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StartCapture Method

Summary

Starts capturing data.

Syntax

C#
VB
C++
public virtual void StartCapture( 
   CaptureMode mode 
) 
Public Overridable Sub StartCapture( _ 
   ByVal mode As Leadtools.Mediafoundation.CaptureMode _ 
)  
public: 
virtual void StartCapture(  
   Leadtools.Mediafoundation.CaptureMode mode 
)  

Parameters

mode
Specifies the capture Mode. Must be one of the CaptureMode enumeration values.

Remarks

Starts capturing data. Places the object in the CaptureState.Running state. If the method fails an error is raised. For more information, refer to the Error Codes.

Example

C#
VB
using Leadtools; 
using Leadtools.MediaFoundation; 
using LeadtoolsMediaFoundationExamples.Fixtures; 
 
public bool _result = false; 
public CaptureCtrlForm _form = new CaptureCtrlForm(); 
 
public void CompleteExample() 
{ 
   // reference the capture control 
   CaptureCtrl capturectrl = _form.CaptureCtrl; 
   string outFile = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.MediaDir, "CaptureCtrl_CompleteExample.avi"); 
 
   try 
   { 
      // try to find a USB video device, use your video device name here 
      if (capturectrl.VideoDevices["USB"] == null) 
         throw new Exception("No USB video device available"); 
 
      capturectrl.VideoDevices["USB"].Selected = true; 
 
      // set the target output file 
      capturectrl.TargetFile = outFile; 
 
      // MPEG-4 is a good general format 
      capturectrl.TargetFormat = TargetFormatType.MP4; 
 
      // check if we have can capture video 
      if (capturectrl.IsModeAvailable(CaptureMode.Video)) 
      { 
         capturectrl.FrameDelay = .033;  // 30 frames per second 
         capturectrl.TimeLimit = 10;     // just 10 seconds of capture time 
         capturectrl.UseTimeLimit = true; 
 
         // subscribe to the complete event 
         capturectrl.Complete += new EventHandler(CaptureCtrl_Complete); 
 
         // start the capture process 
         capturectrl.StartCapture(CaptureMode.Video); 
 
         // we'll loop on the state and pump messages for this example. 
         // but you should not need to if running from a Windows Forms application. 
         while (capturectrl.State == CaptureState.Running) 
            Application.DoEvents(); 
      } 
   } 
   catch (Exception) 
   { 
      _result = false; 
   } 
} 
 
public void CaptureCtrl_Complete(object sender, EventArgs e) 
{ 
   // set result (capture has completed) 
   _result = true; 
} 
 
static class LEAD_VARS 
{ 
   public const string MediaDir = @"C:\Program Files (x86)\LEAD Technologies\LEADTOOLS 19\Media"; 
} 
Imports Leadtools 
Imports Leadtools.MediaFoundation 
Imports LeadtoolsMediaFoundationExamples.Fixtures 
 
Public _result As Boolean = False 
Public _form As New CaptureCtrlForm() 
 
Public Sub CompleteExample() 
   ' reference the capture control 
   Dim capturectrl As CaptureCtrl = _form.CaptureCtrl 
   Dim outFile As String = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.MediaDir, "CaptureCtrl_CompleteExample.avi") 
 
   Try 
      ' try to find a USB video device, use your video device name here 
      If capturectrl.VideoDevices("USB") Is Nothing Then 
         Throw New Exception("No USB video device available") 
      End If 
 
      capturectrl.VideoDevices("USB").Selected = True 
 
      ' set the target output file 
      capturectrl.TargetFile = outFile 
 
      ' MPEG-4 is a good general format 
      capturectrl.TargetFormat = TargetFormatType.MP4 
 
      ' check if we have can capture video 
      If capturectrl.IsModeAvailable(CaptureMode.Video) Then 
         capturectrl.FrameDelay = 0.033 
         ' 30 frames per second 
         capturectrl.TimeLimit = 10 
         ' just 10 seconds of capture time 
         capturectrl.UseTimeLimit = True 
 
         ' subscribe to the complete event 
         AddHandler capturectrl.Complete, AddressOf CaptureCtrl_Complete 
 
         ' start the capture process 
         capturectrl.StartCapture(CaptureMode.Video) 
 
         ' we'll loop on the state and pump messages for this example. 
         ' but you should not need to if running from a Windows Forms application. 
         While capturectrl.State = CaptureState.Running 
            Application.DoEvents() 
         End While 
      End If 
   Catch generatedExceptionName As Exception 
      _result = False 
   End Try 
End Sub 
 
Public Sub CaptureCtrl_Complete(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) 
   ' set result (capture has completed) 
   _result = True 
End Sub 
 
Public NotInheritable Class LEAD_VARS 
   Public Const MediaDir As String = "C:\Program Files (x86)\LEAD Technologies\LEADTOOLS 19\Media" 
End Class 

Requirements

Target Platforms

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