December 8, 2014 by Nitesh

Display Live Preview of your Webcam Stream in Windows Store App

Friends, In this post, we will see how simple it is to stream a live preview from your webcam on a small screen in your Windows store App. You can use it to display user’s picture in the side of a screen or also can show what the camera is focusing on at a given…

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December 5, 2014 by Nitesh

How To Get Access to Front & Back Camera in Windows 8.1 Store App

Friends, In this post, we will see how can we get access specifically to Front camera/Back camera in our Windows 8/8.1 Store App. To get the access, we will use DeviceInformation class defined in Windows.Devices.Enumeration namespace. Below is the code snippet for the same – DeviceInformationCollection webcamList = await DeviceInformation.FindAllAsync(DeviceClass.VideoCapture); DeviceInformation frontWebcam = (from webcam…

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November 21, 2013 by Nitesh

How to change default port of IIS Manager from 80 in Windows8.1

Friends, After installing IIS on any Windows machine, by default IIS Server listens on port 80. The same is true with Windows8.1. For most of the times, it works fine. However, in some cases we need to modify this port from 80 to a different port. One of the Scenarios where you might need to…

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December 10, 2012 by Nitesh

Fix: Black Screen after upgrading to Windows 8 on Dell Vostro

Friends, I upgraded my Windows 7 running on Dell Vostro 3550 today using the Microsoft Windows 8 upgrade and everything was smooth until when Windows 8 was getting my devices ready. The installation process ran till 79% of preparing the devices and then ran into a black screen. Although, I created repair disks prior to…

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November 2, 2012 by Nitesh

Shortcut Commands in Windows 8

Windows 8 is here and we’re loving it. This post details few shortcut commands that we can use in Windows 8 –  + Type – Search your PC  + C – Open charms  + F – Open Search charm  + H – Open Share charm + I – Open Settings charm  + K – Open…

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