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  1. arifdanials's Avatar
    Is it possible to build and develop a screenshot app on WP 8.1 at the press of a button (button on screen) like what iOS has? This is because my lock button is broken, for the second time. Yes I've broken it once and it made me get a scolding from my dad for it to make it get fixed. Haha but now that I don't even dare to tell him that I've broken it again, I depend on double tap to wake to wake up my phone. I'm still seeking for an app that offers the functionality of screenshot-ing using the screen instead of the usual press down lock button and volume up button. (my volume up button is also broken) I admit I press them quite a bit hard that made them broken internally lol. So inform me if you happen to come across an app the way I describe above. If it is possible, develop this kind of app for me, thanks! 😊


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    Last edited by arifdanials; 12-31-2014 at 01:04 PM.
    12-31-2014 12:38 PM
  2. realwarder's Avatar
    Today, not possible as it would be insecure. Think how a 'bad' app could capture your screen all the time and potentially capture private information.

    If Microsoft added it to the Action menu as an option then it would work as a system function, but it's not there.
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    12-31-2014 01:23 PM
  3. rhapdog's Avatar
    Taking screenshots is not currently permitted by the current SDK, so not possible at this time.

    [start teasing]
    Start treating the phone with more respect.

    In the mean time, I guess you won't be able to capture those pics from snapchat. Your girlfriend will be happy about that. ;)
    [/teasing]
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    12-31-2014 01:24 PM
  4. realwarder's Avatar
    Taking screenshots is not currently permitted by the current SDK, so not possible at this time.

    [start teasing]
    Start treating the phone with more respect.

    In the mean time, I guess you won't be able to capture those pics from snapchat. Your girlfriend will be happy about that. ;)
    [/teasing]
    SnapChat, if there were an app, could block screenshots:

    https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/wind...pture-00efe630
    12-31-2014 02:17 PM
  5. arifdanials's Avatar
    Today, not possible as it would be insecure. Think how a 'bad' app could capture your screen all the time and potentially capture private information.

    If Microsoft added it to the Action menu as an option then it would work as a system function, but it's not there.
    Ah, adding it to the Action Centre is a great idea. I wish they'll implement this soon with security features or something.

    Taking screenshots is not currently permitted by the current SDK, so not possible at this time.

    [start teasing]
    Start treating the phone with more respect.

    In the mean time, I guess you won't be able to capture those pics from snapchat. Your girlfriend will be happy about that. ;)
    [/teasing]
    Hahaha thanks for the advice. 😋
    12-31-2014 02:17 PM
  6. rhapdog's Avatar
    SnapChat, if there were an app, could block screenshots:

    https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/wind...pture-00efe630
    That specifically states it is for Windows 8.1 not Windows Phone 8.1. I realize there are a lot of similarities, but there are also differences in the SDK. Will that also apply to Windows Phone 8.1?
    12-31-2014 02:29 PM
  7. realwarder's Avatar
    That specifically states it is for Windows 8.1 not Windows Phone 8.1. I realize there are a lot of similarities, but there are also differences in the SDK. Will that also apply to Windows Phone 8.1?
    Yes.

    Minimum supported phone
    Windows Phone 8.1 [Windows Runtime apps only]
    12-31-2014 09:25 PM
  8. emiel1976's Avatar
    I just connect my telephone to my PC and than I can also stream everything I do on my phone or just record it. Works very easy and good.
    01-01-2015 07:35 PM

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