Products : Custom Tools

Easily add custom functionality to HLImage++ using Custom Tools

Custom Tools can use the entire HLImage++ API, all Tool APIs, 3rd party APIs, all Point & Click variables, and the entire Visual Studio. Custom Tools go right in the same ToolBox as the standard tools. They are created the exact same way all the standard tools are, so your tools can do anything the standard tools can do, plus so much more.
HLImage++ supplies you with a large set of tools. If you require additional functionality, you can create your own custom set of tools (plug-in modules). All of your custom tools will work with any other tools loaded in the HLImage++ environment. If desired, they will also be Point & Click Script enabled, so they can be used for machine vision or any other demanding type of imaging application.
Adding in a custom tool is straight forward and a simple procedure because we provide you with all the code and documentation necessary to get your base tool up and running quickly (usually in under 1 hour).
Visual Studio is used to create custom tools. If you need any help, we offer training courses and technical support as well as free example custom tools. Our plug-ins are very different from other applications on the market. HLImage++ does not just simply call a user defined DLL like other applications. Instead it actually loads the plug-in and its GUI (graphical user interface). More important, it provides an environment which the plug-in can actually communicate with the main app, the other tools, and the outside world. Thus, you can get started quickly and easily writing a custom tool that does what you want, and not be bothered by a lot of wasted programming. And because we support Visual Studio, you don't need to be worried about hitting a brick wall when it comes to doing something a bit out of the ordinary like you will with a macro language!
Although adding in a custom tool is quite simple, if you wish, we can do it for you, as we have been doing for over 20 years. Our cost is only a fraction of what you would expect to pay, and it costs nothing to discuss and quote a project. Even with the extra cost of a custom tool, the total cost of HLImage++ and the tool may be far less than a single copy of other software on the market today.
All the tools shipping with HLImage++ were created the exact same way a custom tool is created. This is because HLImage++ was designed from the ground up to continually support new imaging functionality via custom tools.
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When the Mayo Clinic needed a better way to analyze images for cancer research, they contacted us for a solution. We first used the individual standard tools to figure out how to do what was needed. Later, we combined all the functionality of the individual tools into a standalone easy to use custom tool. This single tool now performs all the needed analysis, in a single easy to use custom tool called the Array Quick Spots Tool.