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How to capture from entire screen into WEBM video in VB.NET using ByteScout Screen Capturing SDK

How to code in VB.NET to capture from entire screen into WEBM video with this step-by-step tutorial

These source code samples are listed and grouped by their programming language and functions they use. ByteScout Screen Capturing SDK can capture from entire screen into WEBM video. It can be used from VB.NET. ByteScout Screen Capturing SDK is the tool for developers who want to add screen capturing in their application. Can record screen into video and into single screenshots. Output formats are WMV, AVI, WebM for video and PNG for screenshots. You can adjust output video size, quality, resolution, framerate, video and audio codecs. Includes special privacy features for blacking out sensitive information on screen. Can also capture video from web camera, can add overlays with text or images.

You will save a lot of time on writing and testing code as you may just take the VB.NET code from ByteScout Screen Capturing SDK for capture from entire screen into WEBM video below and use it in your application. This VB.NET sample code is all you need for your app. Just copy and paste the code, add references (if needs to) and you are all set! Further enhancement of the code will make it more vigorous.

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Module1.vb
      
Imports System.Threading Imports System.Diagnostics Imports BytescoutScreenCapturingLib ' import bytescout screen capturer activex object ' NOTE: if you are getting error like "invalid image" related to loading the SDK's dll then ' try to do the following: ' 1) remove the reference to the SDK by View - Solution Explorer ' then click on References, select Bytescout... reference name and right-click it and select Remove ' 2) To re-add click on the menu: Project - Add Reference ' 3) In "Add Reference" dialog switch to "COM" tab and find Bytescout... ' 4) Select it and click "Add" ' 5) Recompile the application ' Note: if you need to run on both x64 and x86 then please make sure you have set "Embed Interop Types" to True for this reference Module Module1 Sub Main() ' create capturer class Dim capturer As New Capturer() ' set capturing area to the region type (to capture from given region on the screen) capturer.CapturingType = CaptureAreaType.catScreen ' output video filename capturer.OutputFileName = "EntireScreenCaptured.webm" ' set output video filename to .WMV, .WEBM or .AVI file ' set width and height of output video capturer.OutputWidth = 640 capturer.OutputHeight = 480 ' // WMV and WEBM output use WMVVideoBitrate property to control output video bitrate ' // so try to increase it by x2 or x3 times if you think the output video are you are getting is laggy ' capturer.WMVVideoBitrate = capturer.WMVVideoBitrate * 2 ' uncomment to set Bytescout Lossless Video format output video compression method ' do not forget to set file to .avi format if you use Video Codec Name ' capturer.CurrentVideoCodecName = "Bytescout Lossless" ' uncomment to enable recording of semitransparent or layered windows (Warning: may cause mouse cursor flickering) ' capturer.CaptureTransparentControls = true ' start capturing capturer.Run() '// IMPORTANT: if you want to check for some code if need to stop the recording then make sure you are '// using Thread.Sleep(1) inside the checking loop, so you have the loop like '// Do { '// Thread.Sleep(1) '// } '// While(StopButtonNotClicked); '// IMPORTANT: if you want to check for some code if need to stop the recording then make sure you are '// using Thread.Sleep(1) inside the checking loop, so you have the loop like '// Do { '// Thread.Sleep(1) '// } '// While(StopButtonNotClicked); Console.WriteLine("Capturing entire screen for 25 seconds...") ' wait for 25 seconds Thread.Sleep(25000) ' stop capturing and flush video file into the disk capturer.Stop() ' Release(Resources) System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.ReleaseComObject(capturer) capturer = Nothing Console.WriteLine("Done.") ' open the output video Process.Start("EntireScreenCaptured.webm") End Sub End Module

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SimpleCaptureVB.VS2005.vbproj
      
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Project DefaultTargets="Build" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003"> <PropertyGroup> <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration> <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">AnyCPU</Platform> <ProductVersion>8.0.50727</ProductVersion> <SchemaVersion>2.0</SchemaVersion> <ProjectGuid>{37169059-D794-4A2E-8977-D981EECF5207}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <StartupObject>SimpleCaptureVB.Module1</StartupObject> <RootNamespace>SimpleCaptureVB</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>SimpleCaptureVB</AssemblyName> <MyType>Console</MyType> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Debug|AnyCPU' "> <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols> <DebugType>full</DebugType> <DefineDebug>true</DefineDebug> <DefineTrace>true</DefineTrace> <OutputPath>bin\Debug\</OutputPath> <DocumentationFile>SimpleCaptureVB.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' "> <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType> <DefineDebug>false</DefineDebug> <DefineTrace>true</DefineTrace> <Optimize>true</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Release\</OutputPath> <DocumentationFile>SimpleCaptureVB.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> </PropertyGroup> <ItemGroup> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Deployment" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Import Include="Microsoft.VisualBasic" /> <Import Include="System" /> <Import Include="System.Collections" /> <Import Include="System.Collections.Generic" /> <Import Include="System.Data" /> <Import Include="System.Diagnostics" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Compile Include="Module1.vb" /> <Compile Include="My Project\AssemblyInfo.vb" /> <Compile Include="My Project\Application.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DependentUpon>Application.myapp</DependentUpon> </Compile> <Compile Include="My Project\Resources.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DesignTime>True</DesignTime> <DependentUpon>Resources.resx</DependentUpon> </Compile> <Compile Include="My Project\Settings.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DependentUpon>Settings.settings</DependentUpon> <DesignTimeSharedInput>True</DesignTimeSharedInput> </Compile> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <EmbeddedResource Include="My Project\Resources.resx"> <Generator>VbMyResourcesResXFileCodeGenerator</Generator> <LastGenOutput>Resources.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> <CustomToolNamespace>My.Resources</CustomToolNamespace> <SubType>Designer</SubType> </EmbeddedResource> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <None Include="My Project\Application.myapp"> <Generator>MyApplicationCodeGenerator</Generator> <LastGenOutput>Application.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> </None> <None Include="My Project\Settings.settings"> <Generator>SettingsSingleFileGenerator</Generator> <CustomToolNamespace>My</CustomToolNamespace> <LastGenOutput>Settings.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> </None> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <COMReference Include="BytescoutScreenCapturingLib"> <Guid>{8EDAD3BB-AE5F-43B4-A2F1-B04F4130F2E0}</Guid> <VersionMajor>1</VersionMajor> <VersionMinor>0</VersionMinor> <Lcid>0</Lcid> <WrapperTool>tlbimp</WrapperTool> <Isolated>False</Isolated> <EmbedInteropTypes>True</EmbedInteropTypes> </COMReference> <COMReference Include="stdole"> <Guid>{00020430-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}</Guid> <VersionMajor>2</VersionMajor> <VersionMinor>0</VersionMinor> <Lcid>0</Lcid> <WrapperTool>primary</WrapperTool> <Isolated>False</Isolated> </COMReference> </ItemGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildBinPath)\Microsoft.VisualBasic.targets" /> <!-- To modify your build process, add your task inside one of the targets below and uncomment it. Other similar extension points exist, see Microsoft.Common.targets. <Target Name="BeforeBuild"> </Target> <Target Name="AfterBuild"> </Target> --> </Project>

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SimpleCaptureVB.VS2008.vbproj
      
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Project DefaultTargets="Build" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003" ToolsVersion="3.5"> <PropertyGroup> <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration> <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">AnyCPU</Platform> <ProductVersion>9.0.21022</ProductVersion> <SchemaVersion>2.0</SchemaVersion> <ProjectGuid>{37169059-D794-4A2E-8977-D981EECF5207}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <StartupObject>SimpleCaptureVB.Module1</StartupObject> <RootNamespace>SimpleCaptureVB</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>SimpleCaptureVB</AssemblyName> <MyType>Console</MyType> <OldToolsVersion>2.0</OldToolsVersion> <TargetFrameworkVersion>v3.5</TargetFrameworkVersion> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Debug|AnyCPU' "> <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols> <DebugType>full</DebugType> <DefineDebug>true</DefineDebug> <DefineTrace>true</DefineTrace> <OutputPath>bin\Debug\</OutputPath> <DocumentationFile>SimpleCaptureVB.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' "> <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType> <DefineDebug>false</DefineDebug> <DefineTrace>true</DefineTrace> <Optimize>true</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Release\</OutputPath> <DocumentationFile>SimpleCaptureVB.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> </PropertyGroup> <ItemGroup> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Deployment" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Import Include="Microsoft.VisualBasic" /> <Import Include="System" /> <Import Include="System.Collections" /> <Import Include="System.Collections.Generic" /> <Import Include="System.Data" /> <Import Include="System.Diagnostics" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Compile Include="Module1.vb" /> <Compile Include="My Project\AssemblyInfo.vb" /> <Compile Include="My Project\Application.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DependentUpon>Application.myapp</DependentUpon> </Compile> <Compile Include="My Project\Resources.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DesignTime>True</DesignTime> <DependentUpon>Resources.resx</DependentUpon> </Compile> <Compile Include="My Project\Settings.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DependentUpon>Settings.settings</DependentUpon> <DesignTimeSharedInput>True</DesignTimeSharedInput> </Compile> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <EmbeddedResource Include="My Project\Resources.resx"> <Generator>VbMyResourcesResXFileCodeGenerator</Generator> <LastGenOutput>Resources.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> <CustomToolNamespace>My.Resources</CustomToolNamespace> <SubType>Designer</SubType> </EmbeddedResource> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <None Include="My Project\Application.myapp"> <Generator>MyApplicationCodeGenerator</Generator> <LastGenOutput>Application.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> </None> <None Include="My Project\Settings.settings"> <Generator>SettingsSingleFileGenerator</Generator> <CustomToolNamespace>My</CustomToolNamespace> <LastGenOutput>Settings.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> </None> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <COMReference Include="BytescoutScreenCapturingLib"> <Guid>{8EDAD3BB-AE5F-43B4-A2F1-B04F4130F2E0}</Guid> <VersionMajor>1</VersionMajor> <VersionMinor>0</VersionMinor> <Lcid>0</Lcid> <WrapperTool>tlbimp</WrapperTool> <Isolated>False</Isolated> <EmbedInteropTypes>True</EmbedInteropTypes> </COMReference> <COMReference Include="stdole"> <Guid>{00020430-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}</Guid> <VersionMajor>2</VersionMajor> <VersionMinor>0</VersionMinor> <Lcid>0</Lcid> <WrapperTool>primary</WrapperTool> <Isolated>False</Isolated> </COMReference> </ItemGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildToolsPath)\Microsoft.VisualBasic.targets" /> <!-- To modify your build process, add your task inside one of the targets below and uncomment it. Other similar extension points exist, see Microsoft.Common.targets. <Target Name="BeforeBuild"> </Target> <Target Name="AfterBuild"> </Target> --> </Project>

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SimpleCaptureVB.VS2010.vbproj
      
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Project DefaultTargets="Build" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003" ToolsVersion="4.0"> <PropertyGroup> <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration> <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">AnyCPU</Platform> <ProductVersion> </ProductVersion> <SchemaVersion>2.0</SchemaVersion> <ProjectGuid>{37169059-D794-4A2E-8977-D981EECF5207}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <StartupObject>SimpleCaptureVB.Module1</StartupObject> <RootNamespace>SimpleCaptureVB</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>SimpleCaptureVB</AssemblyName> <MyType>Console</MyType> <OldToolsVersion>3.5</OldToolsVersion> <TargetFrameworkVersion>v4.0</TargetFrameworkVersion> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Debug|AnyCPU' "> <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols> <DebugType>full</DebugType> <DefineDebug>true</DefineDebug> <DefineTrace>true</DefineTrace> <OutputPath>bin\Debug\</OutputPath> <DocumentationFile>SimpleCaptureVB.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' "> <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType> <DefineDebug>false</DefineDebug> <DefineTrace>true</DefineTrace> <Optimize>true</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Release\</OutputPath> <DocumentationFile>SimpleCaptureVB.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> </PropertyGroup> <ItemGroup> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Deployment" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Import Include="Microsoft.VisualBasic" /> <Import Include="System" /> <Import Include="System.Collections" /> <Import Include="System.Collections.Generic" /> <Import Include="System.Data" /> <Import Include="System.Diagnostics" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Compile Include="Module1.vb" /> <Compile Include="My Project\AssemblyInfo.vb" /> <Compile Include="My Project\Application.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DependentUpon>Application.myapp</DependentUpon> </Compile> <Compile Include="My Project\Resources.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DesignTime>True</DesignTime> <DependentUpon>Resources.resx</DependentUpon> </Compile> <Compile Include="My Project\Settings.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DependentUpon>Settings.settings</DependentUpon> <DesignTimeSharedInput>True</DesignTimeSharedInput> </Compile> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <EmbeddedResource Include="My Project\Resources.resx"> <Generator>VbMyResourcesResXFileCodeGenerator</Generator> <LastGenOutput>Resources.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> <CustomToolNamespace>My.Resources</CustomToolNamespace> <SubType>Designer</SubType> </EmbeddedResource> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <None Include="My Project\Application.myapp"> <Generator>MyApplicationCodeGenerator</Generator> <LastGenOutput>Application.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> </None> <None Include="My Project\Settings.settings"> <Generator>SettingsSingleFileGenerator</Generator> <CustomToolNamespace>My</CustomToolNamespace> <LastGenOutput>Settings.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> </None> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <COMReference Include="BytescoutScreenCapturingLib"> <Guid>{8EDAD3BB-AE5F-43B4-A2F1-B04F4130F2E0}</Guid> <VersionMajor>1</VersionMajor> <VersionMinor>0</VersionMinor> <Lcid>0</Lcid> <WrapperTool>tlbimp</WrapperTool> <Isolated>False</Isolated> <EmbedInteropTypes>True</EmbedInteropTypes> </COMReference> <COMReference Include="stdole"> <Guid>{00020430-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}</Guid> <VersionMajor>2</VersionMajor> <VersionMinor>0</VersionMinor> <Lcid>0</Lcid> <WrapperTool>primary</WrapperTool> <Isolated>False</Isolated> </COMReference> </ItemGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildToolsPath)\Microsoft.VisualBasic.targets" /> <!-- To modify your build process, add your task inside one of the targets below and uncomment it. Other similar extension points exist, see Microsoft.Common.targets. <Target Name="BeforeBuild"> </Target> <Target Name="AfterBuild"> </Target> --> </Project>

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