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The GetStatus method retrieves device status information.


HRESULT GetStatus(DWORD*pdwStatus);



[out]  Pointer to a DWORD specifying the device status. The possible values returned in pdwStatus are provided in the following table.

Status Description
WMDM_STATUS_READY Windows Media Device Manager and its subcomponents are in a ready state.
WMDM_STATUS_BUSY An operation is ongoing. Evaluate status values to determine the operation.

Return Values

The method returns an HRESULT. All the interface methods in Windows Media Device Manager can return any of the following classes of error codes:

  • Standard COM error codes
  • Windows error codes converted to HRESULT values
  • Windows Media Device Manager error codes

For an extenstive list of possible error codes, see Error Codes.

Possible values include, but are not limited to, those in the following table.

Return code Description
S_OK The method succeeded.
E_INVALIDARG The pdwStatus parameter is an invalid or NULL pointer.
E_FAIL An unspecified error occurred


Header: Defined in mswmdm.h.

Library: mssachlp.lib

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