Things to check when running Kinect for Windows apps on Windows 10


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Friend of the Gallery, Abhijit Jana, recently posted a couple tips for those of you Kinect v2 Dev's moving to Windows 10.

Running Kinect for Windows applications on Windows 10 – Things you should verify

Running a Kinect v2 device and a Kinect for Windows application on Windows 10 is not difficult nor different than what we have seen in the earlier version of Windows Operating System. You can run a Kinect for Windows application (either a desktop app, or a store app ) on Windows 10. However, incase you found that your device is not detected properly, application is not running, or not able to read the data from sensor, please verify following.

1. Verify Device Settings

The very first things you need to verify, if your device is connected and loaded properly.

Go To PC Settings –> Devices –> Connected Devices


2. Verify Privacy Settings

This settings is required to verify only for “Store App”. For Kinect for Windows Store App, we must select “Microphone” and “Video” Capability” in the app manifest file. This enables the apps to access the Camera and Microphone for the targeted device.


Points to be remember

  1. This Privacy Settings is only for Store Apps. Normal desktop app would work without this.
  2. Even if the App is not running, the PC settings would be available once the app is deployed with capability added. You can do the necessary change in settings and start to app as well.

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