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Developing Kinect for Windows v2.0 App with Visual Studio 2015 on Windows 10

You can develop app using Kinect for Windows V2.0 on Windows 10 as similar to previous version of Operating Systems. I am receiving several questions on building Kinect for Windows SDK application on Windows 10. Tough I personally responded to most the questions, to benefits for the larger audience here is a quick post to Getting started with Kinect SDK v2.0 App on Windows 10 using Visual Studio 2015.

Must Read : Kinect for Windows SDK Tips and Tricks

Requirements :

  • Kinect for Windows V2 Device
  • Kinect for Windows SDK v2.0
  • Windows 10
  • Visual Studio 2015

Verify Device Settings and Connection

Now, First things firstYou must ensure your Kinect devices is Connected properly and you device can recognized it. Couple of months back I did another post on Running Kinect for Windows applications on Windows 10 – Things you should verify which shows how to verify your device settings.

To quickly recall and verify

Start Building the App :

Once you verify the device the settings and connection, you are ready to build the app. Now you can build app using WPF or Windows 8.1 store app or even a console app depends on your requirement. As of now we don’t have support for Universal Apps with Kinect SDK v2.0 .

Accessing Kinect Camera and Audio :

Above example does not access any Kinect features like Camera, Sensors or even audio. If you want to access them you must ensure you are giving right access to your app.

Go to the App Package manifest and select “Microphone” and “WebCam

That’s it for now. This is a very simple post and hope this will give you good start if you want to start building Kinect App. I will share few more post on Kinect Device coming days.

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