This post shows you how to access webcam using AForge in C#.NET Windows Forms Application.
Drag the Label, Combobox, PictureBox and Button from the visual studio toolbox to your winform, then layout your UI as shown below.
To use webcam in c# you need to declare two variables as the following c# code.
Next, Add the Form_Load event handler to delect your camera device, then add the device to the combobox control.
private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
filterInfoCollection = new FilterInfoCollection(FilterCategory.VideoInputDevice);
foreach (FilterInfo Device in filterInfoCollection)
cboCamera.SelectedIndex = 0;
videoCaptureDevice = new VideoCaptureDevice();
Add code to handle the Start button click event as shown below.
private void btnStart_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
videoCaptureDevice = new VideoCaptureDevice(filterInfoCollection[cboCamera.SelectedIndex].MonikerString);
videoCaptureDevice.NewFrame += FinalFrame_NewFrame;
You need to add the FinalFrame_NewFrame event to capture image from the camera as the following c# code.
private void FinalFrame_NewFrame(object sender, NewFrameEventArgs eventArgs)
picCamera.Image = (Bitmap)eventArgs.Frame.Clone();
And don't forget to stop the camera when the form closing.
private void Form1_FormClosing(object sender, FormClosingEventArgs e)
if (videoCaptureDevice.IsRunning == true)
To access webcam in c# you need to import the namespaces below.
Press F5 to rebuild and run your application, click the Start button you can see your webcam open and capture image from webcam to the PictureBox control in c# windows application.