This app needs your permission to use your camera on Windows 10/8

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  1. I am trying to write a app which use camera. when I click to capture picture using camera. when I clock on settings->permissions, I don’t get an option to select permissions for camera.

  2. When I try to open camera I get the message “Something happened and Camera Stopped” all the time. I don’t even see it listed in the settings anymore.

  3. No one, not even Windows themselves explained that this needed to be done from within the camera app itself. A very simple step that they omitted. Thank you for explaining it so simply.

  4. Hi all.

    I spent many hours searching for answer to question: “Why I cannot see any permissions in the Charm Bar”? I felt that my application (that I wrote in VS 2013 Express for Windows) needs to register the camera and microphone permission. But all manuals I found only repeat still the same again and again without further ideas or solutions: “Open Charm Bar and set YES”

    But in my charm bar there were no possibilities to allow it. Then I found following article and it finally mentioned the word. “Manifest”. This was the most important information for me.

    So if you are writing an application that should use for example camera (in VS 2013) open your “Solution Explorer” and find the file that contains word “manifest”. In my case it was Package.appxmanifest.

    You won’t see any source codes, but a page with settings. Go to tab Capabilities and on the left side check check-boxes “WebCam” and “Microphone”. You can select any other permission if you want.

    That is the magic.

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/dn376408.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

  5. i dont see any permission option in setting. Infact it shows personlization control panel PC infro and Help tabs. Please help. Os- Win8

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