PhotoCamera.CaptureImage Method

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Initiates a full-resolution capture of the current image displayed in the viewfinder.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Devices
Assembly:  Microsoft.Phone (in Microsoft.Phone.dll)


Public Sub CaptureImage
public void CaptureImage()


Completion of the operation is delayed based on exposure times and conditions. This method triggers the CaptureStarted event, which is followed by the CaptureImageAvailable and CaptureThumbnailAvailable events. When the image and thumbnail are available, the CaptureCompleted event is triggered.

For more information about how to implement this member, see How to create a base camera app for Windows Phone 8.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1


Windows Phone

See Also


PhotoCamera Class

Microsoft.Devices Namespace