How To Create A Camera Application In Android Using Android Studio

Introduction

Android is one of the most popular operating systems for mobiles. In this article, I will show you how to start the camera application in Android using Android Studio.

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Steps to be followed

Follow these steps to create an application that starts the camera in Android. I have included the source code below.

Step 1

Open Android Studio and start a new Android Studio Project.

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Step 2

You can choose your application name and choose where your project is stored on the location. If you wish to use C++ for coding the project, mark the "Include C++ support", and click "Next" button.

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Now, select the version of Android and select the target Android devices.

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Step 3

Now, add the activity and click "Next" button.

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Add activity name and click "Finish".

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Step 4

Go to activity_main.xml, This XML file contains the designing code for your Android app.

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The XML code is given below.

  1. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>  
  2. <android.support.constraint.ConstraintLayout  
  3.     xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"  
  4.     xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"  
  5.     xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"  
  6.     android:layout_width="match_parent"  
  7.     android:layout_height="match_parent"  
  8.     tools:context="abu.camera.MainActivity">  
  9.   
  10.     <RelativeLayout  
  11.         android:layout_width="match_parent"  
  12.         android:layout_height="wrap_content"  
  13.         android:orientation="vertical">  
  14.     <Button  
  15.             android:id="@+id/button1"  
  16.             android:layout_width="wrap_content"  
  17.             android:layout_height="wrap_content"  
  18.             android:layout_alignParentLeft="true"  
  19.             android:layout_alignParentTop="true"  
  20.             android:layout_marginLeft="81dp"  
  21.             android:layout_marginTop="54dp"  
  22.             android:text="Button" />  
  23.     </RelativeLayout>  
  24. </android.support.constraint.ConstraintLayout>  

Step 5

Go to  Main Activity.java. This Java program is the backend language for Android app.

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The Java code is given below.

  1. package abu.camera;  
  2.   
  3. import android.app.Activity;  
  4. import android.content.Intent;  
  5. import android.os.Bundle;  
  6. import android.provider.MediaStore;  
  7. import android.view.Menu;  
  8. import android.view.View;  
  9. import android.view.View.OnClickListener;  
  10. import android.widget.Button;  
  11.   
  12. public class MainActivity extends Activity {  
  13.     Button btn;  
  14.     @Override  
  15.     protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {  
  16.         super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);  
  17.         setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);  
  18.         btn=(Button)findViewById(R.id.button1);  
  19.         btn.setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener() {  
  20.   
  21.             public void onClick(View v) {  
  22.                 // TODO Auto-generated method stub  
  23.                 Intent i=new Intent(MediaStore.ACTION_VIDEO_CAPTURE);  
  24.                 startActivity(i);  
  25.             }  
  26.         });  
  27.     }  
  28.     @Override  
  29.     public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {  
  30.         // Inflate the menu; this adds items to the action bar if it is present.  
  31.         getMenuInflater().inflate(R.menu.main, menu);  
  32.         return true;  
  33.     }  
  34. }  

Step 6

Now, go to menu bar and click "Make Project" or press ctrl+f9 to debug the errors.

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Step 7

Then, click "Run" button or press shift+f10 to run the project. Choose the "virtual machine" option and click OK.

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Conclusion

We have successfully created an app that starts the camera in Android.

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