The waveOutGetErrorText function retrieves a textual description of the error identified by the given error number.

MMRESULT waveOutGetErrorText(
  MMRESULT mmrError,  
  LPTSTR pszText,      
  UINT cchText        



Error number.


Pointer to a buffer to be filled with the textual error description.


Size, in characters, of the buffer pointed to by pszText.

Return Values

Returns MMSYSERR_NOERROR if successful or an error otherwise. Possible error values include the following.

Value Description
MMSYSERR_BADERRNUM Specified error number is out of range.
MMSYSERR_NODRIVER No device driver is present.
MMSYSERR_NOMEM Unable to allocate or lock memory.


If the textual error description is longer than the specified buffer, the description is truncated. The returned error string is always null-terminated. If cchText is zero, nothing is copied and the function returns zero. All error descriptions are less than MAXERRORLENGTH characters long.


**  Windows NT/2000/XP:** Included in Windows NT 3.1 and later.
**  Windows 95/98/Me:** Included in Windows 95 and later.
**  Header:** Declared in Mmsystem.h; include Windows.h.
**  Library:** Use Winmm.lib.
**  Unicode:** Implemented as Unicode and ANSI versions on Windows NT/2000/XP.

See Also

Waveform Audio, Waveform Functions