Relative inclinometer sample

Shows how to use the Windows.Devices.Sensors.Inclinometer class for the Relative Inclinometer sensor.

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This sample allows the user to view the angles of incline about the X-, Y-, and Z-axes for a 3-axis relative inclinometer. (The incline about the X-axis corresponds to the pitch value; the incline about the Y-axis correspond to the roll value; and the incline about the Z-axis corresponds to the yaw value.) You can choose one of two scenarios:

  • Relative inclinometer data events
  • Polling relative inclinometer readings

Relative Inclinometer Data Events

When you choose the Enable button for the Data Events option, the app will begin streaming relative inclinometer readings in real time.

Polling Relative Inclinometer Readings

When you choose the Enable button for the Polling option, the app will retrieve the current sensor readings.

System requirements

  • Windows 10

Build the sample

  1. If you download the samples ZIP, be sure to unzip the entire archive, not just the folder with the sample you want to build.
  2. Start Microsoft Visual Studio and select File > Open > Project/Solution.
  3. Starting in the folder where you unzipped the samples, go to the Samples subfolder, then the subfolder for this specific sample, then the subfolder for your preferred language (C++, C#, or JavaScript). Double-click the Visual Studio Solution (.sln) file.
  4. Press Ctrl+Shift+B, or select Build > Build Solution.

Run the sample

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Deploying the sample

  • Select Build > Deploy Solution.

Deploying and running the sample

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