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Beginning Windows Store Application Development–HTML and JavaScript Edition by Kyle Burns, Scott Isaacs

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CHAPTER 22

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Camera and Location

Nearly every tablet and laptop available at the time of this writing has a webcam built in. I looked at each of the first 15 laptops listed on a popular retail web site today, and every single one included a webcam. My own laptop has one built into the lid, and my Surface tablet has two—a front-facing camera and a rear-facing camera. For the user whose computer does not have a built-in webcam, USB webcams are a fairly cheap investment, with some basic models available for less than US$20.

In previous versions of Windows, integrating cameras into your application did not always have a trivial solution. With Windows ...

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