This project (HaarCascadeClassifer.dll) is an implementation of Viola-Jones object detection algorithm in pure vb.net. It can be used with all managed languages supported by .Net.
It uses xml files generated by opencv, but doesn't require opencv or any other third party library.
Limitations And Unsupported Features
Only 32bppPArgb, 32bppArgb, 24bppRgb and 8bppIndexed pixel formats are supported for now.
Canny pruning will be imlemented in future releases.
Tilted feature rectangles are not supported yet.