TargetFile Property

Summary

Gets or sets the filename for the media target file.

Syntax
C#
VB
C++
[EditorAttribute(System.Type, System.Type)] 
public virtual string TargetFile { get; set; } 
Public Overridable Property TargetFile As String 
public: 
virtual property String^ TargetFile { 
   String^ get(); 
   void set (    String^ ); 
} 

Property Value

A string value representing the filename.

Remarks

This property allows the user to set the output of the capture process to the specified filename. If the target format in the TargetFormat property is TargetFormatType.DVD, then the TargetFile property contains the directory in which the DVD image is located. Otherwise, the TargetFile property contains the name of a media file. If the TargetFile property refers to a directory, it should contain the full path to the directory. A relative path can be used, but is not recommended because relative paths are somewhat unpredictable. If the target format type is TargetFormatType.DVD and the TargetFile property contains the name of an existing file, that file will be deleted, and a directory or folder will be created with the same name. The filename can be used to indicate a regular file or a stream. For more details about filename syntax, refer to: Target File Syntax. The ResetTarget method should be called to stop the capture control from accessing the file or stream. The TargetType will be set to TargetObjectType.File. Assignment can raise an error exception. For more information, refer to the Error Codes.

Example
C#
VB
using Leadtools; 
using Leadtools.Multimedia; 
using LeadtoolsMultimediaExamples.Fixtures; 
 
public bool _result = false; 
public CaptureCtrlForm _form = new CaptureCtrlForm(); 
 
// capture control 
CaptureCtrl capturectrl; 
 
// output file 
string outFile = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.MediaDir, "CaptureCtrl_TargetFileExample.avi"); 
 
public void TargetFileExample() 
{ 
   // reference the capture control 
   capturectrl = _form.CaptureCtrl; 
 
   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; 
 
      // try to find a USB audio device 
      if (capturectrl.AudioDevices["USB"] == null) 
      { 
         throw new Exception("No USB audio device available"); 
      } 
 
      capturectrl.AudioDevices["USB"].Selected = true; 
 
      // set MPEG2 as the video compressor 
      capturectrl.VideoCompressors.Mpeg2.Selected = true; 
 
      // set AC3 as the audio compressor 
      capturectrl.AudioCompressors.AC3.Selected = true; 
 
      // set the target output file 
      capturectrl.TargetFile = outFile; 
 
      // set the target output format 
      capturectrl.TargetFormat = TargetFormatType.AVI; 
 
      // check whether we can capture video 
      if (capturectrl.IsModeAvailable(CaptureMode.VideoAndAudio)) 
      { 
         capturectrl.FrameRate = 5; 
         // 5 frames per second 
         capturectrl.UseFrameRate = true; 
         capturectrl.TimeLimit = 10; 
         // just 10 seconds of capture time 
         capturectrl.UseTimeLimit = true; 
 
         // subscribe to the compete event 
         capturectrl.Complete += new EventHandler(CaptureCtrl_Complete); 
 
         // start the capture process 
         capturectrl.StartCapture(CaptureMode.VideoAndAudio); 
 
         // 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 (COMException) 
   { 
      _result = false; 
   } 
   catch (Exception) 
   { 
      _result = false; 
   } 
} 
 
public void CaptureCtrl_Complete(object sender, EventArgs e) 
{ 
   // check for the capture file and set the result 
   if (File.Exists(outFile)) 
      _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() 
 
' output file 
Dim outFile As String = Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.MediaDir, "CaptureCtrl_TargetFileExample.avi") 
 
Public Sub TargetFileExample() 
   ' reference the capture control 
   Dim capturectrl As CaptureCtrl = _form.CaptureCtrl 
 
   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 
 
      ' try to find a USB audio device 
      If capturectrl.AudioDevices("USB") Is Nothing Then 
         Throw New Exception("No USB audio device available") 
      End If 
 
      capturectrl.AudioDevices("USB").Selected = True 
 
      ' set MPEG2 as the video compressor 
      capturectrl.VideoCompressors.Mpeg2.Selected = True 
 
      ' set AC3 as the audio compressor 
      capturectrl.AudioCompressors.AC3.Selected = True 
 
      ' set the target output file 
      capturectrl.TargetFile = outFile 
 
      ' set the target output format 
      capturectrl.TargetFormat = TargetFormatType.AVI 
 
      ' check if we have can capture video 
      If capturectrl.IsModeAvailable(CaptureMode.VideoAndAudio) Then 
         capturectrl.FrameRate = 5 ' 5 frames per second 
         capturectrl.UseFrameRate = True 
         capturectrl.TimeLimit = 10 ' just 10 seconds of capture time 
         capturectrl.UseTimeLimit = True 
 
         ' subscribe to the compete event 
         AddHandler capturectrl.Complete, AddressOf CaptureCtrl_Complete 
 
         ' start the capture process 
         capturectrl.StartCapture(CaptureMode.VideoAndAudio) 
 
         ' 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 
 
Private Sub CaptureCtrl_Complete(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) 
   ' check for the capture file and set the result 
   If File.Exists(outFile) Then 
      _result = True 
   End If 
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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