CameraType Enumeration

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Specifies the general location of the camera on the device.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Devices
Assembly:  Microsoft.Phone (in Microsoft.Phone.dll)


Public Enumeration CameraType
public enum CameraType
<object property="enumerationValue" .../>


Member name Description
Primary The camera is located on the back of the device.
FrontFacing The camera is located on the front of the device.


Each device varies in support of multiple camera types. You can use the IsCameraTypeSupported(CameraType) method to determine whether the device supports the specified camera. For more information about using the camera in your Windows Phone application, see Camera and photos for Windows Phone 8.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1


Windows Phone

See Also


Microsoft.Devices Namespace