multiple cameraControls possible?

Alan alanstenhouse at
Tue Jan 30 19:23:44 EST 2018

Hi Sean

Thanks for the feedback - ideally it's for all 3 but have been testing it on iOS.

As I said, I can create 2 controls, though only 1 of them is "active" - i.e. updating - at one time. As soon as I delete the 2nd control, the 1st one again becomes active. This is the same whether I use a different camera (front/back) for each or not.

Wonder if Monte has any ideas about this? Does mergAV allow more than 1 control active at a time?



> On 30 Jan 2018, at 9:30 pm, <sean at> wrote:
> Hi Alan. Is this for iOS, Android or desktop? Based on the dev api for both
> iOS and Roid it should be possible to access both cameras simultaneously.
> It doesn't appear to be so simple with external cameras. Desktop is a
> different story. Either way, cameraControl would need modifying to enable
> it.
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> On 30 January 2018 at 01:21, Alan via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at> wrote:
>> I've been testing out the cameraControl a bit more and trying to make more
>> than 1 at a time. It is possible but only seems to have one of them active
>> at a time (i.e. updating). Though if the second one is then deleted, the
>> first one becomes active again.
>> Is it possible to have more than 1 active? i.e. to have both front + rear
>> cameras updating?
>> Additionally, I have an external (thermal) camera and would like to use
>> that, but it didn't appear in the devices available to the cameraControl. I
>> was assuming it should - is this a bug or just expected? Or do I need to
>> allow access to the external camera for my app perhaps?
>> Thanks for any help!
>> cheers
>> Alan

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