The app however needs the device to be both developer unlocked and interop-unlocked, which at present appears to be available only to Mango devices from Samsung.
‘Screen Capturer’ version 2 for Mango takes pictures on a timer (no hardware button activation unfortunately) and works as follows
- Launch app
- Set a time via the slider at top ?1-60s?
- Click â€????â€œ
- Navigate to the app you want to screen shot.
- Wait for the earlier set time.
- Open Picture –> Albums –> Saved picture
WPCentral reports the app works pretty well, except for Xbox Live games. They have hosted the the XAP here.
Screen shot support is a major missing feature from Windows Phone 7, making it unnecessarily difficult for the media to write about Windows Phone 7, and the feature request already has 3846 votes on Microsoftâ€™s user voice site, making it the 6th highest ranking feature requested there.
Microsoft has however in the past said it is not a feature high on their priority list yet, with Aaron Woodman, Director of Mobile Communication at Microsoft saying â€œI have never sat in a user groupâ€“and I sit in a lot of user groups, a lot of retail groupsâ€“Iâ€™ve never heard an end user go â€˜why canâ€™t I take a screenshot of that?â€
Update: WindowsPhoneHacker have updated the XAP, and now interop unlock is no longer required, meaning any unlocked Mango handset will work.
Find his XAP at his website here.