IC AIK Extension



This chapter shows how to distribute the The Imaging Source Cognex Vision Pro Plugin with a Vision Pro application.


The The Imaging Source AIK plugin comes with a setup program, which installs all necessary files and registers the plugin correctly in the registry.

The setup program can be added to an application's setup. Optionally it can be called with following parameters:

Instructs setup to be very silent. If a setup is very silent the installation window will not be displayed. Everything else is normal, meaning that error messages, for example, during installation will be displayed.
Overrides the default directory name displayed on the Select Destination Location wizard page. A fully qualified pathname must be specified. The default is C:\Program Files\Common Files\The Imaging Source Europe GmbH\TIS_AIK"

Manual Setup

If the The Imaging Source AIK plugin is installed from the setup file you created on your own, the following files are needed:

  • tis_aik.dll
  • TIS_DShowLib08.dll
  • TIS_UDSHL08_vc9.dll
  • dvdevice_Release_Win32.vda
  • tisdcam_Release_Win32.vda
  • uvc_driver_Release_Win32.vda
  • vcc_vp_Release_Win32.vda

The files can be found in the installation directory of the The Imaging Source AIK plugin. It is per default C:\Program Files\Common Files\The Imaging Source Europe GmbH\TIS_AIK"

Additionally the Microsoft Visual Studio VC++ 9 runtime setup is needed.

Following keys are to be added to the registry:


"LibName"="C:\\Your installation directory\\tis_aik.dll"

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