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Display camera preview using Qt Mobility

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ID Creation date 28th Mar 2010
Platform S60 5th Edition Tested on devices Nokia N97 Mini
Category Qt Subcategory Qt Mobility API


Keywords (APIs, classes, methods, functions): QCamera, QVideoWidget

Warning.pngWarning: Camera API has been removed from Mobility. It was in the tech preview and maybe it will be added again later on.

Tip.pngTip: Read this article before moving forward: Setting up environment for Qt Mobility API

Contents

Overview

Display Camera Preview on Widget using Qt Mobility APIs

Project configuration file (.Pro file)

  • Add the Qt Mobility project configuration option in the .Pro file as shown below
CONFIG += mobility
MOBILITY += multimedia
symbian:TARGET.CAPABILITY = UserEnvironment

Header File

#include <qcamera.h>
#include <qvideowidget.h>
#include <qstackedwidget.h>
 
class CameraApp : public QWidget
{
Q_OBJECT
public:
CameraApp(QWidget* parent = 0);
~CameraApp();
public slots:
void error(QCamera::Error);
private:
void initCamera();
 
private:
QStackedWidget* m_stackedWidget;
QCamera* m_camera;
QVideoWidget* m_videoWidget;
};

Source File

#include <qmessagebox.h>
#include <qgridlayout.h>
 
CameraApp::CameraApp(QWidget *parent) :
QWidget(parent), m_camera(0)
{
QGridLayout* layout = new QGridLayout;
layout->setSpacing(0);
layout->setMargin(0);
 
m_videoWidget = new QVideoWidget();
 
QPalette black(Qt::black);
m_stackedWidget = new QStackedWidget();
m_stackedWidget->setPalette(black);
 
m_stackedWidget->addWidget(m_videoWidget);
 
m_stackedWidget->setCurrentIndex(0);
layout->addWidget(m_stackedWidget);
 
setLayout(layout);
 
InitCamera();
}
void CameraApp::initCamera() {
QByteArray cameraDevice = QCamera::availableDevices()[0];
m_camera = new QCamera(cameraDevice);
 
connect(m_camera, SIGNAL(error(QCamera::Error)), this, SLOT(error(QCamera::Error)));
 
m_camera->setFocusMode(QCamera::AutoFocus);
 
m_videoWidget->setMediaObject(m_camera);
m_videoWidget->setAspectRatioMode(QVideoWidget::KeepAspectRatio);
 
if (m_camera->state() == QCamera::ActiveState) {
m_camera->stop();
}
m_camera->start();
}
void CameraApp::error(QCamera::Error e) {
switch (e) {
case QCamera::CameraError: {
QMessageBox::warning(this, "Camera error", "General camera error");
break;
}
case QCamera::NotReadyToCaptureError: {
QMessageBox::warning(this, "Camera error", "Camera not ready to capture image");
break;
}
case QCamera::InvalidRequestError: {
QMessageBox::warning(this, "Camera error", "Invalid request");
break;
}
case QCamera::ServiceMissingError: {
QMessageBox::warning(this, "Camera error", "Service missing");
break;
}
case QCamera::NotSupportedFeatureError: {
QMessageBox::warning(this, "Camera error", "Not supported feature");
break;
}
default:
break;
};
}

Classes

QCamera

QVideoWidget

Reference links

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