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how to activate camera

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I have an application that need to activate the camera and let the user save the photo, i am not sure how to do this, don't know what API does this.... please help.
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by:str_kani
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i visited this already, FYI

i am using, VS 2005, VB
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by:Mikal613
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Microsoft is working on one now. But there is no "Official" one now.
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by:str_kani
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how this works out it Windows Mobile 5, can change my device if needed.
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by:checoo
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With the Windows Mobile 5.0 software a generic camera API is now defined that device manufacturers support. The .NET Compact Framework, Windows Mobile 5.0 software includes a ready-made dialog named CameraCaptureDialog available in , and you can find it in the "Microsoft.WindowsMobile.Forms".

An indicative sample code is given below

private void photoMenuItem_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
  CameraCaptureDialog cameraCaptureDialog = new CameraCaptureDialog();
  cameraCaptureDialog.Owner = this;
  cameraCaptureDialog.Title = "Take Exhibit Photo";
  cameraCaptureDialog.Mode = CameraCaptureMode.Still;
  if(cameraCaptureDialog.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK &&
    cameraCaptureDialog.FileName.Length > 0)
  {
    fileExtension = Path.GetExtension(cameraCaptureDialog.FileName);
    File.Copy(cameraCaptureDialog.FileName, fileName());
    pictureBox.Image = new Bitmap(fileName());
  }
}

The above is a C# code but can be converted fairly easily to VB.NET. Let me know if you need any help.
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by:str_kani
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seems easy, would help me alot if you could convert this... thank you.
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Hope this helps --

Private Sub photoMenuItem_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
 Dim cameraCaptureDialog As CameraCaptureDialog = New CameraCaptureDialog
 cameraCaptureDialog.Owner = Me
 cameraCaptureDialog.Title = "Take Exhibit Photo"
 cameraCaptureDialog.Mode = CameraCaptureMode.Still
 If cameraCaptureDialog.ShowDialog = DialogResult.OK AndAlso cameraCaptureDialog.FileName.Length > 0 Then
   fileExtension = Path.GetExtension(cameraCaptureDialog.FileName)
   File.Copy(cameraCaptureDialog.FileName, fileName)
   pictureBox.Image = New Bitmap(fileName)
 End If
End Sub
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by:str_kani
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Excellent!
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