[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]
Allows an application to launch the Camera application. Use this to allow users to take a photo from your application.
Assembly: Microsoft.Phone (in Microsoft.Phone.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: Not mapped to an xmlns.
Thetype exposes the following members.
|Equals(Object)||Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Finalize||Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)|
|FireCompleted||Raises the Completed event. (Inherited from ChooserBase<TTaskEventArgs>.)|
|GetHashCode||Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|MemberwiseClone||Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Show||Shows the Camera application. (Overrides ChooserBase<TTaskEventArgs>.Show().)|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
Photos captured with the API are always copied to the phone’s camera roll. If the customer has set up his or her phone for automatic uploads, these pictures will be copied to OneDrive and potentially shared with a broader audience than intended by your app. For this reason, if your app captures pictures that you explicitly do not want to be shared or uploaded, such as temporary images or images that contain private information, do not use the API. Instead, you should use the PhotoCamera API to implement your own camera UI. For more information on creating camera apps, see How to create a base camera app for Windows Phone 8.
Launch the Camera application by calling the Show method of the object. Obtain the result of the chooser operation by handling the Completed event.
On Windows Phone, your application may be deactivated while the Camera application is in the foreground. To ensure that your application receives the result of the , the object must be declared with class scope within the PhoneApplicationPage class and you must call the chooser constructor and assign the Completed event delegate within the page’s constructor. For more information about how to handle the activation and deactivation of your application, seeApp activation and deactivation for Windows Phone 8.
Memory allocated for the Camera Capture Task does not count toward total application memory use. This helps minimize the amount of memory your application uses to capture photos, which is particularly important when your application runs on a lower-memory device. For more information, see Developing apps for lower-memory phones for Windows Phone 8.