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Create an application to scan VSTs for info

Topics: Getting Started, Host Development
Oct 21, 2011 at 4:31 PM

I need an application to Scan vst and populate/update my database.

I already create an application that manages and searches from the xml database (actually made by JUCE/PluginHost)

I'm evaluating what do and I wanna ask you:

- It does possible scan one vst.dll and for getting information? There is an already write function ?

- if not, the application (that I'll develop) how much will be harder? less of 200 lines of code or more then 500 ?

- There are already know problems?

thanks, Vespa

Oct 21, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Hi Vespa,

If you take a look at the Host Code Sample you will probably find the code you need to read the properties of a VST plugin.

You can open a VST plugin using the (Jacobi.Vst.Interop.Host)VstPluginContext class' static Create method. On the VstPluginContext instance that is returned you can access the PluginInfo and PluginCommandStub properties to access the actual plugin.

Hope it helps,