State Property

Summary

Gets the current state of the capture control.

Syntax
C#
VB
C++
public virtual CaptureState State { get; } 
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property State As CaptureState 
public: 
virtual property CaptureState State { 
   CaptureState get(); 
} 

Property Value

A CaptureState enumeration value indicating the current control state.

Remarks

The value is one of the CaptureState enumeration values.

Example
C#
VB
using Leadtools; 
using Leadtools.Multimedia; 
using LeadtoolsMultimediaExamples.Fixtures; 
 
public bool _result = false; 
public CaptureCtrlForm _form = new CaptureCtrlForm(); 
 
public void RunCaptureExample() 
{ 
   // reference the capture control 
   CaptureCtrl capturectrl = _form.CaptureCtrl; 
   string outFile = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.MediaDir, "CaptureCtrl_RunCaptureExample.avi"); 
 
   try 
   { 
      // try to find a USB camera 
      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; 
 
      // select a video compressor 
      capturectrl.VideoCompressors.Mpeg4.Selected = true; 
 
      // check whether we 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 compete event 
         capturectrl.Complete += RunCapture_Helper; 
 
         // prepare the capture process 
         capturectrl.ReadyCapture(CaptureMode.Video | CaptureMode.InhibitRun); 
 
         // actually run the capture now! 
         capturectrl.RunCapture(); 
 
         // 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 RunCapture_Helper(object sender, EventArgs e) 
{ 
   // set result 
   _result = true; 
} 
 
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 RunCaptureExample() 
   ' reference the capture control 
   Dim capturectrl As CaptureCtrl = _form.CaptureCtrl 
   Dim outFile As String = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.MediaDir, "CaptureCtrl_RunCaptureExample.avi") 
 
   Try 
      ' try to find a USB camera 
      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 
 
      ' select a video compressor 
      capturectrl.VideoCompressors.Mpeg4.Selected = True 
 
      ' 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 compete event 
         AddHandler capturectrl.Complete, AddressOf RunCapture_Helper 
 
         ' prepare the capture process 
         capturectrl.ReadyCapture(CaptureMode.Video Or CaptureMode.InhibitRun) 
 
         ' actually run the capture now! 
         capturectrl.RunCapture() 
 
         ' 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. 
         Do While capturectrl.State = CaptureState.Running 
            Application.DoEvents() 
         Loop 
      End If 
   Catch e1 As Exception 
      _result = False 
   End Try 
End Sub 
 
Public Sub RunCapture_Helper(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) 
   ' set result 
   _result = True 
End Sub 
 
Public NotInheritable Class LEAD_VARS 
   Public Const MediaDir As String = "C:\Program Files (x86)\LEAD Technologies\LEADTOOLS 20\Media" 
End Class 
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