Microsoft offers devs guidance on how to customize the capture experience
Cameras are going to play a bigger role in Windows 8 than in any other Windows release, especially because they’re a standard feature of next-generation form factors.Of course, users will still be able to connect traditional cameras to their Windows 8 machine, just as they did with Windows 7 or its predecessors.
What’s interesting is that with the advent of the next major iteration of Windows, developers will have the chance to kick up a notch the capture experience, enhancing their products.
This can be done through a Windows 8 Metro device app for the camera, according to the software giant.
Those devs looking to start building their first Metro device application for camera in Windows 8 can access a free whitepaper offered by the Redmond company. The “Developing Metro style Device Apps for Cameras” documentation can be downloaded from the Windows Dev Center.
“This paper provides information about developing a Metro style device app to customize the capture experience and provide additional features for a specific camera,” the Redmond company said.
“Touch interaction support is built-in. You can design your Metro style device app for touch, and Windows gives you keyboard, mouse, and graphical scaling support for free,” the company added.
Windows 8 Developer Preview Build 8102 Milestone 3 (M3) is available for download here.