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Author Topic: Screenshot Captor from Visual Basic?  (Read 1041 times)

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Screenshot Captor from Visual Basic?
« on: August 23, 2019, 10:53 AM »
Is there a way to automate Screenshot Captor from visual basic?

Thanks.

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Re: Screenshot Captor from Visual Basic?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2019, 11:28 AM »
In the Screenshot Captor help file you'll find a section on Commandline use and options.

But you might also check out the littler brother of Screenshot Captor called MiniCap, which is a smaller commandline tool designed to be invoked from other programs:
http://www.donationc...popular-apps/minicap

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Re: Screenshot Captor from Visual Basic?
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2019, 02:32 PM »
I'm sorry, but this does not seem to answer my question.

Visual Basic. My question is about triggering a screen capture from Microsoft Access. Microsoft Access supports Visual Basic.

Not sure how a command line option can help. I'm not trying to start SC in some unique mode. SC is already running and I would like to create a button in Access that executes Visual Basic command(s) to trigger a screen capture.

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Re: Screenshot Captor from Visual Basic?
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2019, 03:04 PM »
Invoking Screenshot Captor from the commandline will not create a new instance of Screenshot Captor -- it will instead direct the currently running copy to perform a capture.
So you can invoke it from Visual Basic by launching it with commandline options.

So try from visual basic executing something (with Shell command?) like
C:\Program Files (x86)\ScreenshotCaptor\ScreenshotCaptor.exe -capture workspace

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Re: Screenshot Captor from Visual Basic?
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2019, 03:10 PM »
Code: Visual Basic [Select]
  1. Dim RetVal
  2. RetVal = Shell("C:\Program Files (x86)\ScreenshotCaptor\ScreenshotCaptor.exe -capture workspace", 1)

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Re: Screenshot Captor from Visual Basic?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2019, 12:35 PM »
Well, that works. It's strangely slow however.

But I appreciate you both taking the time to show me that.

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Re: Screenshot Captor from Visual Basic?
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2019, 01:00 PM »
In terms of speed.. I wonder if it's worth adding a way to send a message more directly to the running Screenshot Captor process..

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Re: Screenshot Captor from Visual Basic?
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2019, 01:08 PM »
But you might also check out the littler brother of Screenshot Captor called MiniCap, which is a smaller commandline tool designed to be invoked from other programs:
https://www.donation...popular-apps/minicap
You suggested MiniCap before, wouldn't that be a quicker start&capture than the full ScreenshotCaptor executable?