to do so, check the manufacturer's website or the fingerprint
reader's documentation.

Supported IDEs
Fingerprint SDK ActiveX component should be supported by any IDE that supports ActiveX components. It does works with the most used Windows IDEs: Visual Basic 6, Delphi 6, Delphi 7, Visual
FoxPro 8, Visual Studio .NET 2003 and Visual Studio .NET 2005.

If you are intending to use Fingerprint SDK in an IDE other than those listed above, make sure it can import and use ActiveX components.

SDK Folders Structure


After installing Fingerprint SDK the following folders will be available in the SDK root folder:
Directory Description

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Directory Description
bin

Contains all the files needed by Fingerprint SDK library. This folder contains (among others): GrFinger.dll (DLL), GrFingerX.dll (ActiveX) and GrFingerJava.dll (JNI for Windows).

doc

The Fingerprint SDK documentation files.


Fingerprint SDK Developer's Manual ENUS.chm: This manual.
Fingerprint SDK Java: Fingerprint SDK for Windows JavaDoc.

images

Some fingerprint images for testing purposes (mainly playing with the samples without having to install a fingerprint reader).

include

Import files for some of the supported languages (DLL only).

lib

GrFinger.lib, a library to access Fingerprint SDK in your C++ and C++.NET applications.

Fingerprint SDK Applet Installer: Fingerprint SDK applet helper for Windows JavaDoc.

samples Contains the samples source codes and binaries.

About the Samples


How to Use the Samples
Samples Internal Organization

How to Use the Samples


The Fingerprint SDK contains a sample biometric application in many programming languages. The samples are all similar. In the "bin" folder of each programming language folder you will find the sample
executable file. The sample main window seems like the one below:

The largest box shows the last fingerprint acquired from a fingerprint reader or loaded from a file. Each reader scans images in a specific size (width and height), but the samples resize all images to the same size
before displaying them. The box on the bottom of the window shows status messages, e.g. when a reader is plugged or unplugged, a finger is placed over a reader, etc.
By clicking the "Extract template" button, the last acquired fingerprint image is analyzed and its minutiae and segments are identified, extracted and displayed on screen.
The "Enroll" button saves the last extracted template into the database, and the ID of the enrolled template is displayed in the log box.
Placing a finger already enrolled in the database over the reader, waiting the image being acquired and clicking the "Identify" button will perform an identification; clicking the "Verify" button will perform a
verification. In the latter case the sample will ask you the fingerprint ID you want to verify. In both cases the result will be displayed in the log box.
By checking the "Auto identify" option, whenever a finger is placed over the reader, the sample will try to automatically identify the fingerprint; the result will be shown in the log box.
To delete all the fingerprints enrolled in the database, click the "Clear database" button.
To clear the log box, use the "Clear log" button.
To save the currently displayed fingerprint image to a file, select the option "Save..." in the "Image" menu.
To load a fingerprint image saved in BMP format, select the option "Load from file..." in the "Image" menu.
Selecting the "Options..." menu causes a new window to be opened. In this window it's possible to change the identification and verification thresholds, the fingerprint rotation tolerance and also the colors used to
display the fingerprint minutiae, their directions and segments.

Samples Internal Organization


Whenever possible, a sample source code follows the structure below:
File name pattern

Description

"Main"

The main window, which displays the fingerprint images, handle events, initializes and finalizes the sample.

"Util"

Methods responsible for initializing and finalizing the Fingerprint SDK library, performing the basic biometric operations like identification, verification, fingerprint enrollment, etc, and also
support routines, like adding messages to the log box or checking if a fingerprint template is valid.

"Callbacks" (DLL
only)

The three callbacks handlers used by Fingerprint SDK (status, finger and image callbacks).

"DB"

Methods responsible for adding and retrieving data from database.

"Options"

The options window.

Fingerprint Readers Installation


Supported fingerprint readers:
Microsoft Fingerprint Reader
DigitalPersona U.Are.U 4000
DigitalPersona U.Are.U 4000B
Bio-I Cyte
Biotouch / Futronic FS80
Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer with Fingerprint Reader
Microsoft Optical Desktop with Fingerprint Reader
M2SYS M2-S

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Secugen Hamster III


Nitgen Hamster I - Hamster II
Crossmatch Fingerprint Readers
Certis Image Orcanthus
Fingerprint Readers Installation

Using the SDK


Fingerprint SDK DLL Prerequisites
Fingerprint SDK ActiveX Prerequisites
Fingerprint SDK Java for Windows Prerequisites
Fingerprint SDK Based Applications Overview
Fingerprint Image Format
Color Coding Format
Contexts
Thresholds and Rotation Tolerance
Splash Screen, Advertisement Banner and Encrypted Images
Deploying a Fingerprint SDK Based Application

Fingerprint SDK DLL Prerequisites


In order to use Fingerprint SDK DLL, add to your project the import file corresponding to the programming language you're using.

Import files for Delphi, C++ and C++.NET are available in the "include" folder in the SDK root folder.

Fingerprint SDK ActiveX Prerequisites


In order to use Fingerprint SDK ActiveX it must be first imported into the IDE you're using.

This section contains detailed importing instructions for the following IDEs:
Microsoft Visual Basic 6
Microsoft Visual Studio 2003/2005
Delphi 6/7
Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8

Microsoft Visual Basic 6


1. Go to Project -> Components...;

2. Select the GrFingerX Control Library component;

3. The Fingerprint SDK ActiveX component will be added to the Toolbox.

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2003/2005


1. Select the Components group of the Toolbox side tab (if necessary, unhide the tab);
2. Right click on a clear area in the tab and select option Add/Remove Items... (VS 2003) or Choose Items... (VS 2005);

3. In the COM Components tab, select the GrFingerXCtrl Class component;

4. The Fingerprint SDK ActiveX component will appear in the Toolbox.

Delphi 6/7
1. Go to Component -> Import ActiveX Control...;

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2. Select the GrFingerX Control Library in the component list and click the Install... button;

3. Click the OK button. If a dialog box asks to install the package, click Yes;

4. A project with the Fingerprint SDK ActiveX library will be opened. Don't modify it, just close the project;
5. The Fingerprint SDK ActiveX component will be added to the Component Palette.

Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8


1. Insert an ActiveX Control (OleControl) in a form;

2. Select the GrFingerXCtrl Class component;

3. The Fingerprint SDK ActiveX component will be added to the form.

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Fingerprint SDK Java for Windows Prerequisites


The GrFingerJava.jar package contains all the required classes for using Fingerprint SDK Java for Windows.

Applet Prerequisites
Fingerprint SDK is a native Windows library, thus Java programs using Fingerprint SDK only run on Windows.

Applet Prerequisites
In order to use Fingerprint SDK in Java applets for Windows, three more requisites must be met:
1. Sign the applet to grant permissions for copying files and loading libraries;
2. Copy all required Fingerprint SDK libraries to the client computer running the applet;
3. Copy the Fingerprint SDK license to the client computer running the applet;
In order to make it easier to met the second and third requisites, the Fingerprint SDK also contains a helper, the GrFingerAppletInstaller class, that has methods to perform all the necessary operations: unpacking ZIP
files, copying files to the filesystem, initializing GrFinger, removing the copied files.

The GrFingerAppletInstaller class handles two resources: a ZIP file (containing the libraries) and a license file.
The ZIP package and license file must be located in the root folder of the JAR archive.
Using the methods provided by the class, copying the files and creating a GrFinger object is straightforward:
// Create the installer
GrFingerAppletInstaller installer = new GrFingerAppletInstaller("","libraries.zip");
// Install libraries
installer.copyAndExtractZip();
// Install license
installer.copyLicense("mylicense.txt");
// Create GrFinger object
GrFinger grFinger = installer.getGrFinger();

Finalizing GrFinger and removing the copied files using the methods provided by the GrFingerAppletInstaller class is also straightforward:
// Finalize GrFinger library
grFinger.finalize();
// Finalize installer, removing copied files
installer.finalize();

Applets and Fingerprint SDK Overview


An applet is a class inherited from class JApplet (Swing based) or from class Applet (AWT based). An applet has four
abstract milestone methods: init, start, stop and destroy.
Sun's Java Applet Tutorial at http:// java.sun.com/ docs/ books/ tutorial/ applet/
index.html is a good starting point for Java applets.

init(): Called when the applet initializes;


start(): Called when the applet is started;
stop(): Called when the applet is stopped;
destroy(): Called when the applet is destroyed;

Swing components should be created, queried and manipulated in the event-dispatching thread, but the web-browsers don't invoke any applet milestone method from this thread. Thus, the milestone methods - init,
start, stop, and destroy - should use the SwingUtilities method invokeAndWait (or invokeLater if appropriate) so that code that refers to the Swing components is executed in the event-dispatching thread. Note in the
example below the method invokeAndWait in the init method.
public void init() {
//Execute a job on the event-dispatching thread:
//creating this applet's GUI.
try {
javax.swing.SwingUtilities.invokeAndWait(new Runnable() {
public void run() {
//Initialization code goes here
}
});
} catch (Exception e) {
System.err.println("Initialization failed!");
}
}

If the applet is Swing based, you must initialize and finalize


Fingerprint SDK library in the invokeAndWait method.

An applet using Fingerprint SDK must copy all necessary files to the client computer in the init method. Only after this operation an applet
may load and initialize Fingerprint SDK library. Finally, Fingerprint SDK library must be finalized in the destroy method.

Signing an Applet
The Java Virtual Machine security policy doesn't allow ordinary applets to write data to the filesystem or load libraries. Applets that must perform such operations must be signed. To sign an applet it's necessary to
package it in a JAR file and then sign this file with a trusted certificate.
Another way to grant permissions for writing data to filesystem and loading libraries in a development environment is editing the user's .java.policy file before loading the applet. This procedure isn't
recommended for production environments.

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In a development environment, creating self-signed certificates is an easy way to sign applets. To do so you must have the Java SDK installed.
The keytool program is used for managing X.509 certificates. The command "keytool --help" shows the program usage. To create a self-signed key you may do:
keytool -genkey -alias signFiles -keystore keyFile -keypass keypassword -dname "cn=Distinguished Name" -storepass storepassword

The command above will generate a file named keyFile containing a certificate suitable to sign an applet. To do so, use the program jarsigner, using the generated file keyFile as the keystore:
jarsigner -keystore keyFile -storepass storepassword -keypass keypassword -signedjar SignedJarFile.jar JarFile.jar signFiles

The command above will generate the file SignedJarFile.jar, which is the same JarFile.jar, but signed. This must be done for every JAR package needing special permissions that is used by the applet.
When a signed applet is loaded on a web-browser, a message box appears displaying the signature details and asking the user if the applet should be trusted. If the user doesn't trust the signed applet, the special
permissions will not be granted. If the applet uses Fingerprint SDK, such permission denial will cause the library to fail during its initialization.

Fingerprint SDK Based Applications Overview


Like any biometric application, a Fingerprint SDK based application has four basic steps: initializing the Fingerprint SDK library, start capturing images from a fingerprint reader or loading them from files,
extracting a template for each image, choosing among enrolling a template or matching it against others on database. Usually the "capturing/extracting/enrolling or matching" steps are repeated until the
application is finished.

Fingerprint capture overview


Once the capture module is initialized, whenever a supported fingerprint reader is plugged or unplugged into the computer, a corresponding event is fired. In case of a plugging event, the image capture may be started
on the fingerprint reader.
Whenever a finger is placed over a fingerprint reader - assuming such reader is capturing images - the corresponding event is fired. Once the fingerprint image is captured, a new event is fired. Finally, when the finger
is removed from the fingerprint reader, the corresponding event is also fired.

When the capture module is initialized, a special sensor is automatically plugged, firing the corresponding plugging event: the "File" sensor. Enabling image capture on this special sensor is required in order
to load fingerprint images from picture files.

Fingerprint Image Format


The fingerprint image format used in the Fingerprint SDK library is an array of width * height unsigned bytes. Each byte represents a single pixel of the image. The array is arranged in left to right, top to bottom order.
There's no padding, each line immediately follows the previous one. Each pixel has a grayscale value ranging from 0 (pure black) to 255 (pure white). This format does not store information about the resolution or
size (width and height) of the image.

On GrFinger 4.1 FREE and LIGHT versions, the fingerprint images captured from the fingerprint readers couldn't be used for any other purpose because they were encrypted. Although Fingerprint SDK
doesn't encrypt the fingerprint images, it accepts encrypted images as input for backward compatibility purposes.

Color Coding Format


The color coding format used by the Fingerprint SDK library is the BGR 24-bits format. Each color channel has 256 levels (0 to 255) and the color is coded as the integer number composed by the three channels
values in the strict order blue-green-red (most significant byte to least significant byte), or, blue x 65536 + green x 256 + red.
Some examples:
255 (decimal) or 0000FF (hex) means pure red ( );
65280 (decimal) or 00FF00 (hex) means pure green( );
16711680 (decimal) or FF0000 (hex) means pure blue ( );
0 (decimal) or 000000 (hex) means black ( );
16777215 (decimal) or FFFFFF (hex) means white ( );

Contexts
Contexts are an advanced feature used to:
allow two or more biometric operations to be executed at the same time;
create different ready-to-use identification or verification environments;
Most biometric applications are interactive and don't execute more than one biometric operation at a time, using just the default context. But, for example, to perform two fingerprint identifications simultaneously on
a multithreaded server, each identification must be executed on its own context. Two operations must not be called simultaneously in the same context because they are not guaranteed to be thread-safe. Creating a
new context for each operation that will be executed simultaneously guarantees the thread safety.

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Furthermore, each context has its own matching parameters, making it possible to create different identification or verification environments. For example, in a two-level security biometric application, instead of
tightening or lowering the matching parameters depending on the security level before performing a matching, two contexts, each one with the appropriate matching parameters, may be created; any fingerprint
matching is then performed in a context corresponding to the right security level.

Thresholds and Rotation Tolerance


The identification and verification functions in Fingerprint SDK library are governed by two important parameters: threshold and rotation tolerance.
The threshold is the minimum score needed to state that two fingerprints do match. The default value is 45 for the identification process and 25 for the verification process, ensuring a 1% FRR.
The rotation tolerance defines the maximum acceptable angle variation (in degrees) between two fingerprints being compared that will result in a match. This value is valid in both clockwise and counter-clockwise
directions, so the maximum value that can be set is 180.

Splash Screen, Advertisement Banner and Encrypted Images


Fingerprint SDK doesn't have any splash screen nor advertisement banner nor encrypt the fingerprint images, no matter which edition is being used.

However, when Fingerprint SDK library is running with a trial license, a splash screen is shown when the library initializes, as shown in the picture below.

For backward compatibility purposes, Fingerprint SDK works with GrFinger 4.1 encrypted images.

Deploying a Fingerprint SDK Based Application


This section presents the files that are required to be packaged with a Fingerprint SDK based application in order to have it working when installed.
The fingerprint reader installation procedure on any machine where the application will be installed is the same as described in the Fingerprint Readers Installation section.

Required Fingerprint SDK Files


Libraries
The following files must be packaged with all Fingerprint SDK based applications:
GrFinger.dll
pthreadVC2.dll
The following files must be packaged with Fingerprint SDK ActiveX based applications:
GrFingerX.dll
Furthermore, GrFingerX.dll must be registered on system during application installation, using the regsvr32 tool. For further info about this tool, check the Microsoft's regsvr32 page.
The following files must be packaged with Fingerprint SDK Java for Windows based applications:
GrFingerJava.dll
GrFingerJava.jar
For any applet using the applet helper, the following files must also be added to the JAR package:
GrFingerAppletInstaller.jar
license agreement (your valid Fingerprint SDK integrator or enterprise license agreement)

Fingerprint reader support


The following files must be packaged with all Fingerprint SDK based applications supporting the Fingerprint Readers compatible with Griaule FingerCap USB Driver:
CapPluginFingercap.dll
The following files must be packaged with all Fingerprint SDK based applications supporting the Secugen Hamster III / Nitgen Hamster I / Hamster II fingerprint readers:
CapPluginHamster.dll
NBioBSP.dll
The following files must be packaged with all Fingerprint SDK based applications supporting the Certis Image Orcanthus fingerprint reader:
CapPluginCertis.dll
CertisExports.dll
Id3BiokeyDll.dll
The following files must be packaged with all Fingerprint SDK based applications supporting the Crossmatch fingerprint readers:
CapPluginCrossMatch.dll

Example
If an application uses Fingerprint SDK ActiveX component and supports the Nitgen Hamster I and Microsoft fingerprint readers, the following files must be packaged with it:
GrFinger.dll
pthreadVC2.dll
GrFingerX.dll (must also be registered in the target computer with the regsvr32 tool)
CapPluginFingercap.dll
CapPluginHamster.dll
NBioBSP.dll

Important notes

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All files required by Fingerprint SDK can be found in the "bin" folder in the SDK root folder.
The list of supported fingerprint readers is available in the Fingerprint Readers Support section.
During application installation, any required DLL file must be copied to the application folder, to a system folder (for e.g., SYSTEM folder) or to a folder included in the PATH variable.
For Java applications, any required JAR file must be added to the CLASSPATH variable.

Licensing Fingerprint SDK Based Deployed Applications


Every time the Fingerprint SDK library is initialized, it searches for a license file in two locations in the filesystem. A valid license file must be placed in one of these locations or the library will not work.
The first location is the application's folder. This is the recommended location where to copy the license file when installing a Fingerprint SDK based application.
The second location is recommended only for developers and provides a system and user independent license location: it's the <COMMON APPLICATION DATA>\Griaule folder.
The path <COMMON APPLICATION DATA> is the file system folder containing application data for all users. In Windows Vista, XP, 2000 and 2003 operating systems, the environment variable APPDATA
contains this path.
For the English version of the Windows operating system, the table below shows the most likely locations of the <COMMON APPLICATION DATA>\Griaule folder. Other Windows versions or non-English
Windows may have slightly different paths. As an utmost option, create the folder if it doesn't exist.
Windows version Folder
Windows Vista

C:\ProgramData\Griaule\

Windows XP
Windows 2000
Windows 2003

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Griaule\

Programming Reference Guide


Return Codes and Constants
Parameters Descriptions
Fingerprint SDK DLL Reference Guide
Fingerprint SDK ActiveX Reference Guide
Fingerprint SDK Java for Windows Reference Guide
Fingerprint SDK.NET Reference Guide

Return Codes and Constants


Return codes
Event constants
Image constants
Matching constants
Context constants
Licensing constants
Template format constants

Return codes
Success Codes
GR_OK

0 Success

GR_BAD_QUALITY

0 Extraction succeeded, template has bad quality

GR_MEDIUM_QUALITY

1 Extraction succeeded, template has medium quality

GR_HIGH_QUALITY

2 Extraction succeeded, template has high quality

GR_MATCH

1 Fingerprints match

GR_NOT_MATCH

0 Fingerprints don't match

GR_DEFAULT_USED

3 A supplied parameter is invalid or out of range, default value will be used

GR_ENROLL_NOT_READY

0 Enrollment process not ready

GR_ENROLL_SUFFICIENT

1 Sufficient enrollment

GR_ENROLL_GOOD

2 Good enrollment

GR_ENROLL_VERY_GOOD

3 Very good enrollment

GR_ENROLL_MAX_LIMIT_REACHED 4 Maximum limit of consolidated templates was reached

Initialization Error Codes


GR_ERROR_INITIALIZE_FAIL

-1 Initialization failed

GR_ERROR_NOT_INITIALIZED

-2 GrFinger isn't initialized

GR_ERROR_FAIL_LICENSE_READ -3 GrFinger couldn't read the license file


GR_ERROR_NO_VALID_LICENSE

-4 No valid license found

GR_ERROR_NULL_ARGUMENT

-5 A null parameter was supplied

GR_ERROR_FAIL

-6 Unexpected failure

GR_ERROR_ALLOC

-7 Memory allocation failure

GR_ERROR_PARAMETERS

-8 An incorrect parameter was supplied

Extraction and Matching Error Codes


GR_ERROR_WRONG_USE

-107 Function can't be called at this time

GR_ERROR_EXTRACT

-108 Error extracting template

GR_ERROR_SIZE_OFF_RANGE

-109 Image size is too big

GR_ERROR_RES_OFF_RANGE

-110 Image resolution is out of the valid range

GR_ERROR_CONTEXT_NOT_CREATED -111 Context couldn't be created

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GR_ERROR_INVALID_CONTEXT

-112 Context isn't valid

GR_ERROR_ERROR

-113 General, unexpected or unknown error

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-114 Supplied template buffer is too small to hold the template

Capture Error Codes


GR_ERROR_CONNECT_SENSOR

-201 Error connecting to the fingerprint reader

GR_ERROR_CAPTURING

-202 Error while acquiring image

GR_ERROR_CANCEL_CAPTURING

-203 Capture has been canceled

GR_ERROR_INVALID_ID_SENSOR

-204 Invalid fingerprint reader ID

GR_ERROR_SENSOR_NOT_CAPTURING -205 Capture wasn't started on the fingerprint reader


GR_ERROR_INVALID_EXT

-206 Invalid file extension

GR_ERROR_INVALID_FILENAME

-207 Invalid filename

GR_ERROR_INVALID_FILETYPE

-208 Invalid file type

GR_ERROR_SENSOR

-209 Fingerprint reader error

License Error Codes


GR_ERROR_GET_HARDWARE_KEY

-301 Unable to get your hardware key

GR_ERROR_INTERNET_CONNECTION -302 Error internet connection


GR_ERROR_BAD_REQUEST

-303 Bad request

GR_ERROR_INVALID_PRODUCT_KEY -304 Invalid product key


GR_ERROR_INSUFFICIENT_CREDIT

-305 Insufficient credit

GR_ERROR_NO_HARDWARE_BOUND -306 No hardware-bound license


GR_ERROR_HTTP_AUTHORIZATION

-307 HTTP authentication failed

GR_ERROR_WRONG_PRODUCT_KEY

-308 Wrong product key

GR_ERROR_INTERNAL_SERVER

-309 Internal server error

GR_ERROR_WRITING_LICENSE_FILE

-310 Unable to write the license file

GR_ERROR_PK_NOT_LINKED

-311 Product key not linked with a Griaule Account

GR_ERROR_PK_NOT_APPROVED

-312 Product key not approved yet

Template format constants


Template Format Values
GR_FORMAT_DEFAULT

Fingerprint SDK's default template format

GR_FORMAT_GR001

Fingerprint SDK private template format, Version 1

GR_FORMAT_GR002

Fingerprint SDK private template format, Version 2 (Embedded template)

GR_FORMAT_GR003

Fingerprint SDK private template format, Version 3

GR_FORMAT_CLASSIC

100 Legacy template format

GR_FORMAT_ISO

200 ISO 19794-2 Compliant template Format

GR_FORMAT_ANSI

201 ANSI 378-2004 Compliant template Format

Event constants

Event Codes
GR_PLUG

21 A fingerprint reader was plugged on the machine

GR_UNPLUG

20 A fingerprint reader was unplugged from the machine

GR_FINGER_DOWN 11 A finger was placed over the fingerprint reader


GR_FINGER_UP

10 A finger was removed from the fingerprint reader

Image constants
Picture File Formats
GRCAP_IMAGE_FORMAT_BMP 501 Windows Bitmap (BMP) image format

Image Values

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GR_DEFAULT_RES

500

Default resolution value for an image in DPI

GR_DEFAULT_DIM

500

Maximum width and height of an image in pixels that is processed on template extraction

GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE

10000

Maximum template size in bytes

GR_MAX_IMAGE_WIDTH

1280

Maximum acceptable image width in pixels

GR_MAX_IMAGE_HEIGHT

1280

Maximum acceptable image height in pixels

GR_MAX_RESOLUTION

1000

Maximum acceptable image resolution in DPI

GR_MIN_IMAGE_WIDTH

50

Minimum acceptable image width in pixels

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50

Minimum acceptable image height in pixels

GR_MIN_RESOLUTION

125

Minimum acceptable image resolution in DPI

GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR

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536870911 No defined color for biometric display

Matching constants
Matching Values
GR_MAX_THRESHOLD 200 Maximum threshold value
GR_MIN_THRESHOLD

10

Minimum threshold value

GR_VERYLOW_FRR

30

Threshold value for a very low FRR (1 false rejection in 1000)

GR_LOW_FRR

45

Threshold value for a low FRR (1 false rejection in 100)

GR_LOW_FAR

60

Threshold value for a low FAR (1 false acceptance in 300000)

GR_VERYLOW_FAR

80

Threshold value for a very low FAR (1 false acceptance in 3000000)

GR_ROT_MIN

Minimum rotation tolerance

GR_ROT_MAX

180 Maximum rotation tolerance

Context constants
Context Values
GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT 0 Default context
GR_NO_CONTEXT

-1 No context

Licensing constants
License Types
GRFINGER_FULL

1 Fingerprint IDENTIFICATION SDK license agreement

GRFINGER_LIGHT 2 Fingerprint VERIFICATION SDK license agreement

Parameters Descriptions
Each function, method or event parameter is presented along with its description and type. The parameter type is inside square brackets and may be:
[in] The parameter is used only to pass values in to the function;
[out] The parameter is used only to pass values back from the function;
[in, out] The parameter is used both to pass values in and to pass results back out of the function;

Fingerprint SDK DLL Reference Guide

Initialization and finalization functions


Matching functions
Enrollment Functions
Extraction functions
Capture functions
Biometric display functions
Other functions
Callback handlers

Enrollment Functions
GrEnroll
GrStartEnroll

GrEnroll
Enrolls a fingerprint image.
Prerequisites Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.The template array must be already allocated. The recommended size is GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE bytes.
Return On success, the enroll quality code is returned. On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters

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[in] rawImage

A raw grayscale fingerprint image.

[in] width

Fingerprint image width in pixels.

[in] height

Fingerprint image height in pixels.

[in] res

Fingerprint image resolution in DPI.

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The byte array in which the fingerprint template will be stored.

[out] tpt

[in,out] tptSize

[in] The maximum size in bytes of the byte array supplied.


[out] The size in bytes of the extracted template.

[out] quality

The template quality.

[in] tptFormat

The template format to be used.

[in] context

Context in which the enrollment will be performed.

Declaration
C++
int result;
// set current buffer size for the consolidated template
_tpt->_size = GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE;
result = GrEnroll(_raw.img, _raw.width, _raw.height, _raw.Res, (char*)_tpt->_tpt, &_tpt->_size, &_tpt->_quality, GR_FORMAT_DEFAULT, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// if error, set template size to 0
if (result < 0){
// Result < 0 => enrollment problem
_tpt->_size = 0;
}

Delphi
Var
ret: Integer;
Begin
// set current buffer size for the consolidated template
template.size := GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE;
ret := GrEnroll(raw.img, raw.width, raw.height, raw.res, template.tpt, template.size, template.quality, GR_FORMAT_DEFAULT, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// if error, set template size to 0
// Result < 0 => enrollment problem
if (ret < 0 ) then
template.size := 0;
End;

GrStartEnroll
Starts the enrollment process. The fingerprint templates are consolidated to create a trustable one.
Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.

Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] context Context in which the enrollment will be started.

Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrStartEnroll(int context);

Delphi
function GrStartEnroll(context: Integer): Integer; stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
int result;
result = GrStartEnroll(GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);

Delphi
Var
ret: Integer;
Begin
ret := GrStartEnroll(GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
End;

Initialization and finalization functions


GrInitialize
GrFinalize
GrCreateContext
GrDestroyContext

GrInitialize
Initializes the Fingerprint SDK library, creates the default context and checks for a valid license on system.
Prerequisites A valid license must exist on system.
Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrInitialize();

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Delphi
function GrInitialize: Integer; stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
int result;
//Initialize the library
result = GrInitialize();

Delphi
// Initializing the library.
err := GrInitialize();

GrFinalize
Finalizes the Fingerprint SDK library, freeing any resource used.
Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.
Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrFinalize();

Delphi
function GrFinalize: Integer; stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
retVal=GrFinalize();

Delphi
retVal:=GrFinalize();

GrCreateContext
Creates a context in which extraction, verification and identification may be performed.
Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.
Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[out] contextId The identifier of the newly created context.

Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrCreateContext (int *contextId);

Delphi
function GrCreateContext( var contextId: Integer): Integer; stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
int contextId=0;
retVal=GrCreateContext(&contextId);

Delphi
Var
contextId : integer;
begin
retVal:=GrCreateContext(var contextId);

GrDestroyContext
Destroys a context.
Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.
Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] contextId The identifier of the context to be destroyed.

Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrDestroyContext (int contextId);

Delphi
function GrDestroyContext(contextId: Integer): Integer; stdcall;

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C++
retVal=GrDestroyContext(contextId);

Delphi
retVal:=GrDestroyContext(contextId);

Matching functions
GrVerify
GrIdentifyPrepare
GrIdentify
GrSetIdentifyParameters
GrSetVerifyParameters
GrGetIdentifyParameters
GrGetVerifyParameters

GrVerify
Performs a verification by comparing the two templates supplied.
Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.
Return

On success, GR_MATCH is returned if the matching score is higher than the verification threshold, otherwise GR_NOT_MATCH is returned.
On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] queryTemplate

Query template to be verified.

[in] referenceTemplate Reference template for verification.

[out] verifyScore

Verification matching score.

[in] context

Context in which the verification will be performed.

See also
Return codes

Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrVerify(char *queryTemplate, char *referenceTemplate, int *verifyScore, int context);

Delphi
function GrVerify(queryTemplate: PChar; referenceTemplate: PChar; var verifyScore: Integer; context: Integer): Integer; stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
public class TTemplate
{
// Template data.
public Array _tpt;
// Template size
public int _size;
public TTemplate(){
// Create a byte buffer for the template
_tpt = new byte[(int)GRConstants.GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE];
_size = 0;
}
}
TTemplate *tptRef;
int result;
// Checking if the template is valid.
if(!TemplateIsValid()) return ERR_INVALID_TEMPLATE;
// Getting the template with the supplied ID from the database.
tptRef = _DB->getTemplate(id);
// Checking if the ID was found.
if ((tptRef->_tpt == NULL) || (tptRef->_size == 0)){
return ERR_INVALID_ID;
}
// Comparing the templates.
result = GrVerify((char*)_tpt->_tpt, (char*)tptRef->_tpt, score, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);

Delphi
type
// Class TTemplate
// Define a type to temporary storage of template
TTemplate = class
public
// Template data.
tpt:
PSafeArray;
// Template size
size:
Integer;
// Template ID (if retrieved from DB)
id:
Integer;
// Allocates space to template
constructor Create;
// clean-up
destructor Destroy; override;
end;
Var
ret: Integer;
tptRef: TTemplate;
Begin
// Checking if the template is valid.
if not(TemplateIsValid()) then
begin
Verify := ERR_INVALID_TEMPLATE;
exit;
end;

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// Getting the template with the supplied ID from the database.


tptRef := DB.getTemplate(id);
if ((tptRef.tpt = nil) or (tptRef.size <= 0)) then
begin
Verify := ERR_INVALID_ID;
exit;
end;
// Comparing the templates.
Verify := GrVerify(template.tpt, tptRef.tpt, score, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
end;

GrIdentifyPrepare
Prepares a query template to be identified against one or more reference templates.
Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.
Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] templateQuery Query template to be identified.

[in] context

Context in which the identification will be performed.

Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrIdentifyPrepare (char *templateQuery, int context);

Delphi
function GrIdentifyPrepare(templateQuery: PChar; context: Integer): Integer; stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
public class TTemplate
{
// Template data.
public Array _tpt;
// Template size
public int _size;
public TTemplate(){
// Create a byte buffer for the template
_tpt = new byte[(int)GRConstants.GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE];
_size = 0;
}
}
TTemplate *tptRef;
// Checking if the template is valid.
if(!TemplateIsValid())
return ERR_INVALID_TEMPLATE;
// Starting the identification process and supplying the query //template.
result = GrIdentifyPrepare((char*)_tpt->_tpt, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// Getting the current template from the recordset.
tptRef = _DB->getTemplate(rs);
// Comparing the current template.
result = GrIdentify((char*)tptRef->_tpt, &score, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// Checking if the query template and the reference template match.
if(result == GR_MATCH){
id = _DB->getId(rs);
}

Delphi
type
// Class TTemplate
// Define a type to
TTemplate = class
public
// Template
tpt:
// Template
size:
// Template
id:

temporary storage of template


data.
PSafeArray;
size
Integer;
ID (if retrieved from DB)
Integer;

// Allocates space to template


constructor Create;
// clean-up
destructor Destroy; override;
end;
Var
ret: Integer;
tptRef: TTemplate;
Begin
// Checking if the template is valid.
if not(TemplateIsValid())then
begin
Identify := ERR_INVALID_TEMPLATE;
exit;
end;
// Starting the identification process and supplying the query //template.
ret := GrIdentifyPrepare(template.tpt, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// Comparing the current template.
ret := GrIdentify(tptRef.tpt, score, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// Checking if the query template and the reference template match.
if (ret = GR_MATCH) then
begin
Identify := tptRef.id;
exit;
end
else if (ret < 0) then
begin
Identify := ret;
end;

GrIdentify
Performs an identification by comparing the supplied reference template against the previously prepared query template.
The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.
Prerequisites The identification must be previously prepared by calling the GrIdentifyPrepare function.
The GrVerify function must not be called beween the call to GrIdentifyPrepare function and a call to GrIdentify function.

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On success, GR_MATCH is returned if the matching score is higher than the identification threshold, otherwise GR_NOT_MATCH is returned.
On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] templateReference Reference template for identification.

[out] identifyScore

Identification matching score.

[in] context

Context in which the identification will be performed.

See also
Return codes

Declaration
C++
GrIdentify (char *templateReference, int *identifyScore, int context);

Delphi
function GrIdentify(templateReference: PChar; var identifyScore: Integer; context: Integer): Integer; stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
public class TTemplate
{
// Template data.
public Array _tpt;
// Template size
public int _size;
public TTemplate(){
// Create a byte buffer for the template
_tpt = new byte[(int)GRConstants.GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE];
_size = 0;
}
}
TTemplate *tptRef;
// Checking if the template is valid.
if(!TemplateIsValid())
return ERR_INVALID_TEMPLATE;
// Starting the identification process and supplying the query //template.
result = GrIdentifyPrepare((char*)_tpt->_tpt, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// Getting the current template from the recordset.
tptRef = _DB->getTemplate(rs);
// Comparing the current template.
result = GrIdentify((char*)tptRef->_tpt, &score, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// Checking if the query template and the reference template match.
if(result == GR_MATCH){
id = _DB->getId(rs);
}

Delphi
type
// Class TTemplate
// Define a type to
TTemplate = class
public
// Template
tpt:
// Template
size:
// Template
id:

temporary storage of template


data.
PSafeArray;
size
Integer;
ID (if retrieved from DB)
Integer;

// Allocates space to template


constructor Create;
// clean-up
destructor Destroy; override;
end;
Var
ret: Integer;
tptRef: TTemplate;
Begin
// Checking if the template is valid.
if not(TemplateIsValid())then
begin
Identify := ERR_INVALID_TEMPLATE;
exit;
end;
// Starting the identification process and supplying the query template.
ret := GrIdentifyPrepare(template.tpt, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// Comparing the current template.
ret := GrIdentify(tptRef.tpt, score, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// Checking if the query template and the reference // template match.
if (ret = GR_MATCH) then
begin
Identify := tptRef.id;
exit;
end
else if (ret < 0) then
begin
Identify := ret;
end;

GrSetIdentifyParameters
Sets the identification parameters in the supplied context.
Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.
On success, GR_OK is returned.
Return If any supplied parameter is invalid or out of range, its default value will be used and GR_DEFAULT_USED is returned.
On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] identifyThreshold

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[in] identifyRotationTolerance The rotation tolerance for the identification process.

[in] context

Context in which the identification parameters will be set.

See also
Matching constants
Context constants

Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrSetIdentifyParameters (int identifyThreshold, int identifyRotationTolerance, int context);

Delphi
function GrSetIdentifyParameters(identifyThreshold: Integer; identifyRotationTolerance: Integer; context: Integer): Integer; stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
ret = GrSetIdentifyParameters(thresholdId, rotationMaxId, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// error?
if (ret == GR_DEFAULT_USED) {
MessageBox::Show("Invalid identify parameters values. Default values will be used.");
}

Delphi
ret := GrSetIdentifyParameters(thresholdId, rotationMaxId, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// error?
if ret = GR_DEFAULT_USED then begin
showmessage('Invalid identify parameters values. Default values will be used.');
end;

GrSetVerifyParameters
Sets the verification parameters in the supplied context.
Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.
On success, GR_OK is returned.
Return If any supplied parameter is invalid or out of range, its default value will be used and GR_DEFAULT_USED is returned.
On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.
Parameters

[in] verifyThreshold

The verification score threshold.

[in] verifyRotationTolerance The rotation tolerance for the verification process.

[in] context

Context in which the verification parameters will be set.

See also
Matching constants
Context constants
Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrSetVerifyParameters (int verifyThreshold, int verifyRotationTolerance, int context);

Delphi
function GrSetVerifyParameters(VerifyThreshold: Integer; VerifyRotationTolerance: Integer; context: Integer): Integer; stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
// set the new verification parameters
ret = GrSetVerifyParameters(thresholdVr, rotationMaxVr, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// error?
if (ret == GR_DEFAULT_USED) {
MessageBox::Show("Invalid verify parameters values. Default values will be used.");
}

Delphi
// set the new verification parameters
ret := GrSetVerifyParameters(thresholdVr, rotationMaxVr, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// error?
if ret = GR_DEFAULT_USED then begin
showmessage('Invalid verify parameters values. Default values will be used.');
end;

GrGetIdentifyParameters
Retrieves the identification parameters for the supplied context.
Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.
Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters

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The current identification score threshold.

[out] identifyRotationTolerance The current rotation tolerance for the identification process.

[in] context

Context from which the identification parameters will be retrieved.

See also
Matching constants
Context constants
Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrGetIdentifyParameters (int &identifyThreshold, int &identifyRotationTolerance, int context);

Delphi
function GrGetIdentifyParameters(var identifyThreshold: Integer; var identifyRotationTolerance: Integer; context: Integer): Integer; stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
int thresholdId, rotationMaxId;
GrGetIdentifyParameters(&thresholdId, &rotationMaxId, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);

Delphi
Var
thresholdId : Integer;
rotationMaxId: Integer;
begin
GrGetIdentifyParameters(thresholdId, rotationMaxId, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
end

GrGetVerifyParameters
Retrieves the verification parameters for the supplied context.
Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.

Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[out] verifyThreshold

The current verification score threshold.

[out] verifyRotationTolerance The current rotation tolerance for the verification process.

[in] context

Context from which the verification parameters will be retrieved.

See also
Matching constants
Context constants

Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrGetVerifyParameters (int &verifyThreshold, int &verifyRotationTolerance, int context);

Delphi
function GrGetVerifyParameters(var verifyThreshold: Integer; var verifyRotationTolerance: Integer; context: Integer): Integer; stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
int thresholdVr, rotationMaxVr;
GrGetVerifyParameters(&thresholdVr, &rotationMaxVr, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);

Delphi
var
thresholdVr : Integer;
rotationMaxVr: Integer;
begin
GrGetVerifyParameters(thresholdVr, rotationMaxVr, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
End

Extraction functions
GrCovertTemplate
GrExtractEx
GrExtract

GrCovertTemplate
The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.
The template array must be already allocated. The recommended size is GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE bytes.
Prerequisites The template array must be already allocated. The recommended size is GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE bytes.

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On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] oldTpt

The template to convert.

[out] newTpt

The converted template.

[in,out] newTptSize

[in]The maximum size in bytes of the byte array supplied.


[out] The size in bytes of the converted template.

[in] context

Context in which the extraction will be performed.

[in] format

The template format to be used.

Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrConvertTemplate(char* oldTpt, char* newTpt, int* newTptSize, int context, int format);

Delphi
function GrConvertTemplate(oldTpt: Pchar; newTpt: PChar; var newTptSize: Integer; context: Integer; format: Integer): Integer; stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
int result;
// set current buffer size for the extract template
_newTpt->_size = GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE;
result = GrConvertTemplate((char*)_oldTpt, (char*)_newTpt->_tpt, &_newTpt->_size, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT, GR_FORMAT_DEFAULT);
// if error, set template size to 0
if (result < 0){
// Result < 0 => conversion problem
_newTpt->_size = 0;
}

Delphi
Var
ret: Integer;
Begin
// set current buffer size for the extract template
newTemplate.size := GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE;
ret := GrConvertTemplate(oldTemplate.tpt, newTemplate.tpt, newTemplate.size, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT, GR_FORMAT_DEFAULT);
// if error, set template size to 0
// Result < 0 => conversion problem
if (ret < 0 ) then
newTemplate.size := 0;
End;

GrExtract
Extracts a fingerprint template from the supplied fingerprint raw image.
The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.
Prerequisites The template array must be already allocated. The recommended size is GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE bytes.

Return On success, the template quality code is returned. On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] rawImage

A raw grayscale fingerprint image.

[in] width

[in] Fingerprint image width in pixels.

[in] height

Fingerprint image height in pixels.

[in] res

Fingerprint image resolution in DPI.

[out] tpt

The byte array in which the fingerprint template will be stored.

[in,out] tptSize

[in] context

[in] The maximum size in bytes of the byte array supplied.


[out] The size in bytes of the extracted template.

Context in which the extraction will be performed.

Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrExtract(unsigned char *rawimage, int width, int height, int res, char *tpt, int *tptSize, int context);

Delphi
function GrExtract(rawimage: Pchar; width: Integer; height: Integer; res: Integer; tpt: PChar; var tptSize: Integer; context: Integer): Integer; stdcall;

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Sample Code
C++
int result;
// set current buffer size for the extract template
_tpt->_size = GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE;
result = GrExtract(_raw.img, _raw.width, _raw.height, _raw.Res, (char*)_tpt->_tpt, &_tpt->_size, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// if error, set template size to 0
if (result < 0){
// Result < 0 => extraction problem
_tpt->_size = 0;
}

Delphi
Var
ret: Integer;
Begin
// set current buffer size for the extract template
template.size := GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE;
ret := GrExtract(raw.img, raw.width, raw.height, raw.res, template.tpt, template.size, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// if error, set template size to 0
// Result < 0 => extraction problem
if (ret < 0 ) then
template.size := 0;
End;

GrExtractEx
Extracts a fingerprint template, in a specified format, from the supplied fingerprint raw image.
Prerequisites

The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.


The template array must be already allocated. The recommended size is GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE bytes.

Return On success, the template quality code is returned. On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] rawImage

A raw grayscale fingerprint image.

[in] width

[in] Fingerprint image width in pixels.

[in] height

Fingerprint image height in pixels.

[in] res

Fingerprint image resolution in DPI.

[out] tpt

The byte array in which the fingerprint template will be stored.

[in,out] tptSize

[in] The maximum size in bytes of the byte array supplied.


[out] The size in bytes of the extracted template.

[in] context

Context in which the extraction will be performed.

[in] tptFormat

The template format to be used.

Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrExtractEx(unsigned char *rawimage, int width, int height, int res, char *tpt, int *tptSize, int context, int tptFormat);

Delphi
function GrExtractEx(rawimage: Pchar; width: Integer; height: Integer; res: Integer; tpt: PChar; var tptSize: Integer; context: Integer; tptFormat: Integer): Integer; stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
int result;
// set current buffer size for the extract template
_tpt->_size = GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE;
result = GrExtractEx(_raw.img, _raw.width, _raw.height, _raw.Res, (char*)_tpt->_tpt, &_tpt->_size, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT, GR_FORMAT_DEFAULT);
// if error, set template size to 0
if (result < 0){
// Result < 0 => extraction problem
_tpt->_size = 0;
}

Delphi
Var
ret: Integer;
Begin
// set current buffer size for the extract template
template.size := GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE;
ret := GrExtractEx(raw.img, raw.width, raw.height, raw.res, template.tpt, template.size, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT, GR_FORMAT_DEFAULT);
// if error, set template size to 0
// Result < 0 => extraction problem
if (ret < 0 ) then
template.size := 0;
End;

Capture functions
GrCapInitialize
GrCapFinalize
GrCapStartCapture

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GrCapStopCapture
GrCapSaveRawImageToFile
GrCapLoadImageFromFile
GrCapRawImageToHandle

GrCapInitialize
Initializes the fingerprint capture module.
Prerequisites A valid license must exist on system.
Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] StatusEventHandler Callback function responsible for handling the status events.

See also
Callback handlers

Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrCapInitialize(StatusCallBack* StatusEventHandler);

Delphi
Function GrCapInitialize(StatusEventHandler: GRCAP_STATUS_EVENT_PROC): Integer; stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
retVal= GrCapInitialize (StatusEventHandler);

Delphi
retVal:= GrCapInitialize (@StatusEventHandler);

GrCapFinalize
Stops the capture module, freeing any resource used.
Prerequisites The capture module must have been previously initialized.
Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrCapFinalize();

Delphi
function GrCapFinalize(): Integer; stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
retVal= GrCapFinalize();

Delphi
retVal:= GrCapFinalize();

GrCapStartCapture
Starts capturing fingerprint images from the supplied fingerprint reader.
Prerequisites

Return

The capture module must have been previously initialized.


The supplied fingerprint reader must be connected, working and recognized as plugged by the capture module.

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] idSensor

The ID of the fingerprint reader to start capturing images from.

[in] FingerEventHandler Callback function responsible for handling the finger events.

[in] ImageEventHandler Callback function responsible for handling the image event.

See also
Callback handlers

Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrCapStartCapture(char* idSensor, FingerCallBack* FingerEventHandler, ImageCallBack* ImageEventHandler);

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Delphi
function GrCapStartCapture(idSensor: PChar; FingerEventHandler: GRCAP_FINGER_EVENT_PROC; ImageEventHandler: GRCAP_IMAGE_EVENT_PROC): Integer; stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
if (event == GR_PLUG) {
// Start capturing from the plugged reader.
GrCapStartCapture(idSensor, myFingerCallBack, myImageCallBack);
}

Delphi
if (event = GR_PLUG) then
// Start capturing from the plugged reader.
GrCapStartCapture(idSensor, @FingerCallback, @ImageCallback)

GrCapStopCapture
Stops capturing fingerprint images from the supplied fingerprint reader.
Prerequisites

Return

The capture module must have been previously initialized.


Image capture must have been previously started on the supplied fingerprint reader.

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] idSensor The ID of the fingerprint reader to stop capturing images from.

Declaration
C++
int GrCapStopCapture (string idSensor)

Delphi
Function GrCapStopCapture(const idSensor: WideString): integer;

Sample Code
C++
if (event == GR_UNPLUG) {
// Stop capturing from the unplugged reader
GrCapStopCapture(idSensor);
}

Delphi
if (event = GR_UNPLUG) then
// Stop capturing from the unplugged reader.
GrCapStopCapture(idSensor);

GrCapSaveRawImageToFile
Saves a raw grayscale fingerprint image as a picture file.
Prerequisites A valid license must exist on system.
Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] rawImage

A raw grayscale fingerprint image.

[in] width

Fingerprint image width in pixels.

[in] height

Fingerprint image height in pixels.

[in] filename

The complete path and filename of the picture file to create.

[in] imageFormat Picture file format.

See also
Image constants
Fingerprint Image Format

Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrCapSaveRawImageToFile(unsigned char* rawImage, unsigned int width, unsigned int height, char* fileName, GRCAP_IMAGE_FORMAT imageFormat);

Delphi
function GrCapSaveRawImageToFile(rawImage: PChar; width, height: Integer; filename: String; imageFormat: GRCAP_IMAGE_FORMAT): Integer; stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
char *temp = (char*)Marshal::StringToHGlobalAnsi(sfdImage-> FileName).ToPointer();
if (GrCapSaveRawImageToFile(_raw.img, _raw.width, _raw.height, temp, GRCAP_IMAGE_FORMAT_BMP) != GR_OK) {
WriteLog("Failed to save the file.");
}
Marshal::FreeHGlobal((int)temp);

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if GrCapSaveRawImageToFile(raw.img, raw.width, raw.Height, fname, GRCAP_IMAGE_FORMAT_BMP) <> GR_OK then
WriteLog('Failed to save the file.');

GrCapLoadImageFromFile
Loads a grayscale fingerprint image from a picture file.
The capture module must have been previously initialized.
Prerequisites Picture file must be in one of the supported formats, as defined in the Image constants section.
Image capture must have been previously started on the "File" sensor.

Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] fileName The complete path and filename of the picture file to load.

Image resolution in DPI.

[in] res

Remarks
On success, an image event is fired for the "File" sensor.

See also
Callback handlers

Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrCapLoadImageFromFile(char* fileName, int res);

Delphi
function GrCapLoadImageFromFile(filename: String; res: Integer): Integer; stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
// Getting the resolution.
int resolution = Convert::ToInt32(InputBox::ShowModal("What is the image resolution?", "Resolution", ""));
// Checking if the action was canceled, no value or an invalid value was entered.
if (resolution != 0)
GrCapLoadImageFromFile(FileName,resolution);

Delphi
// Getting image resolution.
resolution := StrToInt(InputBox('What is the image resolution?', 'Resolution', ''));
// Checking if the action was canceled, no value or an invalid value was entered.
if (resolution <> 0) then begin
GrCapLoadImageFromFile(FileName, resolution);
end;

GrCapRawImageToHandle
Returns a displayable Windows bitmap handle (HBITMAP) to the supplied raw grayscale fingerprint image.
Prerequisites A valid license must exist on system.
Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] rawImage A raw grayscale fingerprint image.

[in] width

Fingerprint image width in pixels.

[in] height

Fingerprint image height in pixels.

[in] hdc

The device context handle (HDC) in which the bitmap will be created.

[out] handle

The displayable fingerprint image Windows bitmap handle (HBITMAP).

See also
Fingerprint Image Format

Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrCapRawImageToHandle(unsigned char* rawImage, unsigned int width, unsigned int height, HDC hdc, HBITMAP &handle);

Delphi
function GrCapRawImageToHandle(rawImage: PChar; width, height: Integer; hdc: HDC; var handle: HBITMAP): Integer; stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
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HBITMAP handle;
// screen HDC
HDC hdc = GetDC(0);
// get raw image
GrCapRawImageToHandle(_raw.img, _raw.width, _raw.height, hdc, handle);
// draw image on picture box
if (handle != NULL) {
Image *curImage = System::Drawing::Image::FromHbitmap(handle);
_pbPic->Image = curImage;
}
// release HDC
ReleaseDC(HWND(NULL), hdc);

Delphi
// get screen HDC
hdc := GetDC(formMain.image.Canvas.Handle);
// get raw image
GrCapRawImageToHandle(raw.img, raw.width, raw.height, hdc, handle);
// draw image on picture box
if handle <> 0 then
begin
formMain.image.Picture.Bitmap.Handle := handle;
formMain.image.Repaint();
end;
// release screen HDC
ReleaseDC(formMain.image.Canvas.Handle, hdc);

Biometric display functions


GrBiometricDisplay
GrSetBiometricDisplayColors

GrBiometricDisplay
Returns a displayable Windows bitmap handle (HBITMAP) to the supplied raw grayscale fingerprint image with its minutiae, segments and minutiae direction drawn.
Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.

Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] tpt

Template corresponding to the raw grayscale fingerprint image supplied.

[in] rawImage

A raw grayscale fingerprint image.

[in] width

Fingerprint image width in pixels.

[in] height

Fingerprint image height in pixels.

[in] res

Fingerprint image resolution in DPI.

[in] hdc

The device context handle (HDC) in which the bitmap will be created.

[out] handle

The displayable fingerprint image Windows bitmap handle (HBITMAP).

[in] matchContext

To have only the minutiae, segments and minutiae direction of the supplied fingerprint drawn, this parameter must be GR_NO_CONTEXT.
To have also the macthing minutiae, segments and minutiae direction drawn, this parameter must be the context identifier corresponding to the matching (identification or verification).

See also
Fingerprint Image Format

Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrBiometricDisplay(char* tptQuery, unsigned char* rawImage, int width, int height, int res, HDC hdc, HBITMAP &handle, int matchContext);

Delphi
function GrBiometricDisplay (templateReference: Pchar, rawImage: PChar; width, height: Integer; hdc: HDC; var handle: HBITMAP, context: Integer): Integer; stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
// the template class
__gc class TTemplate
{
public:
// Template data.
System::Byte _tpt[];
// Template size
int _size;
TTemplate(void);
~TTemplate(void);
};
// Raw image data type.
__gc struct TRawImage {
// Image data.
System::Object *img;
// Image width.
unsigned int width;
// Image height.
unsigned int height;
// Image resolution.
int Res;
};
// handle to finger image
HBITMAP handle;
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HDC hdc = GetDC(0);


// get image with biometric info
GrBiometricDisplay((char *)_tpt->_tpt, _raw.img, _raw.width, _raw.height, _raw.Res, hdc, handle, context);
// draw image on picture box
if (handle != NULL) {
Image *curImage = System::Drawing::Image::FromHbitmap(handle);
_pbPic->Image = curImage;
}
// release HDC
ReleaseDC(HWND(NULL), hdc);

Delphi
type
// Raw image data type.
TRawImage = record
// Image data.
img:
OleVariant;
// Image width.
width:
Integer;
// Image height.
Height:
Integer;
// Image resolution.
Res:
Integer;
end;
// Define a type to
TTemplate = class
public
// Template
tpt:
// Template
size:
// Template
id:

temporary storage of template


data.
PSafeArray;
size
Integer;
ID (if retrieved from DB)
Integer;

begin
// get screen HDC
hdc := GetDC(formMain.image.Canvas.Handle);
// get image with biometric info
GrBiometricDisplay(template.tpt,raw.img, raw.width, raw.height,raw.Res, hdc,handle, context)
// draw image on picture box
if handle <> 0 then
begin
formMain.image.Picture.Bitmap.Handle := handle;
formMain.image.Repaint();
end;
// release screen HDC
ReleaseDC(formMain.image.Canvas.Handle, hdc);
End

GrSetBiometricDisplayColors
Sets the colors used to draw the minutiae, matching minutiae, segments, matching segments, minutiae directions and matching minutiae directions in the bitmap returned by the GrBiometricDisplay function.
Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.

Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] minutiaeColor

Minutiae color in BGR 24-bits format.

[in] minutiaeMatchedColor

Matching minutiae color in BGR 24-bits format.

[in] segmentsColor

Segments color in BGR 24-bits format.

[in] segmentsMatchedColor

Matching segments color in BGR 24-bits format.

[in] directionsColor

Minutiae direction color in BGR 24-bits format.

[in] directionsMatchedColor Matching minutiae direction color in BGR 24-bits format.

Remarks
Passing GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR as any color causes the corresponding feature (minutia, matching minutia, segment, matching segment, minutia direction or matching minutia direction) not being drawn.
Passing all colors as GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR causes the default colors to be used: red for minutiae, green for segments, blue for minutiae direction and magenta for matching minutiae, segments and minutiae
direction.

See also
Color Coding Format

Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrSetBiometricDisplayColors(int minutiaeColors, int minutiaeMatchedColors, int segmentColors, int segmentMatchedColors, int directionColors, int directionMatchedColors);

Delphi
function GrSetBiometricDisplayColors (minutiaeColors, minutiaeMatchedColors, segmentColors, segmentMatchedColors, directionColors, directionMatchedColors: Integer): Integer; stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
// set minutiae colors to red
int minutiaeColor=Color::Red;
int minutiaeMatchColor=Color::Red;
// don't display any other biometric info
int segmentsColor = GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR;
int segmentsMatchColor = GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR;
int directionsColor = GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR;
int directionsMatchColor = GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR;
GrSetBiometricDisplayColors(minutiaeColor, minutiaeMatchColor, segmentsColor, segmentsMatchColor, directionsColor, directionsMatchColor);

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var
minutiaeColor: Integer;
minutiaeMatchColor: Integer;
segmentsColor: Integer;
segmentsMatchColor: Integer;
directionsColor: Integer;
directionsMatchColor: Integer;
begin
// set minutiae colors to red
minutiaeColor := clRed;
minutiaeMatchColor := clRed;
// don't display any other biometric info
segmentsColor := GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR;
segmentsMatchColor := GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR;
directionsColor := GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR;
directionsMatchColor := GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR;
GrSetBiometricDisplayColors(minutiaeColor, minutiaeMatchColor, segmentsColor, segmentsMatchColor, directionsColor, directionsMatchColor);
end;

Other functions
GrGetGrFingerVersion
GrDecodeBase64
GrEncodeBase64
GrInstallLicense
GrIsBase64Encoding
GrSetLicenseFolder

GrGetGrFingerVersion
Returns the Fingerprint SDK version and edition.
Prerequisites A valid license must exist on system.
Return On success, the Fingerprint SDK type code is returned. On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[out] majorVersion The Fingerprint SDK major version.

[out] minorVersion The Fingerprint SDK minor version.

See also
Licensing constants

Declaration
C++
Int __stdcall GrGetGrFingerVersion(unsigned char* majorVersion, unsigned char* minorVersion);

Delphi
Function GrGetGrFingerVersion(majorVersion, minorVersion: PChar): Integer; stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
unsigned char majorVersion=0, minorVersion=0;
String *vStr = new String("");
int result = GrGetGrFingerVersion(&majorVersion, &minorVersion);
if (result == GRFINGER_FULL)
vStr = new String("IDENTIFICATION");
else if(result == GRFINGER_LIGHT)
vStr = new String("VERIFICATION");
else if(result == GRFINGER_FREE)
vStr = new String("FREE");

MessageBox::Show(System::String::Concat(System::String::Concat("The Fingerprint SDK DLL version is ", Convert::ToString(majorVersion) , "." , Convert::ToString(minorVersion)), System::String::C

Delphi

var majorVersion: byte;


minorVersion: byte;
result: integer;
vStr: String;
begin
result := GrGetGrFingerVersion(majorVersion, minorVersion);
If result = GRFINGER_FULL Then vStr := 'IDENTIFICATION';
If result = GRFINGER_LIGHT Then vStr := 'VERIFICATION';
If result = GRFINGER_FREE Then vStr := 'FREE';
Application.MessageBox(PChar('The Fingerprint SDK DLL version is ' + intToStr(majorVersion) + '.' + intToStr(minorVersion) + '.' + #13#10 + 'The license type is ''' + vStr + '''.'), PCh
End;

GrDecodeBase64
Decodes a Base64 template.
Prerequisites The template array must be already allocated. The recommended size is GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE bytes.
Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters

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The template to be decoded.

[in] encodedSize

[in] The size in bytes of the supplied base64 template.

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The byte array in which the decoded template will be stored.

[in,out] decodedSize

[in] The maximum size in bytes of the byte array supplied.


[out] The size in bytes of the decoded template.

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Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrDecodeBase64(const char* encodedBuffer, int encodedSize, char * decodedBuffer, int * decodedSize);

Delphi
function GrDecodeBase64(encodedBuffer: Pchar; encodedSize:Integer; decodedBuffer: Pchar; var decodedSize: Integer): Integer; stdcall;

GrEncodeBase64
Encodes a template in Base64 format.
Prerequisites The template array must be already allocated. The recommended size is GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE bytes.

Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] buffer

The template to be encoded.

[in] bufferSize

[in] The size in bytes of the supplied template.

[out] encodedBuffer

The byte array in which the encoded template will be stored.

[in,out] encodedSize

[in] The maximum size in bytes of the byte array supplied.


[out] The size in bytes of the encoded template.

Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrEncodeBase64(const char* buffer, int bufferSize, char * encodedBuffer, int * encodedSize);

Delphi
function GrEncodeBase64(buffer: Pchar; bufferSize:Integer; encodedBuffer: Pchar; var encodedSize: Integer): Integer; stdcall;

GrInstallLicense
Installs a license based on the product key.
Prerequisites This method must be called before the initialization of the library.
Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] productKey the Product Key.
See also
Return codes

Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrInstallLicense(char *productKey);

Delphi
function GrInstallLicense(productKey: String): Integer; stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
int result;
result = GrInstallLicense("XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX");

Delphi
ret := GrInstallLicense('XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX');

GrIsBased64Encoding
Verifies if a buffer is in Base64 format.
Return

True if the supplied buffer is in Base64 format.


Otherwise, False is returned.

Parameters

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The buffer to be verified.

[in] buffer

[in] bufferSize The size in bytes of the supplied buffer.

Declaration
C++
bool __stdcall GrIsBase64Encoding(const char* buffer, int bufferSize);

Delphi
function GrIsBase64Encoding(buffer: Pchar; bufferSize:Integer): Boolean; stdcall;

GrSetLicenseFolder
Sets the directory in which Fingerprint SDK must search for its runtime license file.
This is an optional function. Please, read "Licensing Fingerprint SDK Based Deployed Applications" section
to know how Fingerprint SDK searchs for the license file.
Prerequisites This method must be called before the initialization of the library.

Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] licenseFolder the directory where the Fingerprint SDK runtime license file is located.
See also
Return codes

Declaration
C++
int __stdcall GrSetLicenseFolder(char *licenseFolder);

Delphi
function GrSetLicenseFolder(licenseFolder: String): Integer; stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
int result;
result = GrSetLicenseFolder("C:\\FingerprintSDKLicenseFolder");

Delphi
ret := GrSetLicenseFolder('C:\\FingerprintSDKLicenseFolder');

Callback handlers
GRCAP_STATUS_EVENT_PROC
GRCAP_FINGER_EVENT_PROC
GRCAP_IMAGE_EVENT_PROC

GRCAP_STATUS_EVENT_PROC
Callback function responsible for handling the status events. This callback function is called whenever a fingerprint reader is plugged in or unplugged from the computer.
Prerequisites

The capture module must have been previously initialized.


At least one fingerprint reader must be connected and working.

Parameters
[in] idSensor The ID of the fingerprint reader that raised the event.

The event raised by the fingerprint reader:


[in] event

GR_PLUG: the fingerprint reader was plugged into the computer;


GR_UNPLUG: the fingerprint reader was unplugged from the computer;

Declaration
C++
typedef void CALLBACK GRCAP_STATUS_EVENT_PROC(char* idSensor, GRCAP_STATUS_EVENTS event);

Delphi
GRCAP_STATUS_EVENT_PROC = Procedure(idSensor: Pchar; event: GRCAP_STATUS_EVENTS); stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
void StatusEventHandler(char* idSensor, GRCAP_STATUS_EVENTS event) {
// Signaling that a Status Event occurred.
WriteEvent(idSensor, event);
if (event == GR_PLUG) {
// Start capturing from the plugged reader.
GrCapStartCapture(idSensor, myFingerCallBack, myImageCallBack);
} else if (event == GR_UNPLUG) {
// Stop capturing from the unplugged reader
GrCapStopCapture(idSensor);
}
}

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Procedure StatusCallback(idSensor: Pchar; event: GRCAP_STATUS_EVENTS); stdcall;
begin
// Signals that a status event occurred.
WriteEvent(idSensor, event);
// Checking if the event raised is a plug or unplug.
if (event = GR_PLUG) then
// Start capturing from the plugged reader.
GrCapStartCapture(idSensor, @FingerCallback, @ImageCallback)
else if (event = GR_UNPLUG) then
// Stop capturing from the unplugged reader.
GrCapStopCapture(idSensor);
end;

GRCAP_FINGER_EVENT_PROC
Callback function responsible for handling the finger events. This callback function is called whenever a finger is placed over or removed from a plugged fingerprint reader.
Prerequisites

The capture module must have been previously initialized.


At least one fingerprint reader started capturing fingerprint images.

Parameters
[in] idSensor The ID of the fingerprint reader that raised the event.

The event raised by the fingerprint reader:


[in] event

GR_FINGER_DOWN: a finger was placed over the fingerprint reader;


GR_FINGER_UP: a finger was removed from the fingerprint reader;

Declaration
C++
typedef void CALLBACK GRCAP_FINGER_EVENT_PROC(char* idSensor, GRCAP_FINGER_EVENTS event);

Delphi
GRCAP_FINGER_EVENT_PROC = Procedure(idSensor: Pchar; event: GRCAP_FINGER_EVENTS); stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
void FingerEventHandler(char* idSensor, GRCAP_FINGER_EVENTS event) {
// Just signals that a finger event occurred.
WriteEvent(idSensor, event);
}

Delphi
// This Function is called every time a finger is placed or removed //from reader.
Procedure FingerCallback(idSensor: Pchar; event: GRCAP_FINGER_EVENTS); stdcall;
Begin
// Just signals that a finger event occurred.
WriteEvent(idSensor, event);
End;

GRCAP_IMAGE_EVENT_PROC
Callback function responsible for handling the image event. This callback function is called whenever a fingerprint image is acquired from a plugged fingerprint reader.
Prerequisites

The capture module must have been previously initialized.


At least one fingerprint reader started capturing fingerprint images.

Parameters
[in] idSensor

The ID of the fingerprint reader that raised the event.

[in] width

Fingerprint image width in pixels.

[in] height

Fingerprint image height in pixels.

[in] rawImage The raw grayscale fingerprint image.

Fingerprint image resolution in DPI.

[in] res

See also
Fingerprint Image Format

Declaration
C++
typedef void CALLBACK GRCAP_IMAGE_EVENT_PROC(char* idSensor, unsigned int width, unsigned int height, unsigned char* rawImage, int res);

Delphi
GRCAP_IMAGE_EVENT_PROC = Procedure(idSensor: PChar; width: Integer; height: Integer; rawImage: PChar; res: Integer); stdcall;

Sample Code
C++
void ImageEventHandler(char* idSensor, unsigned int width, unsigned int height, unsigned char* rawImage, int res) {
// Copying acquired image
memcpy(_raw.img, rawImage, width*height);
_raw.height = height;
_raw.width = width;
_raw.Res = res;
// Signaling that an Image Event occurred.
WriteEvent(idSensor, GR_IMAGE);

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// display the fingerprint image


PrintBiometricDisplay(false, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
}

Delphi
Procedure ImageCallback(idSensor: PChar; imageWidth: Integer; imageHeight: Integer; rawImage: PChar; res: Integer); stdcall;
Begin
// Copying acquired image
raw.height := imageHeight;
raw.width := imageWidth;
raw.res := res;
Move(rawImage^, raw.img^, imageWidth*imageHeight);
// Signaling that an Image Event occurred.
WriteEvent(idSensor, GR_IMAGE);
// Display the fingerprint image
PrintBiometricDisplay(false, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
end;

Fingerprint SDK ActiveX Reference Guide

All return codes and constants presented in the Return Codes and Constants section are contained in the GRConstants Type.
All methods and events are contained in the GrFingerXCtrl Class.
Initialization and finalization methods
Matching methods
Extraction methods
Capture methods
Enrollment Methods
Biometric display methods
Other methods
Events

Enrollment Methods
Enroll
StartEnroll

Enroll
Enrolls a fingerprint image.
Prerequisites

Return

The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.


The template array must be already allocated. The recommended size is GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE bytes.

On success, the enroll quality code is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] rawImage

A raw grayscale fingerprint image.

[in] width

Fingerprint image width in pixels.

[in] height

Fingerprint image height in pixels.

[in] res

Fingerprint image resolution in DPI.

[out] tpt

The byte array in which the fingerprint template will be stored.

[in,out] tptSize

[in] The maximum size in bytes of the byte array supplied.


[out] The size in bytes of the extracted template.

[out] quality

The template quality.

[in] tptFormat

The template format to be used.

[in] context

Context in which the enrollment will be performed.

Declaration
C++ .NET
int Enroll (ref object RawImage, int width, int height, int res, ref byte[] tpt, ref int tptSize, int tptFormat, out int quality, int context);

C#
int Enroll (ref object RawImage, int width, int height, int res, ref Array tpt, ref int tptSize, int tptFormat, out int quality, int context);

VB6

Function Enroll (ByRef RawImage As Variant, ByVal width As Long, ByVal height As Long, ByVal res As Long, ByRef tpt() As Byte, ByRef tptSize As Long, ByVal tptFormat As Long, ByRef quality As L

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Function Enroll (ByRef RawImage As Object, ByVal width As Integer, ByVal height As Integer, ByVal res As Integer, ByRef tpt As Array, ByRef tptSize As Integer, ByVal tptFormat As Long, ByRef qu

Delphi
function Enroll(var rawimage: OleVariant; width: integer; height: integer; res: integer; var tpt: PSafeArray; var tptSize: integer; tptFormat: integer; var quality: integer; context: integer):

StartEnroll
Starts the enrollment process. The fingerprint templates are consolidated to create a trustable one.
Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.
Return On success, GR_OK is returned.On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] context Context in which the enrollment will be started.

Declaration
C++ .NET
int StartEnroll (int context);

C#
int StartEnroll (int context);

VB6
Function StartEnroll (ByVal context As Long) As Long

VB .NET
Function StartEnroll (ByVal context As Integer) As Integer

Delphi
function StartEnroll(context: integer): integer;

Initialization and finalization methods


Initialize
Finalize
CreateContext
DestroyContext

Initialize
Initializes the Fingerprint SDK library, creates the default context and checks for a valid license on system.
Prerequisites A valid license must exist on system.
Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Declaration
C++ .NET
int Initialize();

C#
int Initialize();

VB6
Function Initialize () As Long

VB .NET
Function Initialize () As integer

Delphi
function Initialize: integer;

Sample Code
C++ .NET
// Initialize the GrFingerX Library
int err = _grfingerx->Initialize();

C#
GRConstants result;
//Initialize the library
result = (GRConstants)_grfingerx.Initialize();

VB6
' Initializing the library
Dim err As Long
err = GrFingerXCtrl1.Initialize

VB .NET
' Initializing the library
Dim err As integer
err = _GrFingerX.Initialize()

Delphi
var
err: integer;
begin
// Initializing the library.
err := GrFingerXCtrl1.Initialize();
end;

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Finalize
Finalizes the Fingerprint SDK library, freeing any resource used.
Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.
Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Declaration
C++ .NET
int Finalize();

C#
int Finalize();

VB6
Function Finalize() As Long

VB .NET
Function Finalize() As integer

Delphi
function Finalize: integer;

Sample Code
C++ .NET
_grfingerx->Finalize();

C#
_grfingerx.Finalize();

VB6
GrFingerXCtrl1.Finalize

VB .NET
_GrFingerX.Finalize()

Delphi
GrFingerXCtrl1.Finalize();

CreateContext
Creates a context in which extraction, verification and identification may be performed.
Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.
Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[out] contextId The identifier of the newly created context.

Declaration
C++ .NET
int CreateContext(ref int contextId);

C#
int CreateContext(ref int contextId);

VB6
Function CreateContext(ByRef contextId As Long) As Long

VB .NET
Function CreateContext(ByRef contextId As integer) As integer

Delphi
function CreateContext(var contextId: integer): integer;

Sample Code
C++ .NET
int myContextId=0;
int retVal=_grfingerx->CreateContext(myContextId);

C#
int myContextId=0;
int retVal=_grfingerx.CreateContext(myContextId);

VB6
Dim myContextId As Long
retVal=GrFingerXCtrl1.CreateContext(myContextId)

VB .NET
Dim myContextId As integer
retVal=_GrFingerX.CreateContext(myContextId)

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retVal:=GrFingerXCtrl1.CreateContext(contextId);

DestroyContext
Destroys a context.
Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.

Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] contextId The identifier of the context to be destroyed.

Declaration
C++ .NET
int DestroyContext(int contextId);

C#
int DestroyContext(int contextId);

VB6
Function DestroyContext (ByVal contextId As Long) As Long

VB .NET
Function DestroyContext(ByVal contextId As integer) As integer

Delphi
Function DestroyContext(contextId: integer): integer;

Sample Code
C++ .NET
int retVal=_grfingerx->DestroyContext(myContextId);

C#
int retVal=_grfingerx.DestroyContext(myContextId);

VB6
retVal=GrFingerXCtrl1.DestroyContext(myContextId)

VB .NET
retVal=_GrFingerX.DestroyContext(myContextId)

Delphi
retVal:=GrFingerXCtrl1.DestroyContext(myContextId);

Matching methods
Verify
IdentifyPrepare
Identify
SetIdentifyParameters
SetVerifyParameters
GetIdentifyParameters
GetVerifyParameters

Verify
Performs a verification by comparing the two templates supplied.
Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.
Return

On success, GR_MATCH is returned if the matching score is higher than the verification threshold, otherwise GR_NOT_MATCH is returned.
On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] queryTemplate

Query template to be verified.

[in] referenceTemplate Reference template for verification.

[out] verifyScore

Verification matching score.

[in] context

Context in which the verification will be performed.

See also
Return codes

Declaration
C++ .NET
int Verify(ref byte[] queryTemplate, ref byte[] referenceTemplate, ref int verifyScore, int context)

C#
int Verify(ref Array queryTemplate, ref Array referenceTemplate, ref int verifyScore, int context)

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Function Verify (ByRef queryTemplate() As Byte, ByRef referenceTemplate() As Byte, ByRef verifyScore As Long, ByVal context As Long) As Long

VB .NET
Function Verify (ByRef queryTemplate As Array, ByRef referenceTemplate As Array, ByRef verifyScore As integer, ByVal context As integer) As integer

Delphi
function Verify(var queryTemplate: PSafeArray; var referenceTemplate: PSafeArray; var verifyScore: integer; context: integer): integer;

Sample Code
C++ .NET
C++ .NET:
public class TTemplate
{
// Template data.
public Array _tpt;
// Template size
public int _size;
public TTemplate(){
// Create a byte buffer for the template
_tpt = new byte[(int)GRConstants.GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE];
_size = 0;
}
}
TTemplate *tptRef;
int result;
// Checking if the template is valid.
if(!TemplateIsValid()) return ERR_INVALID_TEMPLATE;
// Getting the template with the supplied ID from the database.
tptRef = _DB->getTemplate(id);
// Checking if the ID was found.
if ((tptRef->_tpt == NULL) || (tptRef->_size == 0)){
return ERR_INVALID_ID;
}
// Comparing the templates.
result = _grfingerx->Verify(&_tpt->_tpt, &tptRef->_tpt, score, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
return result;

C#
public class TTemplate
{
// Template data.
public Array _tpt;
// Template size
public int _size;
public TTemplate(){
// Create a byte buffer for the template
_tpt = new byte[(int)GRConstants.GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE];
_size = 0;
}
}
TTemplate tptRef;
// Checking if the template is valid.
if(!TemplateIsValid()) return ERR_INVALID_TEMPLATE;
// Getting the template with the supplied ID from the database.
tptRef = _DB.getTemplate(id);
// Checking if the ID was found.
if ((tptRef._tpt==null) || (tptRef._size == 0))
{
return ERR_INVALID_ID;
}
// Comparing the templates.
return (int) _grfingerx.Verify(ref _tpt._tpt,ref tptRef._tpt,
ref score, (int)GRConstants.GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);

VB6
' Template data Type
Public Type TTemplate
' Template data
tpt() As Byte
' Template size
Size As Long
End Type
Dim tpt() As Byte
' Checking if the template is valid.
If Not TemplateIsValid() Then
Verify = ERR_INVALID_TEMPLATE
Exit Function
End If
' Getting the template with the supplied ID from the database.
tpt = DB.getTemplate(id)
' Checking if the ID was found.
If UBound(tpt) = 0 Then
Verify = ERR_INVALID_ID
Exit Function
End If
' Comparing the templates.
Verify = GrFingerXCtrl1.Verify(template.tpt, tpt, score, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT)

VB .NET
' Template data
Public Class TTemplate
' Template itself
Public tpt(GrFingerXLib.GRConstants.GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE) As Byte
' Template size
Public Size As Long
End Class
Dim ret As integer
Dim tptref As Byte()
' Checking if the template is valid.
If Not (TemplateIsValid()) Then Return ERR_INVALID_TEMPLATE
' Getting the template with the supplied ID from the database.
tptref = DB.getTemplate(id)
' Checking if the ID was found.
If tptref.Length = 0 Then Return ERR_INVALID_ID
' Comparing the templates.
Return _GrFingerX.Verify(template.tpt, tptref, score, GRConstants.GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT)

Delphi
type
// Class TTemplate
// Define a type to temporary storage of template
TTemplate = class
public
// Template data.
tpt:
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size
Integer;
ID (if retrieved from DB)
Integer;

// Allocates space to template


constructor Create;
// clean-up
destructor Destroy; override;
end;
Var
ret: integer;
tptRef: TTemplate;
Begin
// Checking if the template is valid.
if not(TemplateIsValid()) then
begin
Verify := ERR_INVALID_TEMPLATE;
exit;
end;
// Getting the template with the supplied ID from the database.
tptRef := DB.getTemplate(id);
if ((tptRef.tpt = nil) or (tptRef.size <= 0)) then
begin
Verify := ERR_INVALID_ID;
exit;
end;
// Comparing the templates.
Verify := GrFingerXCtrl1.Verify(template.tpt, tptRef.tpt, score, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
end;

IdentifyPrepare
Prepares a query template to be identified against one or more reference templates.
Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.
Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] templateQuery Query template to be identified.

[in] context

Context in which the identification will be performed.

Declaration
C++ .NET
int IdentifyPrepare (ref byte[] templateQuery, int context)

C#
int IdentifyPrepare (ref Array templateQuery, int context)

VB6
Function IdentifyPrepare (ByRef templateQuery() As Byte, ByVal context As Long) As Long

VB .NET
Function IdentifyPrepare (ByRef templateQuery() As Array, ByVal context As integer) As integer

Delphi
function IdentifyPrepare(var templateQuery: PSafeArray; context: integer): integer;

Sample Code
C++ .NET
public class TTemplate
{
// Template data.
public Array _tpt;
// Template size
public int _size;
public TTemplate(){
// Create a byte buffer for the template
_tpt = new byte[(int)GRConstants.GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE];
_size = 0;
}
}
int result, id;
OleDbDataReader *rs;
TTemplate *tptRef;
// Checking if the template is valid.
if(!TemplateIsValid())
return ERR_INVALID_TEMPLATE;
// Starting the identification process and supplying the query template.
result = _grfingerx->IdentifyPrepare(&_tpt->_tpt, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// error?
if(result < 0) return result;
// Getting the current template from the recordset.
tptRef = _DB->getTemplate(rs);
// Comparing the current template.
result = _grfingerx->Identify(&tptRef->_tpt, &score, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// Checking if the query template and the reference template match.
if(result == GR_MATCH){
id = _DB->getId(rs);
rs->Close();
return id;
}
else if (result < 0){
rs->Close();
return result;
}

C#
public class TTemplate
{
// Template data.
public Array _tpt;
// Template size
public int _size;
public TTemplate(){
// Create a byte buffer for the template
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_size = 0;
}
}
GRConstants result;
int id;
OleDbDataReader rs;
TTemplate tptRef;
// Checking if the template is valid.
if(!TemplateIsValid()) return ERR_INVALID_TEMPLATE;
// Starting the identification process and supplying the query //template.
result = (GRConstants) _grfingerx.IdentifyPrepare(ref _tpt._tpt,
(int)GRConstants.GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// error?
if (result < 0) return (int)result;
// Getting the current template from the recordset.
tptRef = _DB->getTemplate(rs);
// Comparing the current template.
result = _grfingerx->Identify(&tptRef->_tpt, &score, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// Checking if the query template and the reference template match.
if(result == GR_MATCH){
id = _DB->getId(rs);
rs->Close();
return id;
}
else if (result < 0){
rs->Close();
return result;
}

VB6
' Template data Type
Public Type TTemplate
' Template data
tpt() As Byte
' Template size
Size As Long
End Type
Dim ret As integer
Dim i As integer
' Starting the identification process and supplying the query
If Not TemplateIsValid() Then
Identify = ERR_INVALID_TEMPLATE
Exit Function
End If

'template.

' Starting the identification process and supplying the query 'template.
ret = GrFingerXCtrl1.IdentifyPrepare(template.tpt, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT)
' error?
If ret < 0 Then
Identify = ret
Exit Function
End If
' Getting the current template from the recordset.
tpt = rs("template")
' Comparing the current template.
ret = GrFingerXCtrl1.Identify(tpt, score, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT)
' Checking if the query template and the reference template match.
If ret = GR_MATCH Then
Identify = rs("ID")
rs.Close
Exit Function
ElseIf ret < 0 Then
Identify = ret
Exit Function
End If

VB .NET
' Template data
Public Class TTemplate
' Template itself
Public tpt(GrFingerXLib.GRConstants.GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE) As Byte
' Template size
Public Size As Long
End Class
Dim ret As integer
Dim i As integer
' Checking if the template is valid.
If Not TemplateIsValid() Then Return ERR_INVALID_TEMPLATE
' Starting the identification process and supplying the query template.
ret = _GrFingerX.IdentifyPrepare(template.tpt, GRConstants.GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT)
' error?
If ret < 0 Then Return ret
' Comparing the current template.
ret = _GrFingerX.Identify(templates(i).template.tpt, score, GRConstants.GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT)
' Checking if the query template and the reference template match.
If ret = GRConstants.GR_MATCH Then
Return templates(i).ID
End If
If ret < 0 Then Return ret

Delphi
type
// Class TTemplate
// Define a type to temporary storage of template
TTemplate = class
public
// Template data.
tpt:
PSafeArray;
// Template size
size:
Integer;
// Template ID (if retrieved from DB)
id:
Integer;
// Allocates space to template
constructor Create;
// clean-up
destructor Destroy; override;
end;
Begin
// Checking if the template is valid.
if not(TemplateIsValid())then
begin
Identify := ERR_INVALID_TEMPLATE;
exit;
end;
// Starting the identification process and supplying the query //template.
ret := GrFingerXCtrl1.IdentifyPrepare(template.tpt, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// error?
if (ret < 0) then begin
identify := ret;
exit;
end;
// Comparing the current template.
ret := GrFingerXCtrl1.Identify(tptRef.tpt, score, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// Checking if the query template and the reference template match.
if (ret = GR_MATCH) then
begin
Identify := tptRef.id;
exit;
end

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else if (ret < 0) then


begin
Identify := ret;
exit;
end;
end

Identify
Performs an identification by comparing the supplied reference template against the previously prepared query template.
The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.
Prerequisites The identification must be previously prepared by calling the IdentifyPrepare method.
The Verify method must not be called beween the call to IdentifyPrepare method and a call to Identify method.
Return

On success, GR_MATCH is returned if the matching score is higher than the identification threshold, otherwise GR_NOT_MATCH is returned.
On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] templateReference Reference template for identification.

[out] identifyScore

Identification matching score.

[in] context

Context in which the identification will be performed.

See also
Return codes

Declaration
C++ .NET
int Identify (ref byte[] templateReference, ref int identifyScore, int context)

C#
int Identify (ref Array templateReference, ref int identifyScore, int context)

VB6
Function Identify (ByRef templateReference() As Byte, ByRef identifyScore As Long, ByVal context As Long) As Long

VB .NET
Function Identify (ByRef templateReference As Array, ByRef identifyScore As integer, ByVal context As integer) As integer

Delphi
function Identify(var templateReference: PSafeArray; var identifyScore: integer; context: integer): integer;

Sample Code
C++ .NET
public class TTemplate
{
// Template data.
public Array _tpt;
// Template size
public int _size;
public TTemplate(){
// Create a byte buffer for the template
_tpt = new byte[(int)GRConstants.GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE];
_size = 0;
}
}
int result, id;
OleDbDataReader *rs;
TTemplate *tptRef;
// Checking if the template is valid.
if(!TemplateIsValid())
return ERR_INVALID_TEMPLATE;
// Starting the identification process and supplying the query template.
result = _grfingerx->IdentifyPrepare(&_tpt->_tpt, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// error?
if(result < 0) return result;
// Getting the current template from the recordset.
tptRef = _DB->getTemplate(rs);
// Comparing the current template.
result = _grfingerx->Identify(&tptRef->_tpt, &score, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// Checking if the query template and the reference template match.
if(result == GR_MATCH){
id = _DB->getId(rs);
rs->Close();
return id;
}
else if (result < 0){
rs->Close();
return result;
}

C#
public class TTemplate
{
// Template data.
public Array _tpt;
// Template size
public int _size;
public TTemplate(){
// Create a byte buffer for the template
_tpt = new byte[(int)GRConstants.GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE];
_size = 0;
}
}
GRConstants result;
int id;
OleDbDataReader rs;
TTemplate tptRef;
// Checking if the template is valid.
if(!TemplateIsValid()) return ERR_INVALID_TEMPLATE;
// Starting the identification process and supplying the query //template.

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result = (GRConstants) _grfingerx.IdentifyPrepare(ref _tpt._tpt,


(int)GRConstants.GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// error?
if (result < 0) return (int)result;
// Getting the current template from the recordset.
tptRef = _DB->getTemplate(rs);
// Comparing the current template.
result = _grfingerx->Identify(&tptRef->_tpt, &score, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// Checking if the query template and the reference template match.
if(result == GR_MATCH){
id = _DB->getId(rs);
rs->Close();
return id;
}
else if (result < 0){
rs->Close();
return result;
}

VB6
' Template data Type
Public Type TTemplate
' Template data
tpt() As Byte
' Template size
Size As Long
End Type
Dim ret As integer
Dim i As integer
' Starting the identification process and supplying the query
If Not TemplateIsValid() Then
Identify = ERR_INVALID_TEMPLATE
Exit Function
End If

'template.

' Starting the identification process and supplying the query 'template.
ret = GrFingerXCtrl1.IdentifyPrepare(template.tpt, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT)
' error?
If ret < 0 Then
Identify = ret
Exit Function
End If
' Getting the current template from the recordset.
tpt = rs("template")
' Comparing the current template.
ret = GrFingerXCtrl1.Identify(tpt, score, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT)
' Checking if the query template and the reference template match.
If ret = GR_MATCH Then
Identify = rs("ID")
rs.Close
Exit Function
ElseIf ret < 0 Then
Identify = ret
Exit Function
End If

VB .NET
' Template data
Public Class TTemplate
' Template itself
Public tpt(GrFingerXLib.GRConstants.GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE) As Byte
' Template size
Public Size As Long
End Class
Dim ret As integer
Dim i As integer
' Checking if the template is valid.
If Not TemplateIsValid() Then Return ERR_INVALID_TEMPLATE
' Starting the identification process and supplying the query template.
ret = _GrFingerX.IdentifyPrepare(template.tpt, GRConstants.GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT)
' error?
If ret < 0 Then Return ret
' Comparing the current template.
ret = _GrFingerX.Identify(templates(i).template.tpt, score, GRConstants.GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT)
' Checking if the query template and the reference template match.
If ret = GRConstants.GR_MATCH Then
Return templates(i).ID
End If
If ret < 0 Then Return ret

Delphi
type
// Class TTemplate
// Define a type to temporary storage of template
TTemplate = class
public
// Template data.
tpt:
PSafeArray;
// Template size
size:
Integer;
// Template ID (if retrieved from DB)
id:
Integer;
// Allocates space to template
constructor Create;
// clean-up
destructor Destroy; override;
end;
Begin
// Checking if the template is valid.
if not(TemplateIsValid())then
begin
Identify := ERR_INVALID_TEMPLATE;
exit;
end;
// Starting the identification process and supplying the query //template.
ret := GrFingerXCtrl1.IdentifyPrepare(template.tpt, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// error?
if (ret < 0) then begin
identify := ret;
exit;
end;
// Comparing the current template.
ret := GrFingerXCtrl1.Identify(tptRef.tpt, score, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// Checking if the query template and the reference template match.
if (ret = GR_MATCH) then
begin
Identify := tptRef.id;
exit;
end
else if (ret < 0) then
begin
Identify := ret;
exit;
end;
end

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Sets the identification parameters in the supplied context.


Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.
On success, GR_OK is returned.
Return If any supplied parameter is invalid or out of range, its default value will be used and GR_DEFAULT_USED is returned.
On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] identifyThreshold

The identification score threshold.

[in] identifyRotationTolerance The rotation tolerance for the identification process.

[in] context

Context in which the identification parameters will be set.

See also
Matching constants
Context constants

Declaration
C++ .NET
int SetIdentifyParameters (int identifyThreshold, int identifyRotationTolerance, int context)

C#
int SetIdentifyParameters (int identifyThreshold, int identifyRotationTolerance, int context)

VB6
Function SetIdentifyParameters (ByVal identifyThreshold As Long, ByVal identifyRotationTolerance As Long, ByVal context As Long) As Long

VB .NET
Function SetIdentifyParameters (ByVal identifyThreshold As integer, ByVal identifyRotationTolerance As integer, ByVal context As integer) As integer

Delphi
function SetIdentifyParameters(identifyThreshold: integer; identifyRotationTolerance: integer; context: integer): integer;

Sample Code
C++ .NET
ret = axGrFingerXCtrl2->SetIdentifyParameters(thresholdId, rotationMaxId, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// error?
if (ret == GR_DEFAULT_USED) {
MessageBox::Show("Invalid identify parameters values. Default values will be used.");
}

C#
ret = axGrFingerXCtrl1.SetIdentifyParameters(thresholdId, rotationMaxId, (int)GRConstants.GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// error?
if ((GRConstants)ret == GRConstants.GR_DEFAULT_USED)
{
MessageBox.Show("Invalid identify parameters values. Default values will be used.");
}

VB6
ret = GrFingerXCtrl1.SetIdentifyParameters(thresholdId, rotationMaxId, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT)
' error?
If ret = GR_DEFAULT_USED Then
MsgBox ("Invalid identify parameters values. Default values will be used.")
End If

VB .NET
ret = AxGrFingerXCtrl1.SetIdentifyParameters(thresholdId, rotationMaxId, GRConstants.GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT)
' error?
If ret = GRConstants.GR_DEFAULT_USED Then
MsgBox("Invalid identify parameters values. Default values will be used.")
End If

Delphi
ret := GrFingerXCtrl1.SetIdentifyParameters(thresholdId, rotationMaxId, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// error?
if ret = GR_DEFAULT_USED then begin
showmessage('Invalid identify parameters values. Default values will be used.');
end;

SetVerifyParameters
Sets the verification parameters in the supplied context.
Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.
On success, GR_OK is returned.
Return If any supplied parameter is invalid or out of range, its default value will be used and GR_DEFAULT_USED is returned.
On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] verifyThreshold

The verification score threshold.

[in] verifyRotationTolerance The rotation tolerance for the verification process.

[in] context

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See also
Matching constants
Context constants

Declaration
C++ .NET
int SetVerifyParameters (int verifyThreshold, int verifyRotationTolerance, int context)

C#
int SetVerifyParameters (int verifyThreshold, int verifyRotationTolerance, int context)

VB6
Function SetVerifyParameters (ByVal verifyThreshold As Long, ByVal verifyRotationTolerance As Long, ByVal context As Long) As Long

VB .NET
Function SetVerifyParameters (ByVal verifyThreshold As Integer, ByVal verifyRotationTolerance As Integer, ByVal context As Integer) As Integer

Delphi
function SetVerifyParameters(verifyThreshold: integer; verifyRotationTolerance: integer; context: integer): integer;

Sample Code
C++ .NET
// set the new verification parameters
ret = axGrFingerXCtrl2->SetVerifyParameters(thresholdVr, rotationMaxVr, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// error?
if (ret == GR_DEFAULT_USED) {
MessageBox::Show("Invalid verify parameters values. Default values will be used.");
}

C#
// set the new verification parameters
ret = axGrFingerXCtrl1.SetVerifyParameters(thresholdVr, rotationMaxVr, (int)GRConstants.GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// error?
if ((GRConstants)ret == GRConstants.GR_DEFAULT_USED)
{
MessageBox.Show("Invalid verify parameters values. Default values will be used.");
}

VB6
' set the new verification parameters
ret = GrFingerXCtrl1.SetVerifyParameters(thresholdVr, rotationMaxVr, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT)
' error?
If ret = GR_DEFAULT_USED Then
MsgBox ("Invalid verify parameters values. Default values will be used.")
End If

VB .NET
' set the new verification parameters
ret = AxGrFingerXCtrl1.SetVerifyParameters(thresholdVr, rotationMaxVr, GRConstants.GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT)
' error?
If ret = GRConstants.GR_DEFAULT_USED Then
MsgBox("Invalid verify parameters values. Default values will be used.")
End If

Delphi
// set the new verification parameters
ret := GrFingerXCtrl1.SetVerifyParameters(thresholdVr, rotationMaxVr, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// error?
if ret = GR_DEFAULT_USED then begin
showmessage('Invalid verify parameters values. Default values will be used.');
end;

GetIdentifyParameters
Retrieves the identification parameters for the supplied context.
Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.
Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[out] identifyThreshold

The current identification score threshold.

[out] identifyRotationTolerance The current rotation tolerance for the identification process.

[in] context

Context from which the identification parameters will be retrieved.

See also
Matching constants
Context constants

Declaration
C++ .NET
int GetIdentifyParameters (ref int identifyThreshold, ref int identifyRotationTolerance, int context)

C#
int GetIdentifyParameters (ref int identifyThreshold, ref int identifyRotationTolerance, int context)

VB6
Function GetIdentifyParameters (ByRef identifyThreshold As Long, ByRef identifyRotationTolerance As Long, ByVal context As Long) As Long

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Function GetIdentifyParameters (ByRef identifyThreshold As Integer, ByRef identifyRotationTolerance As Integer, ByVal context As Integer) As Integer

Delphi
function GetIdentifyParameters(var identifyThreshold: integer; var identifyRotationTolerance: integer; context: integer): integer;

Sample Code
C++ .NET
int thresholdId, rotationMaxId;
axGrFingerXCtrl2->GetIdentifyParameters(&thresholdId, &rotationMaxId, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);

C#
int ret, thresholdId = 0, rotationMaxId = 0;
axGrFingerXCtrl1.GetIdentifyParameters(ref thresholdId, ref rotationMaxId, (int)GRConstants.GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);

VB6
Dim thresholdId As Long
Dim rotationMaxId As Long
GrFingerXCtrl1.GetIdentifyParameters thresholdId, rotationMaxId, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT

VB .NET
Dim thresholdId As Integer
Dim rotationMaxId As Integer
GrFingerXCtrl1.GetIdentifyParameters thresholdId, rotationMaxId, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT

Delphi
Var
thresholdId : Integer;
rotationMaxId: Integer;
begin
GrFingerXCtrl1.GetIdentifyParameters(thresholdId, rotationMaxId, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);

GetVerifyParameters
Retrieves the verification parameters for the supplied context.
Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.
Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[out] verifyThreshold

The current verification score threshold.

[out] verifyRotationTolerance The current rotation tolerance for the verification process.

[in] context

Context from which the verification parameters will be retrieved.

See also
Matching constants
Context constants

Declaration
C++ .NET
int GetVerifyParameters (int verifyThreshold, int verifyRotationTolerance, int context)

C#
int GetVerifyParameters (int verifyThreshold, int verifyRotationTolerance, int context)

VB6
Function GetVerifyParameters (ByRef verifyThreshold As Long, ByRef verifyRotationTolerance As Long, ByVal context As Long) As Long

VB .NET
Function GetVerifyParameters (ByRef verifyThreshold As Integer, ByRef verifyRotationTolerance As Integer, ByVal context As Integer) As Integer

Delphi
function GetVerifyParameters(var verifyThreshold: integer; var verifyRotationTolerance: integer; context: integer): integer;

Sample Code
C++ .NET
int thresholdVr, rotationMaxVr;
axGrFingerXCtrl2->GetVerifyParameters(&thresholdVr, &rotationMaxVr, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);

C#
int thresholdVr = 0, rotationMaxVr = 0;
axGrFingerXCtrl1.GetVerifyParameters(ref thresholdVr, ref rotationMaxVr, (int)GRConstants.GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);

VB6
Dim thresholdVr As Long
Dim rotationMaxVr As Long
GrFingerXCtrl1.GetVerifyParameters thresholdVr, rotationMaxVr, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT

VB .NET
Dim thresholdVr As Integer
Dim rotationMaxVr As Integer
GrFingerXCtrl1.GetVerifyParameters thresholdVr, rotationMaxVr, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT

Delphi
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thresholdVr : Integer;
rotationMaxVr: Integer;
begin
GrFingerXCtrl1.GetVerifyParameters(thresholdVr, rotationMaxVr, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
End

Extraction methods
ConvertTemplate
ExtractEx
Extract

Extract
Extracts a fingerprint template from the supplied fingerprint raw image.
The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.
Prerequisites The template array must be already allocated. The recommended size is GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE bytes.

Return On success, the template quality code is returned. On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] rawImage

A raw grayscale fingerprint image.

[in] width

[in] Fingerprint image width in pixels.

[in] height

Fingerprint image height in pixels.

[in] res

Fingerprint image resolution in DPI.

[out] tpt

The byte array in which the fingerprint template will be stored.

[in,out] tptSize

[in] context

[in] The maximum size in bytes of the byte array supplied.


[out] The size in bytes of the extracted template.

Context in which the extraction will be performed.

Declaration
C++.NET
int Extract (ref object RawImage, int width, int height, int res, ref byte[] tpt, ref int tptSize, int context)

C#
int Extract (ref object RawImage, int width, int height, int res, ref Array tpt, ref int tptSize, int context)

VB6
Function Extract (ByRef RawImage As Variant, ByVal width As Long, ByVal height As Long, ByVal res As Long, ByRef tpt() As Byte, ByRef tptSize As Long, ByVal context As Long) As Long

VB.NET

Function Extract (ByRef RawImage As Object, ByVal width As Integer, ByVal height As Integer, ByVal res As Integer, ByRef tpt As Array, ByRef tptSize As Integer, ByVal context As Integer) As Int

DELPHI
function Extract(var rawimage: OleVariant; width: integer; height: integer; res: integer; var tpt: PSafeArray; var tptSize: integer; context: integer): integer;

Sample Code
C++ .NET
int result;
// set current buffer size for the extract template
_tpt->_size = GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE;
result = _grfingerx->Extract(&_raw->img, _raw->width, _raw->height, _raw->Res, &_tpt->_tpt, &_tpt->_size, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// if error, set template size to 0
if (result < 0){
// Result < 0 => extraction problem
_tpt->_size = 0;
}

C#
int result;
// set current buffer size for the extract template
_tpt._size = (int)GRConstants.GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE;
result = (int)_grfingerx.Extract(
ref _raw.img, _raw.width, _raw.height, _raw.Res,
ref _tpt._tpt,ref _tpt._size,
(int)GRConstants.GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// if error, set template size to 0
if (result < 0)
{
// Result < 0 => extraction problem
_tpt._size = 0;
}

VB6
Dim ret As Integer
' Set initial buffer size and allocate it

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' reallocate template buffer
ReDim Preserve template.tpt(template.Size)
ret = GrFingerXCtrl1.Extract(raw.img, raw.width, raw.height, raw.res, template.tpt, template.Size, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT)
' if error, set template size to 0
' Result < 0 => extraction problem
If ret < 0 Then template.Size = 0
' Set real buffer size and free unnecessary data
ReDim Preserve template.tpt(template.Size)

VB .NET
Dim ret As Integer
' set current buffer size for the extract template
template.Size = template.tpt.Length
ret = _GrFingerX.Extract(raw.img, raw.width, raw.height, raw.res, template.tpt, template.Size, GRConstants.GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT)
' if error, set template size to 0
' Result < 0 => extraction problem
If ret < 0 Then template.Size = 0

DELPHI
Var
ret: Integer;
Begin
// set current buffer size for the extract template
template.size := GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE;
ret := GrFingerXCtrl1.Extract(raw.img, raw.width,
raw.height, raw.res, template.tpt, template.size, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
// if error, set template size to 0
// Result < 0 => extraction problem
if (ret < 0 ) then
template.size := 0;
end;

ExtractEx
Extracts a fingerprint template, in a specified format, from the supplied fingerprint raw image.
Prerequisites

The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.


The template array must be already allocated. The recommended size is GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE bytes.

Return On success, the template quality code is returned. On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] rawImage

A raw grayscale fingerprint image.

[in] width

Fingerprint image width in pixels.

[in] height

Fingerprint image height in pixels.

[in] res

Fingerprint image resolution in DPI.

[out] tpt

The byte array in which the fingerprint template will be stored.

[in,out] tptSize

[in] The maximum size in bytes of the byte array supplied.


[out] The size in bytes of the extracted template.

[in] context

Context in which the extraction will be performed.

[in] tptFormat

The template format to be used.

See also
Image constants
Return codes
Fingerprint Image Format

Declaration
C++ .NET
int ExtractEx (ref object RawImage, int width, int height, int res, ref byte[] tpt, ref int tptSize, int context, int tptFormat);

C#
int ExtractEx (ref object RawImage, int width, int height, int res, ref Array tpt, ref int tptSize, int context, int tptFormat);

VB6

Function ExtractEx (ByRef RawImage As Variant, ByVal width As Long, ByVal height As Long, ByVal res As Long, ByRef tpt() As Byte, ByRef tptSize As Long, ByVal context As Long, ByVal tptFormat A

VB .NET

Function ExtractEx (ByRef RawImage As Object, ByVal width As Integer, ByVal height As Integer, ByVal res As Integer, ByRef tpt As Array, ByRef tptSize As Integer, ByVal context As Integer, ByVa

Delphi
function ExtractEx(var rawimage: OleVariant; width: integer; height: integer; res: integer; var tpt: PSafeArray; var tptSize: integer; context: integer; tptFormat: integer): integer;

CovertTemplate
Creates a copy of the specified template, serialized in the specified format.
Prerequisites

The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.


The template array must be already allocated. The recommended size is GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE bytes.

Return On success, GR_OK is returned.On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

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Parameters
[in] tpt

The template to convert.

[out] newTpt

The converted template.

[in,out] newTptSize

[in] The maximum size in bytes of the byte array supplied.


[out] The size in bytes of the converted template.

[in] context

Context in which the extraction will be performed.

[in] format

The template format to be used.

Declaration
C++ .NET
int ConvertTemplate (ref byte[] tpt, ref byte[] newTpt, ref int newTptSize, int context, int format);

C#
int ConvertTemplate (ref Array tpt, ref Array newTpt, ref int newTptSize, int context, int format);

VB6
Function ConvertTemplate (ByRef tpt() As Byte, ByRef newTpt() As Byte, ByRef newTptSize As Long, ByVal context As Long, ByVal format As Long) As Long

VB .NET
Function ConvertTemplate (ByRef tpt As Array, ByRef newTpt As Array, ByRef newTptSize As Integer, ByVal context As Integer, ByVal format As Integer) As Integer

Delphi
function ConvertTemplate(var tpt: PSafeArray; var newTpt: PSafeArray; var newTptSize: integer; context: integer; format: integer): integer;

Capture methods
CapInitialize
CapFinalize
CapStartCapture
CapStopCapture
CapSaveRawImageToFile
CapLoadImageFromFile
CapRawImageToHandle

CapInitialize
Initializes the capture module.
Prerequisites A valid license must exist on system.
Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

See also
Events

Declaration
C++ .NET
int CapInitialize()

C#
int CapInitialize()

VB6
Function CapInitialize() As Long

VB .NET
Function CapInitialize() As Integer

Delphi
Function CapInitialize(): integer;

Sample Code
C++ .NET
retVal= _grfingerx->CapInitialize();

C#
retVal= _grfingerx.CapInitialize();

VB6
retVal= GrFingerXCtrl1.CapInitialize

VB .NET
retVal= GrFingerXCtrl1.CapInitialize

Delphi
retVal:= GrFingerXCtrl1.CapInitialize();

CapFinalize

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Stops the capture module, freeing any resource used.


Prerequisites The capture module must have been previously initialized.

Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Declaration
C++ .NET
int CapFinalize()

C#
int CapFinalize ()

VB6
Function CapFinalize () As Long

VB .NET
Function CapFinalize () As Integer

Delphi
Function CapFinalize (): integer;

Sample Code
C++ .NET
retVal= _grfingerx->CapFinalize();

C#
retVal= _grfingerx.CapFinalize();

VB6
retVal= GrFingerXCtrl1.CapFinalize

VB .NET
retVal= GrFingerXCtrl1.CapFinalize

Delphi
retVal:= GrFingerXCtrl1.CapFinalize();

CapStartCapture
Starts capturing fingerprint images from the supplied fingerprint reader.
Prerequisites

Return

The capture module must have been previously initialized.


The supplied fingerprint reader must be connected, working and recognized as plugged by the capture module.

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] idSensor The ID of the fingerprint reader to start capturing images from.

See also
Events

Declaration
C++ .NET
int CapStartCapture (string idSensor)

C#
int CapStartCapture (string idSensor)

VB6
Function CapStartCapture (ByVal idSensor As String)

VB .NET
Function CapStartCapture (ByVal idSensor As String)

Delphi
function CapStartCapture(const idSensor: WideString): integer;

Sample Code
C++ .NET
axGrFingerXCtrl2->CapStartCapture(e->idSensor);

C#
axGrFingerXCtrl1.CapStartCapture(e.idSensor);

VB6
GrFingerXCtrl1.CapStartCapture (idSensor)

VB .NET
AxGrFingerXCtrl1.CapStartCapture(e.idSensor)

Delphi
GrFingerXCtrl1.CapStartCapture (idSensor);

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CapStopCapture
Stops capturing fingerprint images from the supplied fingerprint reader.
Prerequisites

Return

The capture module must have been previously initialized.


Image capture must have been previously started on the supplied fingerprint reader.

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] idSensor The ID of the fingerprint reader to stop capturing images from.

Declaration
C++ .NET
int CapStopCapture (string idSensor)

C#
int CapStopCapture (string idSensor)

VB6
Function CapStopCapture (ByVal idSensor As String) As Long

VB .NET
Function CapStopCapture (ByVal idSensor As String) As Integer

Delphi
function CapStopCapture(const idSensor: WideString): integer;

Sample Code
C++ .NET
axGrFingerXCtrl2->CapStopCapture(e->idSensor);

C#
axGrFingerXCtrl1.CapStopCapture(e.idSensor);

VB6
GrFingerXCtrl1.CapStopCapture (idSensor)

VB .NET
AxGrFingerXCtrl1.CapStopCapture(e.idSensor)

Delphi
GrFingerXCtrl1.CapStopCapture (idSensor);

CapSaveRawImageToFile
Saves a raw grayscale fingerprint image as a picture file.
Prerequisites A valid license must exist on system.
Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] rawImage

A raw grayscale fingerprint image.

[in] width

Fingerprint image width in pixels.

[in] height

Fingerprint image height in pixels.

[in] filename

The complete path and filename of the picture file to create.

[in] imageFormat Picture file format.

See also
Fingerprint Image Format

Declaration
C++ .NET
int CapSaveRawImageToFile (ref object RawImage, int width, int height, string filename, int imageFormat)

C#
int CapSaveRawImageToFile (ref Object RawImage, int width, int height, string filename, int imageFormat)

VB6
Function CapSaveRawImageToFile (ByRef RawImage As Variant, ByVal width As Long, ByVal height As Long, ByVal filename As String, ByVal imageFormat As Long) As Long

VB .NET
Function CapSaveRawImageToFile (ByRef RawImage As Object, ByVal width As Integer, ByVal height As Integer, ByVal filename As String, ByVal imageFormat As Integer) As Integer

Delphi

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function CapSaveRawImageToFile(vat rawImage: OleVariant; width, height: integer; filename: WideString; imageFormat: GRCAP_IMAGE_FORMAT): integer;;

Sample Code
C++ .NET
if (axGrFingerXCtrl2->CapSaveRawImageToFile(&_raw->img,
WriteLog("Failed to save the file.");
}

_raw->width, _raw->height, FileName, GRCAP_IMAGE_FORMAT_BMP) != GR_OK) {

C#
if (axGrFingerXCtrl1.CapSaveRawImageToFile(ref _raw.img, _raw.width, _raw.height, FileName, (int)GRConstants.GRCAP_IMAGE_FORMAT_BMP) != (int)GRConstants.GR_OK) {
WriteLog("Failed to save the file.");
}

VB6
If GrFingerXCtrl1.CapSaveRawImageToFile(raw.img, raw.width, raw.height, FileName, GRCAP_IMAGE_FORMAT_BMP) <> GR_OK Then
writeLog ("Failed to save the file.")
End If

VB .NET
If AxGrFingerXCtrl1.CapSaveRawImageToFile(raw.img, raw.width, raw.height, FileName, GRConstants.GRCAP_IMAGE_FORMAT_BMP) <> GRConstants.GR_OK Then
WriteLog("Fail to save the file.")
End If

Delphi
if GrFingerXCtrl1.CapSaveRawImageToFile(raw.img, raw.width, raw.Height, fname, GRCAP_IMAGE_FORMAT_BMP) <> GR_OK then
WriteLog('Fail to save the file.');

CapLoadImageFromFile
Loads a grayscale fingerprint image from a picture file.
The capture module must have been previously initialized.
Prerequisites Picture file must be in one of the supported formats, as defined in the section.
Image capture must have been previously started on the "File" sensor.

Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] fileName The complete path and filename of the picture file to load.

[in] res

Image resolution in DPI.

Remarks
On success, an image event is fired for the "File" sensor.

See also
Events

Declaration
C++ .NET
int CapLoadImageFromFile (string filename, int res)

C#
int CapLoadImageFromFile (string filename, int res)

VB6
Function CapLoadImageFromFile (ByVal filename As String, ByVal res As Long) As Long

VB .NET
Function CapLoadImageFromFile (ByVal filename As String, ByVal res As Integer) As Integer

Delphi
function CapLoadImageFromFile(const filename: WideString; res: integer): integer;

Sample Code
C++ .NET
// Getting the resolution.
int resolution = Convert::ToInt32(InputBox::ShowModal("What is the image resolution?", "Resolution", ""));
// Checking if the action was canceled, no value or an invalid value //was entered.
if (resolution != 0) {
axGrFingerXCtrl2->CapLoadImageFromFile(ofdImage->FileName,
resolution);
}

C#
// Getting the resolution.
String res = InputBox.Show("What is the image resolution?", "Resolution", "").Text;
if (!res.Equals(""))
{
int resolution = Convert.ToInt32(res);
// Checking if the action was canceled, no value or an invalid value //was entered.
if (resolution != 0)
{
axGrFingerXCtrl1.CapLoadImageFromFile(ofdImage.FileName, resolution);
}
}

VB6
' Getting the resolution.
res = Val(InputBox("Enter the resolution of the selected image", "Resolution"))
' Checking if the action was canceled, no value or an invalid value was entered.
If res <> 0 Then
GrFingerXCtrl1.CapLoadImageFromFile CommonDialog.FileName, res
End If

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' Getting the resolution.
resolution = Val(InputBox("What is the image resolution?", "Resolution", ""))
' Checking if the action was canceled, no value or an invalid value was entered.
If (resolution <> 0) Then
AxGrFingerXCtrl1.CapLoadImageFromFile(OpenFileDialog1.FileName, resolution)
End If

Delphi
// Getting image resolution.
resolution := StrToInt(InputBox('What is the image resolution?', 'Resolution', ''));
// Checking if the action was canceled, no value or an invalid value was entered.
if (resolution <> 0) then begin
GrFingerXCtrl1.CapLoadImageFromFile(OpenPictureDialog.FileName, resolution);
end;

CapRawImageToHandle
Returns a picture display handle (IPictureDisp) to the supplied raw grayscale fingerprint image.
Prerequisites A valid license must exist on system.

Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] rawImage A raw grayscale fingerprint image.

[in] width

Fingerprint image width in pixels.

[in] height

Fingerprint image height in pixels.

[in] hdc

The device context handle (HDC) in which the picture will be created.

[out] handle

The fingerprint picture display handle (IPictureDisp).

See also
Fingerprint Image Format

Declaration
C++ .NET
int CapRawImageToHandle (ref object RawImage, int width, int height, int hdc, ref stdole.IPictureDisp handler)

C#
int CapRawImageToHandle (ref Object RawImage, int width, int height, int hdc, ref stdole.IPictureDisp handler)

VB6
Function CapRawImageToHandle (ByRef RawImage As Variant, ByVal width As Long, ByVal height As Long, ByVal hdc As Long, ByRef handler As IPictureDisp) As Long

VB .NET
Function CapRawImageToHandle (ByRef RawImage As Object, ByVal width As Integer, ByVal height As Integer, ByVal hdc As Integer, ByRef handler As stdole.IPictureDisp) As Integer

Delphi
function CapRawImageToHandle(var rawImage: OleVariant; width, height: integer; hdc: HDC; var handler: IPictureDisp): integer;

Sample Code
C++ .NET
stdole::IPictureDisp *handle;
// screen HDC
Graphics *g = _btEnroll->CreateGraphics();
IntPtr hdc = g->GetHdc();
_grfingerx->CapRawImageToHandle(&_raw->img, _raw->width, _raw->height, hdc.ToInt32(), &handle);
if (handle != NULL) {
Image *curImage = System::Drawing::Image::FromHbitmap(handle->Handle);
_pbPic->Image = curImage;
_pbPic->Update();
}
g->ReleaseHdc(hdc);

C#
IPictureDisp handle = null;
// screen HDC
IntPtr hdc = GetDC(System.IntPtr.Zero);
_grfingerx.CapRawImageToHandle(ref _raw.img,_raw.width,_raw.height, hdc.ToInt32(), ref handle);
// draw image on picture box
if (handle != null)
{
_pbPic.Image = GrFingerXSampleCS.
ImageConverter.IpictureToImage(handle);
_pbPic.Update();
}
ReleaseDC(System.IntPtr.Zero,hdc);

VB6
Dim handle As IPictureDisp
GrFingerXCtrl1.CapRawImageToHandle raw.img, raw.width, raw.height, formMain.hDC, handle
If Not (handle Is Nothing) Then
img.Picture = handle
End If

VB .NET
' handle to finger image
Dim handle As stdole.IPictureDisp = Nothing
' screen HDC
Dim hdc = GetDC(0)
_GrFingerX.CapRawImageToHandle(raw.img, raw.width, raw.height, hdc, handle)
If Not (handle Is Nothing) Then
_pbPic.Image = Image.FromHbitmap(New IntPtr(handle.Handle), New IntPtr(handle.hPal))

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_pbPic.Update()
End If
' release screen HDC
ReleaseDC(0, hdc)

Delphi
var
// handle to finger image
handle: IPictureDisp;
// screen HDC
hdc: LongInt;
begin
GrFingerXCtrl1.CapRawImageToHandle(raw.img, raw.width, raw.height, hdc, handle);
if handle <> nil then
begin
SetOlePicture(image.Picture, handle);
image.Repaint();
end;
// release screen HDC
ReleaseDC(HWND(nil), hdc);

Biometric display methods


BiometricDisplay
SetBiometricDisplayColors

BiometricDisplay
Returns a picture display handle (IPictureDisp) to the supplied raw grayscale fingerprint image with its minutiae, segments and minutiae direction drawn.
Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.
Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] tpt

Template corresponding to the raw grayscale fingerprint image supplied.

[in] rawImage

A raw grayscale fingerprint image.

[in] width

Fingerprint image width in pixels.

[in] height

Fingerprint image height in pixels.

[in] res

Fingerprint image resolution in DPI.

[in] hdc

The device context handle (HDC) in which the picture will be created.

[out] handle

The fingerprint picture display handle (IPictureDisp).

[in] matchContext

To have only the minutiae, segments and minutiae direction of the supplied fingerprint drawn, this parameter must be GR_NO_CONTEXT.
To have also the macthing minutiae, segments and minutiae direction drawn, this parameter must be the context identifier corresponding to the matching (identification or verification).

See also
Fingerprint Image Format

Declaration
C++ .NET
int BiometricDisplay (ref byte[] tptQuery,ref object rawImage, int width, int height, int hdc, ref stdole.IPictureDisp handle, int matchContext)

C#
int BiometricDisplay (ref Array tptQuery,ref Object rawImage, int width, int height, int hdc, ref stdole.IPictureDisp handle, int matchContext)

VB6

Function BiometricDisplay (ByRef tptQuery() As Byte, ByRef rawImage As Variant, ByVal width As Long, ByVal height As Long, ByVal hdc As Long, ByRef handle As IPictureDisp, ByVal matchContext As

VB .NET

Function BiometricDisplay (ByRef tptQuery As Array, ByRef rawImage As Object, ByVal width As Integer, ByVal height As Integer, ByVal hdc As Integer, ByRef handle As stdole.IPictureDisp, ByVal m

Delphi
function

BiometricDisplay(var tptQuery: PSafeArray; var rawImage: OleVariant; width: Integer; height: Integer; res: Integer; hdc: integer; var handler: IPictureDisp; matchContext: Integer): In

Sample Code
C++ .NET
// the template class
__gc class TTemplate
{
public:
// Template data.
System::Byte _tpt[];
// Template size
int _size;
TTemplate(void);
~TTemplate(void);
};
// Raw image data type.
__gc struct TRawImage {
// Image data.
System::Object *img;
// Image width.
unsigned int width;
// Image height.
unsigned int height;
// Image resolution.

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int Res;
};
stdole::IPictureDisp *handle;
// screen HDC
Graphics *g = _btEnroll->CreateGraphics();
IntPtr hdc = g->GetHdc();
_grfingerx->BiometricDisplay(&_tpt->_tpt, &_raw->img, _raw->width, _raw->height, _raw->Res, hdc.ToInt32(), &handle, context);
if (handle != NULL) {
Image *curImage = System::Drawing::Image::FromHbitmap(handle->Handle);
_pbPic->Image = curImage;
_pbPic->Update();
}
g->ReleaseHdc(hdc);

C#
public class TTemplate
{
// Template data.
public Array _tpt;
// Template size
public int _size;
public TTemplate(){
// Create a byte buffer for the template
_tpt = new byte[(int)GRConstants.GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE];
_size = 0;
}
}
// Raw image data type.
public struct TRawImage
{
// Image data.
public object img;
// Image width.
public int width;
// Image height.
public int height;
// Image resolution.
public int Res;
};
IPictureDisp handle = null;
// screen HDC
IntPtr hdc = GetDC(System.IntPtr.Zero);
_grfingerx.BiometricDisplay(ref _tpt._tpt, ref raw.img, _raw.width, _raw.height, _raw.Res,hdc.ToInt32(), ref handle,(int)contextId);
// draw image on picture box
if (handle != null)
{
_pbPic.Image = GrFingerXSampleCS.
ImageConverter.IpictureToImage(handle);
_pbPic.Update();
}
ReleaseDC(System.IntPtr.Zero,hdc);

VB6
' Raw image data type.
Public Type rawImage
' Image data.
img As Variant
' Image width.
width As Long
' Image height.
height As Long
' Image resolution.
res As Long
End Type
' Template data Type
Public Type TTemplate
' Template data
tpt() As Byte
' Template size
Size As Long
End Type
Dim handle As IPictureDisp
GrFingerXCtrl1.biometricDisplay template.tpt, raw.img, raw.width, raw.height, raw.res, formMain.hDC, handle, context
If Not (handle Is Nothing) Then
img.Picture = handle
End If

VB .NET
' Template data
Public Class TTemplate
' Template itself
Public tpt(GrFingerXLib.GRConstants.GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE) As Byte
' Template size
Public Size As Long
End Class
' Raw image data type.
Public Structure RawImage
' Image data.
Public img As Object
' Image width.
Public width As Long
' Image height.
Public height As Long
' Image resolution.
Public res As Long
End Structure
' handle to finger image
Dim handle As stdole.IPictureDisp = Nothing
' screen HDC
Dim hdc = GetDC(0)
_GrFingerX.BiometricDisplay(template.tpt, raw.img, raw.width, raw.height, raw.res, hdc, handle, context)
If Not (handle Is Nothing) Then
_pbPic.Image = Image.FromHbitmap(New IntPtr(handle.Handle), New IntPtr(handle.hPal))
_pbPic.Update()
End If
' release screen HDC
ReleaseDC(0, hdc)

Delphi
type
// Raw image data type.
TRawImage = record
// Image data.
img:
OleVariant;
// Image width.
width:
Integer;
// Image height.
Height:
Integer;
// Image resolution.
Res:
Integer;
end;
// Define a type to temporary storage of template
TTemplate = class
public
// Template data.
tpt:
PSafeArray;

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size
Integer;
ID (if retrieved from DB)
Integer;

var
// handle to finger image
handle: IPictureDisp;
// screen HDC
hdc: LongInt;
begin
GrFingerXCtrl1.BiometricDisplay(template.tpt,raw.img, raw.width, raw.height,raw.Res, hdc, handle, context)
if handle <> nil then
begin
SetOlePicture(image.Picture, handle);
image.Repaint();
end;
// release screen HDC
ReleaseDC(HWND(nil), hdc);

SetBiometricDisplayColors
Sets the colors used to draw the minutiae, matching minutiae, segments, matching segments, minutiae directions and matching minutiae directions in the picture returned by the BiometricDisplay method.
Prerequisites The Fingerprint SDK library must have been previously initialized.
Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.


On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] minutiaeColor

Minutiae color in BGR 24-bits format.

[in] minutiaeMatchedColor

Matching minutiae color in BGR 24-bits format.

[in] segmentsColor

Segments color in BGR 24-bits format.

[in] segmentsMatchedColor

Matching segments color in BGR 24-bits format.

[in] directionsColor

Minutiae direction color in BGR 24-bits format.

[in] directionsMatchedColor Matching minutiae direction color in BGR 24-bits format.

Remarks
Passing GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR as any color causes the corresponding feature (minutia, matching minutia, segment, matching segment, minutia direction or matching minutia direction) not being drawn.
Passing all colors as GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR causes the default colors to be used: red for minutiae, green for segments, blue for minutiae direction and magenta for matching minutiae, segments and minutiae
direction.

See also
Color Coding Format

Declaration
C++ .NET
int SetBiometricDisplayColors(int minutiaeColors, int minutiaeMatchedColors, int segmentColors, int segmentMatchedColors, int directionColors, int directionMatchedColors)

C#
int SetBiometricDisplayColors(int minutiaeColors, int minutiaeMatchedColors, int segmentColors, int segmentMatchedColors, int directionColors, int directionMatchedColors)

VB6

Function GrSetBiometricDisplayColors(ByVal minutiaeColors As Long, ByVal minutiaeMatchedColors As Long, ByVal segmentColors As Long, ByVal segmentMatchedColors As Long, ByVal directionColors As

VB .NET

Function GrSetBiometricDisplayColors(ByVal minutiaeColors As Integer, ByVal minutiaeMatchedColors As Integer, ByVal segmentColors As Integer, ByVal segmentMatchedColors As Integer, ByVal direct

Delphi
function GrSetBiometricDisplayColors (minutiaeColors, minutiaeMatchedColors, segmentColors, segmentMatchedColors, directionColors, directionMatchedColors: integer): integer;

Sample Code
C++ .NET
// set minutiae colors to red
int minutiaeColor=Color::Red;
int minutiaeMatchColor=Color::Red;
// don't display any other biometric info
int segmentsColor = GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR;
int segmentsMatchColor = GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR;
int directionsColor = GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR;
int directionsMatchColor = GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR;
axGrFingerXCtrl2->SetBiometricDisplayColors(minutiaeColor, minutiaeMatchColor, segmentsColor, segmentsMatchColor, directionsColor, directionsMatchColor);

C#
// set minutiae colors to red
int minutiaeColor=Color.Red;
int minutiaeMatchColor=Color.Red;
// don't display any other biometric info
int segmentsColor = (int)GRConstants.GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR;
int segmentsMatchColor = (int)GRConstants.GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR;
int directionsColor = (int)GRConstants.GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR;
int directionsMatchColor = (int)GRConstants.GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR;
axGrFingerXCtrl1.SetBiometricDisplayColors(minutiaeColor, minutiaeMatchColor, segmentsColor, segmentsMatchColor, directionsColor, directionsMatchColor);

VB6
' set minutiae colors to red
minutiaeColors = vbRed
' don't display any other biometric colors
minutiaeMatchedColors = GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR
segmentColors = GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR

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segmentMatchedColors = GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR
directionColors = GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR
directionMatchedColors = GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR
retVal= GrFingerXCtrl1.SetBiometricDisplayColors (minutiaeColors, minutiaeMatchedColors, segmentColors, segmentMatchedColors, directionColors, directionMatchedColors)

VB .NET
' set minutiae colors to red
minutiaeColors = Color.Red
' don't display any other biometric info
minutiaeMatchedColors = GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR
segmentColors = GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR
segmentMatchedColors = GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR
directionColors = GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR
directionMatchedColors = GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR
retVal= GrFingerXCtrl1.SetBiometricDisplayColors (minutiaeColors, minutiaeMatchedColors, segmentColors, segmentMatchedColors, directionColors, directionMatchedColors)

Delphi
var
minutiaeColor: Integer;
minutiaeMatchColor: Integer;
segmentsColor: Integer;
segmentsMatchColor: Integer;
directionsColor: Integer;
directionsMatchColor: Integer;
begin
// set minutiae colors to red
minutiaeColor := clRed;
minutiaeMatchColor := clRed;
// don't display any other biometric info
segmentsColor := GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR;
segmentsMatchColor := GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR;
directionsColor := GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR;
directionsMatchColor := GR_IMAGE_NO_COLOR;
GrFingerXCtrl1.SetBiometricDisplayColors(minutiaeColor, minutiaeMatchColor, segmentsColor, segmentsMatchColor, directionsColor, directionsMatchColor);
end;

Other methods
GetGrFingerVersion
DecodeBase64
EncodeBase64
InstallLicense
IsBase64Encoding
SetLicenseFolder

DecodeBase64
Decodes a Base64 template.
Prerequisites The template array must be already allocated. The recommended size is GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE bytes.
Return

On success, GR_OK is returned.On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] encodedBuffer

The template to be decoded.

[in] encodedSize

The size in bytes of the supplied base64 template.

[out] decodedBuffer

The byte array in which the decoded template will be stored.

[in,out] decodedSize

[in] The maximum size in bytes of the byte array supplied.


[out] The size in bytes of the decoded template.

See also
Return codes

Declaration
C++ .NET
int DecodeBase64 (ref byte[] encodedBuffer, int encodedSize, ref byte[] decodedBuffer, ref int decodedSize);

C#
int DecodeBase64 (ref Array encodedBuffer, int encodedSize, ref Array decodedBuffer, ref int decodedSize);

VB6
Function DecodeBase64 (ByRef encodedBuffer() As Byte, ByVal encodedSize As Long, ByRef decodedBuffer() As Byte, ByRef decodedSize As Long) As Long

VB .NET
Function DecodeBase64 (ByRef encodedBuffer As Array, ByVal encodedSize As Integer, ByRef decodedBuffer As Array, ByRef decodedSize As Integer) As Integer

Delphi
function DecodeBase64(var encodedBuffer: PSafeArray; encodedSize: integer; var decodedBuffer: PSafeArray; var decodedSize: integer): integer;

GetGrFingerVersion
Returns the Fingerprint SDK version and edition.
Prerequisites A valid license must exist on system.
Return On success, the Fingerprint SDK type code is returned. On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters

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[out] majorVersion The Fingerprint SDK major version.

[out] minorVersion The Fingerprint SDK minor version.

See also
Licensing constants

Declaration
C++ .NET
int GetGrFingerVersion(ref byte majorVersion, ref byte minorVersion)

C#
int GetGrFingerVersion(ref Byte majorVersion, ref Byte minorVersion)

VB6
Function GetGrFingerVersion(ByRef majorVersion As Byte, ByRef minorVersion As Byte) As Long

VB .NET
Function GetGrFingerVersion(ByRef majorVersion As Byte, ByRef minorVersion As Byte) As Long

Delphi
Function GetGrFingerVersion(majorVersion, minorVersion: Byte): integer;

Sample Code
C++ .NET
unsigned char majorVersion=0, minorVersion=0;
String *vStr = new String("");
int result = _grfingerx->GetGrFingerVersion(&majorVersion, &minorVersion);
if (result == GRFINGER_FULL)
vStr = new String("IDENTIFICATION");
else if(result == GRFINGER_LIGHT)
vStr = new String("VERIFICATION");
else if(result == GRFINGER_FREE)
vStr = new String("FREE");

MessageBox::Show(System::String::Concat(System::String::Concat("The Fingerprint SDK DLL version is ", Convert::ToString(majorVersion) , "." , Convert::ToString(minorVersion)), System::String::C

C#
byte majorVersion=0,minorVersion=0;
GRConstants result;
string vStr = "";
result = (GRConstants)_grfingerx.GetGrFingerVersion(ref majorVersion, ref minorVersion);
if(result == GRConstants.GRFINGER_FULL)
vStr = "IDENTIFICATION";
else if(result == GRConstants.GRFINGER_LIGHT)
vStr = "VERIFICATION";
else if(result == GRConstants.GRFINGER_FREE)
vStr = "FREE";
MessageBox.Show("The Fingerprint SDK DLL version is " +
majorVersion + "." + minorVersion + ". \n" +
"The license type is '" + vStr + "'.","Fingerprint SDK Version");

VB6
Dim
Dim
Dim
Dim

majorVersion As Byte
minorVersion As Byte
ret As Long
vStr As String

majorVersion = 0
minorVersion = 0
vStr = ""
ret = GrFingerX.GetGrFingerVersion(majorVersion, minorVersion)
If ret = GRFINGER_FULL Then vStr = "IDENTIFICATION"
If ret = GRFINGER_LIGHT Then vStr = "VERIFICATION"
If ret = GRFINGER_FREE Then vStr = "FREE"
Call MsgBox("The Fingerprint SDK DLL version is " & majorVersion & _
"." & minorVersion & "." & vbCrLf & _
"The license type is '" & vStr & "'.", , "Fingerprint SDK Version")

VB .NET
Dim
Dim
Dim
Dim

majorVersion As Integer = 0
minorVersion As Integer = 0
result As GRConstants
vStr As String = ""

result = _GrFingerX.GetGrFingerVersion(majorVersion, minorVersion)


If result = GRConstants.GRFINGER_FULL Then vStr = "IDENTIFICATION"
If result = GRConstants.GRFINGER_LIGHT Then vStr = "VERIFICATION"
If result = GRConstants.GRFINGER_FREE Then vStr = "FREE"
MessageBox.Show("The Fingerprint SDK DLL version is " & majorVersion & _
"." & minorVersion & "." & vbCrLf & _
"The license type is '" & vStr & "'.", "Fingerprint SDK Version")
End Sub

Delphi

var majorVersion: byte;


minorVersion: byte;
result: integer;
vStr: String;
begin
result := GrFingerXCtrl1.GetGrFingerVersion(majorVersion, minorVersion);
If result = GRFINGER_FULL Then vStr := 'IDENTIFICATION';
If result = GRFINGER_LIGHT Then vStr := 'VERIFICATION';
If result = GRFINGER_FREE Then vStr := 'FREE';
Application.MessageBox(PChar('The Fingerprint SDK DLL version is ' + intToStr(majorVersion) + '.' + intToStr(minorVersion) + '.' + #13#10 + 'The license type is ''' + vStr + '''.'), PChar('
End;

IsBase64Encoding
Verifies if a buffer is in Base64 format.
Return True if the supplied buffer is in Base64 format. Otherwise, False is returned.

Parameters

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The buffer to be verified.

[in] bufferSize The size in bytes of the supplied buffer.

Declaration
C++ .NET
bool IsBase64Encoding (ref byte[] buffer, int bufferSize);

C#
bool IsBase64Encoding (ref Array buffer, int bufferSize);

VB6
Function IsBase64Encoding (ByRef buffer() As Byte, ByVal bufferSize As Long) As Boolean

VB .NET
Function IsBase64Encoding (ByRef buffer As Array, ByVal bufferSize As Integer) As Boolean

Delphi
function IsBase64Encoding(var buffer: PSafeArray; bufferSize: integer): boolean;

EncodeBase64
Encodes a template in Base64 format.
Prerequisites The template array must be already allocated. The recommended size is GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE bytes.
Return On success, the template quality code is returned. On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] buffer

The template to be encoded.

[in] bufferSize

The size in bytes of the supplied template.

[out] encodedBuffer

The byte array in which the encoded template will be stored.

[in,out] encodedSize

[in] The maximum size in bytes of the byte array supplied.


[out] The size in bytes of the encoded template.

See also
Return codes

Declaration
C++ .NET
int EncodeBase64 (ref byte[] buffer, int bufferSize, ref byte[] encodedBuffer, ref int encodedSize);

C#
int EncodeBase64 (ref Array buffer, int bufferSize, ref Array encodedBuffer, ref int encodedSize);

VB6
Function EncodeBase64 (ByRef buffer() As Byte, ByVal bufferSize As Long, ByRef encodedBuffer() As Byte, ByRef encodedSize As Long) As Long

VB .NET
Function EncodeBase64 (ByRef buffer As Array, ByVal bufferSize As Integer, ByRef encodedBuffer As Array, ByRef encodedSize As Integer) As Integer

Delphi
function EncodeBase64(var buffer: PSafeArray; bufferSize: integer; var encodedBuffer: PSafeArray; var encodedSize: integer): integer;

InstallLicense
Installs a license based on the product key.
Prerequisites This method must be called before the initialization of the library.
Return On success, GR_OK is returned.On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] productKey the Product Key.

See also
Return codes

Declaration
C++ .NET
int InstallLicense (string productKey)

C#
int InstallLicense (string productKey)

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Function InstallLicense (ByVal productKey As String)

VB .NET
Function InstallLicense (ByVal productKey As String)

Delphi
function InstallLicense(const productKey: WideString): integer;

SetLicenseFolder
Sets the directory in which Fingerprint SDK must search for its runtime license file.
This is an optional function. Please, read "Licensing Fingerprint SDK Based Deployed Applications" section
to know how Fingerprint SDK searchs for the license file.
Prerequisites This method must be called before the initialization of the library.
Return On success, GR_OK is returned.On failure, the appropriate error code is returned.

Parameters
[in] licenseFolder the directory where the Fingerprint SDK runtime license file is located.

See also
Return codes

Declaration
C++ .NET
int SetLicenseFolder (string licenseFolder)

C#
int SetLicenseFolder (string licenseFolder)

VB6
Function SetLicenseFolder (ByVal licenseFolder As String)

VB .NET
Function SetLicenseFolder (ByVal licenseFolder As String)

Delphi
function SetLicenseFolder(const licenseFolder: WideString): integer;

Events

All events fired by ActiveX components are synchronized. This means that an event is fired only after any other event already fired finishes. Code events carefully to avoid race and deadlock conditions in your
application.
SensorPlug
SensorUnplug
FingerDown
FingerUp
ImageAcquired

SensorPlug
This event is fired whenever a fingerprint reader is plugged into the computer.
Prerequisites

The capture module must have been previously initialized.


At least one fingerprint reader must be connected and working.

Parameters
[in] idSensor The ID of the fingerprint reader that raised the event.

Declaration
C++ .NET
void [Control Name]_SensorPlug(System::Object *

sender, _IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_SensorPlugEvent *

e)

C#
void [Control Name]_SensorPlug(object sender, [Library Name]._IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_SensorPlugEvent e)

VB6
Sub [Control Name]_SensorPlug(ByVal idSensor As String)

VB .NET
Sub [Control Name]_SensorPlug(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As [Library Name]._IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_SensorPlugEvent) Handles [Control Name].SensorPlug

Delphi
procedure [Control Name]SensorPlug(Sender: TObject; const idSensor: WideString);

Sample Code
C++ .NET

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// A fingerprint reader was plugged on system


private: System::Void axGrFingerXCtrl2_SensorPlug(System::Object * sender, _IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_SensorPlugEvent *
WriteLog(String::Concat("Sensor: " , e->idSensor , ". Event: Plugged."));
axGrFingerXCtrl2->CapStartCapture(e->idSensor);
}

e) {

C#
// A fingerprint reader was plugged on system
private void axGrFingerXCtrl1_SensorPlug(object sender, AxGrFingerXLib._IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_SensorPlugEvent e)
{
WriteLog("Sensor: " + e.idSensor + ". Event: Plugged.");
axGrFingerXCtrl1.CapStartCapture(e.idSensor);
}

VB6
' A fingerprint reader was plugged on system
Private Sub GrFingerXCtrl1_SensorPlug(ByVal idSensor As String)
writeLog ("Sensor: " & idSensor & ". Event: Plugged.")
GrFingerXCtrl1.CapStartCapture (idSensor)
End Sub

VB .NET
' A fingerprint reader was plugged on system
Private Sub AxGrFingerXCtrl1_SensorPlug(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As AxGrFingerXLib._IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_SensorPlugEvent) Handles AxGrFingerXCtrl1.SensorPlug
WriteLog("Sensor: " & e.idSensor & ". Event: Plugged.")
AxGrFingerXCtrl1.CapStartCapture(e.idSensor)
End Sub

Delphi
// A fingerprint reader was plugged on system
procedure TGrFingerXCtrl1SensorPlug(Sender: TObject;
const idSensor: WideString);
begin
writeLog ('Sensor: ' + idSensor + '. Event: Plugged.');
GrFingerXCtrl1.CapStartCapture (idSensor);
end;

SensorUnplug
This event is fired whenever a fingerprint reader is unplugged from the computer.
Prerequisites

The capture module must have been previously initialized.


At least one fingerprint reader must be connected, working and recognized as plugged by the capture module.

Parameters
[in] idSensor The ID of the fingerprint reader that raised the event.

Declaration
C++ .NET
void [Control Name]_SensorUnplug(System::Object *

sender, _IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_SensorUnplugEvent *

e)

C#
void [Control Name]_SensorUnplug(object sender, [Library Name]._IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_SensorUnplugEvent e)

VB6
Sub [Control Name]_SensorUnplug(ByVal idSensor As String)

VB .NET
Sub [Control Name]_SensorUnplug(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As [Library Name]._IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_SensorUnplugEvent) Handles [Control Name].SensorUnplug

Delphi
procedure [Control Name]SensorUnplug(Sender: TObject; const idSensor: WideString);

Sample Code
C++ .NET
// A fingerprint reader was unplugged on system
private: System::Void axGrFingerXCtrl2_SensorUnplug(System::Object * sender, _IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_SensorUnplugEvent *
WriteLog(String::Concat(S"Sensor: " , e->idSensor , ". Event: Unplugged."));
axGrFingerXCtrl2->CapStopCapture(e->idSensor);
}

e) {

C#
// A fingerprint reader was unplugged on system
private void axGrFingerXCtrl1_SensorUnplug(object sender, AxGrFingerXLib._IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_SensorUnplugEvent e)
{
WriteLog("Sensor: " + e.idSensor + ". Event: Unplugged.");
axGrFingerXCtrl1.CapStopCapture(e.idSensor);
}

VB6
' A fingerprint reader was unplugged on system
Private Sub GrFingerXCtrl1_SensorUnplug(ByVal idSensor As String)
writeLog ("Sensor: " & idSensor & ". Event: Unplugged.")
GrFingerXCtrl1.CapStopCapture (idSensor)
End Sub

VB .NET
' A fingerprint reader was unplugged on system
Private Sub AxGrFingerXCtrl1_SensorUnplug(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As AxGrFingerXLib._IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_SensorUnplugEvent) Handles AxGrFingerXCtrl1.SensorUnplug
WriteLog("Sensor: " & e.idSensor & ". Event: Unplugged.")
AxGrFingerXCtrl1.CapStopCapture(e.idSensor)
End Sub

Delphi
// A fingerprint reader was unplugged on system
procedure TGrFingerXCtrl1SensorUnplug(Sender: TObject;
const idSensor: WideString);
begin
writeLog ('Sensor: ' + idSensor + '. Event: Unplugged.');
GrFingerXCtrl1.CapStopCapture (idSensor);
end;

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FingerDown
This event is fired whenever a finger is placed over a plugged fingerprint reader.
Prerequisites

The capture module must have been previously initialized.


At least one fingerprint reader started capturing fingerprint images.

Parameters
[in] idSensor The ID of the fingerprint reader that raised the event.

Declaration
C++ .NET
void [Control Name]_FingerDown(System::Object *

sender, _IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_FingerDownEvent *

e)

C#
void [Control Name]_FingerDown(object sender, [Library Name]._IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_FingerDownEvent e)

VB6
Sub [Control Name]_FingerDown(ByVal idSensor As String)

VB .NET
Sub [Control Name]_FingerDown(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As [Library Name]._IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_FingerDownEvent) Handles [Control Name].FingerDown

Delphi
procedure [Control Name]FingerDown(Sender: TObject; const idSensor: WideString);

Sample Code
C++ .NET
// A finger was placed over the reader
private: System::Void axGrFingerXCtrl2_FingerDown(System::Object * sender, _IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_FingerDownEvent *
WriteLog(String::Concat(S"Sensor: " , e->idSensor , ". Event: Finger Placed."));
}

e) {

C#
// A finger was placed over the reader
private void axGrFingerXCtrl1_FingerDown(object sender, AxGrFingerXLib._IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_FingerDownEvent e)
{
WriteLog("Sensor: " + e.idSensor + ". Event: Finger Placed.");
}

VB6
' A finger was placed over the reader
Private Sub GrFingerXCtrl1_FingerDown(ByVal idSensor As String)
writeLog ("Sensor: " & idSensor & ". Event: Finger Placed.")
End Sub

VB .NET
' A finger was placed over the reader
Private Sub AxGrFingerXCtrl1_FingerDown(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As AxGrFingerXLib._IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_FingerDownEvent) Handles AxGrFingerXCtrl1.FingerDown
WriteLog("Sensor: " & e.idSensor & ". Event: Finger Placed.")
End Sub

Delphi
// A finger was placed over the reader
procedure TGrFingerXCtrl1FingerDown(Sender: TObject;
const idSensor: WideString);
begin
writeLog ('Sensor: ' + idSensor + '. Event: Finger Placed.');
end;

FingerUp
This event is fired whenever a finger is removed from a plugged fingerprint reader.
Prerequisites

The capture module must have been previously initialized.


At least one fingerprint reader started capturing fingerprint images.

Parameters
[in] idSensor The ID of the fingerprint reader that raised the event.

Declaration
C++ .NET
void [Control Name]_FingerUp(System::Object *

sender, _IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_FingerUpEvent *

e)

C#
void [Control Name]_FingerUp(object sender, [Library Name]._IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_FingerUpEvent e)

VB6
Sub [Control Name]_FingerUp(ByVal idSensor As String)

VB .NET
Sub [Control Name]_FingerUp(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As [Library Name]._IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_FingerUpEvent) Handles [Control Name].FingerUp

Delphi
procedure [Control Name]FingerUp(Sender: TObject; const idSensor: WideString);

Sample Code
C++ .NET
// A finger was removed over the reader

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WriteLog(String::Concat(S"Sensor: " , e->idSensor , ". Event: Finger removed."));
}

e) {

C#
// A finger was removed over the reader
private void axGrFingerXCtrl1_FingerUp(object sender, AxGrFingerXLib._IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_FingerUpEvent e)
{
WriteLog("Sensor: " + e.idSensor + ". Event: Finger removed.");
}

VB6
' A finger was removed over the reader
Private Sub GrFingerXCtrl1_FingerUp(ByVal idSensor As String)
writeLog ("Sensor: " & idSensor & ". Event: Finger removed.")
End Sub

VB .NET
' A finger was removed over the reader
Private Sub AxGrFingerXCtrl1_FingerUp(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As AxGrFingerXLib._IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_FingerUpEvent) Handles AxGrFingerXCtrl1.FingerUp
WriteLog("Sensor: " & e.idSensor & ". Event: Finger removed.")
End Sub

Delphi
// A finger was removed over the reader
procedure TGrFingerXCtrl1FingerUp(Sender: TObject;
const idSensor: WideString);
begin
writeLog ('Sensor: ' + idSensor + '. Event: Finger removed.');
end;

ImageAcquired
This event is fired whenever a fingerprint image is acquired from a plugged fingerprint reader.
Prerequisites

The capture module must have been previously initialized.


At least one fingerprint reader started capturing fingerprint images.

Parameters
[in] idSensor

The ID of the fingerprint reader that raised the event.

[in] width

Fingerprint image width in pixels.

[in] height

Fingerprint image height in pixels.

[in] rawImage The raw grayscale fingerprint image.

[in] res

Fingerprint image resolution in DPI.

See also
Fingerprint Image Format

Declaration
C++ .NET
void [Control Name]_ImageAcquired(System::Object *

sender, _IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_ImageAcquiredEvent *

e)

C#
void [Control Name]_ImageAcquired(object sender, [Library Name]._IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_ImageAcquireEvent e)

VB6
Sub [Control Name]_ImageAcquired(ByVal idSensor As String, ByVal width As Long, ByVal height As Long, rawImage As Variant, ByVal res As Long)

VB .NET
Sub [Control Name]_ImageAcquired(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As [Library Name]._IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_ImageAcquiredEvent) Handles [Control Name].ImageAcquired

Delphi
procedure [Control Name]ImageAcquired(Sender: TObject;

const dSensor: WideString; width, height: Integer;

var rawImage: OleVariant; res: Integer);

Sample Code
C++ .NET
private: System::Void axGrFingerXCtrl2_ImageAcquired(System::Object *
// Copying acquired image
_raw->img = e->rawImage;
_raw->height = e->height;
_raw->width = e->width;
_raw->Res = e->res;

sender, _IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_ImageAcquiredEvent *

e) {

// Signaling that an Image Event occurred.


WriteLog(String::Concat(S"Sensor: ", Convert::ToString(e->idSensor), S". Event: Image captured."));
// display the fingerprint image
PrintBiometricDisplay(false, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
}

C#
private void axGrFingerXCtrl1_ImageAcquired(object sender, AxGrFingerXLib._IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_ImageAcquiredEvent e)
{
// Copying acquired image
_raw.img = e.rawImage;
_raw.height = (int) e.height;
_raw.width = (int) e.width;
_raw.Res = e.res;
// Signaling that an Image Event occurred.
WriteLog("Sensor: " + e.idSensor + ". Event: Image captured.");
// display the fingerprint image
PrintBiometricDisplay(false, GRConstants.GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);

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Private Sub GrFingerXCtrl1_ImageAcquired(ByVal idSensor As String, ByVal width As Long, ByVal height As Long, rawImage As Variant, ByVal res As Long)
' Copying acquired image
With raw
.img = rawImage
.height = height
.width = width
.res = res
End With
' Signaling that an Image Event occurred.
writeLog ("Sensor: " & idSensor & ". Event: Image captured.")
' display the fingerprint image
Call PrintBiometricDisplay(False, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT)
End Sub

VB .NET
Private Sub AxGrFingerXCtrl1_ImageAcquired(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As AxGrFingerXLib._IGrFingerXCtrlEvents_ImageAcquiredEvent) Handles AxGrFingerXCtrl1.ImageAcquired
' Copying acquired image
raw.height = e.height
raw.width = e.width
raw.res = e.res
raw.img = e.rawImage
' Signaling that an Image Event occurred.
WriteLog("Sensor: " & e.idSensor & ". Event: Image captured.")
' display the fingerprint image
PrintBiometricDisplay(False, GRConstants.GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT)
End Sub

Delphi
procedure TGrFingerXCtrl1ImageAcquired(Sender: TObject;
const idSensor: WideString; width, height: Integer;
var rawImage: OleVariant; res: Integer);
begin
// Copying acquired image
raw.height := height;
raw.width := width;
raw.res := res;
raw.img := rawImage;
// Signaling that an Image Event occurred.
writeLog ('Sensor: ' + idSensor + '. Event: Image captured.');
// display the fingerprint image
PrintBiometricDisplay(false, GR_DEFAULT_CONTEXT);
end;

Fingerprint SDK Java for Windows Reference Guide

Please refer to the Fingerprint SDK Javadoc.

FingerprintSdk.Net

Please refer to the Fingerprint SDK.NET Reference Guide.

Frequently Asked Questions


Identification and verification
Using Fingerprint SDK with language XYZ
Database used by Fingerprint SDK

Identification and verification


Q: What's the difference between "verification" and "identification" processes?
A: Identification (or 1:N - one-to-many - processing) is the process of discovering who someone is by his/her fingerprints. The identification process compares the given fingerprint (query or candidate) with all the
recorded fingerprints (references) in the system.
B: Verification (or 1:1 - one-to-one - processing) is the process of making sure someone really is who he/she claims to be. The verification process compares the given fingerprint (query or candidate) with an already
recorded fingerprint (reference) of the claimed person.

Using Fingerprint SDK with language XYZ


Q: There is no sample in the SDK coded in the programming language I'm using. Isn't Fingerprint SDK compatible with such programming language?
Q: Isn't Fingerprint SDK compatible with programming language XYZ?
A: The fact of having no sample in the SDK coded in a programming language doesn't mean Fingerprint SDK isn't compatible with such programming language. Check if the programming language can import the
Fingerprint SDK ActiveX Component. If not, try creating an import file.

Database used by Fingerprint SDK


Q: Which database does Fingerprint SDK use?
A: Fingerprint SDK doesn't use or interact with any database. Storing any data passed to or from Fingerprint SDK library must be done by the application.

Troubleshooting
Extraction returns GR_NOT_ENOUGH_SPACE
Reader doesn't work
Identification problems

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Extraction returns GR_NOT_ENOUGH_SPACE

Problem: The extraction funcion always returns GR_NOT_ENOUGH_SPACE. What does that mean?
Solution: You must pass an already allocated byte array to the extraction function. If the array size is smaller than the resulting template size, the GR_NOT_ENOUGH_SPACE error code is returned. To avoid such
situation, create such array with the size of GR_MAX_SIZE_TEMPLATE bytes.

Reader doesn't work

Problem: My fingerprint reader doesn't work.


Solution: Make sure that your fingerprint reader is plugged into the computer, that it is compatible with your operating system and that its driver is installed. For further information, check the Fingerprint Readers
Installation section.

Identification problems

Problem: Identification process fails most of (or all) the time.


Solution: Most identification errors are caused by bad fingerprint enrollments. Some tips for a good fingerprint enrollment:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

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Use the index finger whenever possible;


Check if the finger has any scars or is wounded in some way. Choose another finger if necessary (preferably the middle one, otherwise the ring finger);
Ask the person to place the center of his/her finger in the center of the fingerprint reader and apply some pressure;
Depending on the fingerprint reader, the person may have to keep the finger upon the reader from 1 to 3 seconds;
Make sure that the enrollment was good by asking the person to put his/her finger again in the fingerprint reader, and then try to identify him/her.

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