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Set default camera for barcode scanning


I'm creating a checkin app that has a barcode scanner in it. I'm using the barcode scanner button offered by Powerapps under the media menu. The problem is that I want to open and scan by default with my front camera, insted when I push that button it opens automatically the back camera. My question is: is there a way to open the frontcamera by default?

Thanks in advance, hope this question will be helpful for someone in the future.

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Hello @Mh2 ,


Unfortunately, there isn't a way to currently set the front camera as the default or preferred camera but I would suggest that you submit it as an Idea :

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This capability is in PowerApps.  When you add the scan function button, there is a boolean property for PreferFrontCamera.  Setting this to true will default to scanning from the front camera of the device.  There is also a button within the scan screen that allows swapping between the front and rear camera.

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