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Windows API to switch cameras RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have two camera's connected, Front camera and Rear camera, I want switch them by automation.

    Please let me know is there any API to switch Front camera and rear camera?

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 7:35 AM

Answers

  • Something like this may have to come from the manufacturer. You can also ask for help over here.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/hardware

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:39 PM

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  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:00 AM
  • You'll have to provide more information about what you mean by switching the cameras, what type of application you are writing, what language, you're using, etc.

    IoTGirl will then help you find the correct forum for your question.

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 1:03 AM
  • I am not writing any app, 

    When I connect two camera's, Microsoft in built camera app shows Front camera and Rear camera.

    I need to automate switching of cameras to take picture on both cameras, ie nothing but switching b/ front camera and rear camera. 

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 4:43 AM
  • So, if you're not writing an app, then why do you need an API?

    API:

    application program interface
    An application program interface (API) is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. Basically, an API specifies how software components should interact.


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    Thursday, April 26, 2018 8:05 AM
  • As Rob moved this away from Windows and Windows Phone forum, I have no idea where to place this question so am moving it to "Where is the forum for?".  This is definitely not a Windows CE Smart Device question. 
    Thursday, April 26, 2018 8:12 AM
  • Something like this may have to come from the manufacturer. You can also ask for help over here.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/hardware

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:39 PM
  • Sorry for giving less information.

    I need to automate switching of Front camera and rear camera, I thought I can use API calls to do this on MS inbuilt camera app.

    I got two codes mentioned below are they going work? 

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/35462501/how-to-switch-to-rear-camera-in-windows-10-universal-app

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21277721/how-to-switch-between-front-and-primary-camera-on-button-click-event

    Friday, April 27, 2018 6:44 AM
  • This is "where is" forum for direction on where best to ask questions. 

    I got two codes mentioned below are they going work? 

    You may have to try it or possibly ask the author of code.

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Friday, April 27, 2018 12:25 PM