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Shows dialog to select device.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
WinPhotoAcquire 12.1 ❌ No ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "WinPhotoAcquire.ShowSelectDeviceDialog"; CPLMode )   More


Parameter Description Example
CPLMode Run in control panel mode with additional controls to install devices.
Pass 1 to enable or 0 to disable.


Returns OK, Cancel or error.


Shows dialog to select device.
This is called automatically within WinPhotoAcquire.Acquire if needed.

We support
  • Windows Portable Devices (WPD).
  • Cameras and scanners of type Windows Image Acquisition (WIA).
  • Devices of type Still Image Architecture (STI).
  • Removable storage devices, such as CD drives or card readers.
  • Digital video camera devices.


Show select device dialog:

Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("WinPhotoAcquire.ShowSelectDeviceDialog") ]

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Created 5th February 2022, last changed 7th February 2022

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