GetStillImage Method

Summary

Gets a System.Drawing.Image object during a CaptureMode.Still capture.

Syntax
C#
VB
C++
public virtual Image GetStillImage( 
   int timeOut 
) 
Public Overridable Function GetStillImage( _ 
   ByVal timeOut As Integer _ 
) As Image 
public: 
virtual Image^ GetStillImage(  
   int timeOut 
)  

Parameters

timeOut
Value containing the maximum time to wait for the image, in milliseconds.

Return Value

Captured video image as a System.Drawing.Image

Remarks

Gets a System.Drawing.Image object during a CaptureMode.Still capture. If TimeOut is -1, the method's time-out interval never elapses. If the method fails, an error is raised. For more information, refer to the Error Codes.

Note: The frame data is retrieved from the underlying graph after the processing filters. If the capture needs to occur before the processing is completed use the LeadVideoCallBackFilter and place it first in the collection of processing filters.

Example
C#
VB
using Leadtools; 
using Leadtools.Multimedia; 
using LeadtoolsMultimediaExamples.Fixtures; 
 
public bool _result = false; 
public CaptureCtrlForm _form = new CaptureCtrlForm(); 
 
public void GetStillImageExample() 
{ 
   // reference the capture control 
   CaptureCtrl capturectrl = _form.CaptureCtrl; 
 
   // output file 
   string outFile = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.MediaDir, "CaptureCtrl_GetStillImageExample.jpg"); 
 
   try 
   { 
      // set the video capture device, use your capture device name here 
      if (capturectrl.VideoDevices["USB"] == null) 
         throw new Exception("No USB video device available"); 
 
      capturectrl.VideoDevices["USB"].Selected = true; 
 
      // set the capture mode to still and start 
      capturectrl.StartCapture(CaptureMode.Still); 
 
      // get a still image 
      Image image = capturectrl.GetStillImage(-1); 
      if (image != null) 
         image.Save(outFile, ImageFormat.Jpeg); 
 
      // stop the capture 
      capturectrl.StopCapture(); 
 
      // check for the capture file and set the result 
      if (File.Exists(Path.Combine(Directory.GetCurrentDirectory(), outFile))) 
         _result = true; 
   } 
   catch (Exception) 
   { 
      _result = false; 
   } 
} 
 
static class LEAD_VARS 
{ 
   public const string MediaDir = @"C:\Program Files (x86)\LEAD Technologies\LEADTOOLS 20\Media"; 
} 
Imports Leadtools 
Imports Leadtools.Multimedia 
Imports LeadtoolsMultimediaExamples.Fixtures 
 
Public _result As Boolean = False 
Public _form As CaptureCtrlForm = New CaptureCtrlForm() 
 
Public Sub GetStillImageExample() 
   ' reference the capture control 
   Dim capturectrl As CaptureCtrl = _form.CaptureCtrl 
 
   ' output file 
   Dim outFile As String = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.MediaDir, "CaptureCtrl_GetStillImageExample.jpg") 
 
   Try 
      ' set the video capture device, use your capture 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 capture mode to still and start 
      capturectrl.StartCapture(CaptureMode.Still) 
 
      ' get a still image 
      Dim image As Image = capturectrl.GetStillImage(-1) 
      If Not image Is Nothing Then 
         image.Save(outFile, ImageFormat.Jpeg) 
      End If 
 
      ' stop the capture 
      capturectrl.StopCapture() 
 
      ' check for the capture file and set the result 
      If File.Exists(Path.Combine(Directory.GetCurrentDirectory(), outFile)) Then 
         _result = True 
      End If 
   Catch e1 As Exception 
      _result = False 
   End Try 
End Sub 
 
Public NotInheritable Class LEAD_VARS 
   Public Const MediaDir As String = "C:\Program Files (x86)\LEAD Technologies\LEADTOOLS 20\Media" 
End Class 
Requirements

Target Platforms

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