Capturing Image Using Camera In Windows 10 Universal App Using JavaScript

In this article we are going to see how to capture an image using the camera using WinJS javascript in Windows 10 universal application.

Let’s see the steps.

Create new windows 10 universal app using javascript. For creating a new Windows 10 universal project, refer to the following:

We need to enable the capability “Webcam" in the Package.appx manifest file as in the following image.


Next we need to add a button to capture Image and an Image control to show the captured image.

Go to default.html page and write the following code.

  1. <input type="button" id="btnCapture" value="Capture"  
  2. onclick="captureImage()" />  
  3. <img id="imgCapture" src="" width="100px" height="100px" />  
Now go to default.js file and add the following code on capture button click event to capture the image using camera.
  1. var page = WinJS.UI.Pages.define("default.html",  
  2. {  
  3. ready: function (element, options) {  
  4. document.getElementById("btnCapture").addEventListener("click", captureImage, false);  
  5. },  
  6. });  
  8. function captureImage() {  
  10. var cam = Windows.Media.Capture.CameraCaptureUI();  
  11. cam.captureFileAsync(  
  12. .done(function (data) {  
  13. if (data) {  
  14. document.getElementById('imgCapture').src  
  15. = window.URL.createObjectURL(data);  
  16. }  
  17. }  
  18. , error);  
  19. }  
  20. function error() {  
  21. alert('Error');  
  22. }  
The ‘CameraCaptureUI’ class is used to capture photo or video from the camera. The CaptureFileAsync() method creates an object and displays the dialog box to capture a photo or video. ‘Done’ represents the completion of the async operation which here in case displays the captured photo in the <img> tag.

Now run the app and output can be seen like the following screen:


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