Webcam support in Web Areas

With COVID-19, the remote office has become a new standard, and video conferencing is becoming commonplace for professionals. As a result, more and more professionals have started weaving video conferencing features into their applications. To allow you to display video conferencing from different sources like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and others, we now support audio and video streams in web areas!

HDI_Webcam support in Web Area

If you want to use your webcam in a web area, you first need to create a web area with the Use embedded Web rendering engine parameter checked:

The support of video streams in web areas is automatic. It depends on your system parameters:

  • On Windows: Settings > Privacy > Camera


  • On macOS:  Apple menu > System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy tab


To try this feature, just download the HDI above. You will test your webcam in a video element of the HTML or by joining a Zoom meeting. Let us know what you think about this new feature on the 4D Forum!

Fabrice Mainguené
• Product Owner •Fabrice Mainguené joined 4D Program team in November, 2016. As a Product Owner, he is in charge of writing the user stories then translating it to functional specifications. His role is also to make sure that the feature implementation delivered is meeting the customer need.After obtaining a Bachelor degree in Computer Science at CNAM, Fabrice joined a small software publishing company as a Windev developer. Then he worked for different companies in industry and trade areas as a Windev and web developer as well as technical advisor on new features.