Developer resources

You can create custom video solutions with Fast Video Cataloger or automate tasks through scripting.

You run c# scripts from the script window. Scripts can be bound to actions from the preferences. Actions can be bound to shortcuts.

Where can I get the SDK documentation

Download the program from our download page. When you install the program the latest SDK documentation is included as scripting.chm. You can open the scripting documentation by clicking the file or by clicking the help button from the scripting window in the program.

Where can I get samples

A number of samples are included when you install the software in [install folder]\scripts\samples\.
You can also look at the samples on our Github repository

To get started we highly recommend that you start with one of the sample script and change it.

Development environment

You can write scripts straight into the console script window in Fast video cataloger. This is good if you want to make small changes to scripts. If you are serious about developing scripts we recommend you use a professional text code editor. You can download the community version of Visual studio for free. In the script folder, there is a visual studio solution for the sample scripts. Edit one of the sample scripts or add your own scripts to the solution. The visual studio solution will let you edit the scripts with IntelliSense support with the API to make it easier to use. You can compile the solution. Compiling is not needed and there is no outputted program. But compiling will help you catch errors and allow you to iterate quickly on your scripts. To run your script just load them into the script console in Fast Video cataloger, to reload the same script again, hold the Shift key when you click Load.

 

 

 

Tutorials

We are regularly adding more tutorials in our blog

This page about the scripting feature gives more info and links to scripting materials.