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Kris Kumar
03-31-2006, 12:45 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnppcgen/html/Working_with_Multimedia.asp' target='_blank'>http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnppcgen/html/Working_with_Multimedia.asp</a><br /><br /></div><i>"In this article, you will learn how to use the integrated camera APIs for capturing photos and videos by a practical sample application that is based on a business scenario—an inspection. The sample shows how the new high-level constructs, such as the picture selection and camera capture dialogs, can be included easily in an enterprise application. You will see how to use the media player control in your applications by using both native code and the new managed Component Object Model (COM) interoperability features with some excellent community add-in code. You will also learn about how you can use the more advanced features available in the DirectShow API, if you require more control in the interaction of media and a camera. Sample DirectShow code is included to show playback and capture of both video and audio."</i><br /><br /> <img src="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/Kris-Mar2006-InspectionApp.jpg" alt="User submitted image" title="User submitted image"/> <br /><br />Windows Mobile 5.0 has a rich multimedia support; one of the examples is the control that lets you grab a picture as easily as the file open dialog box on the Windows desktop. Christian Forsberg has created an application that can be used for mobilizing and improving the inspection business process. I like the fact that nowadays the articles being on posted on MSDN cover a scenario end-to-end, instead of merely demonstrating how to implement a widget or make an API call. :)