IWMSActiveStream.Type (C#)

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IWMSActiveStream.Type (C#)

The Type property retrieves an enumeration value that indicates whether the stream is audio or video.



Property Value

A member of a WMS_ACTIVE_STREAM_TYPE enumeration type indicating whether the stream is audio or video. This must be one of the following values.

Value Description
WMS_STREAM_TYPE_VIDEO The stream is video.
WMS_STREAM_TYPE_AUDIO The stream is audio.
WMS_STREAM_TYPE_OTHER The stream is neither audio nor video.


This property is read-only.

Example Code

using Microsoft.WindowsMediaServices.Interop;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;

// Declare variables.
WMSServer          Server;
IWMSActiveMedia    ActiveMedia;
IWMSActiveStreams  ActiveStreams;
IWMSActiveStream   ActiveStream;
IWMSPlayers        Players;
IWMSPlayer         Player;
IWMSPlaylist       Playlist;

try {
    // Create a new WMSServer object.
    Server = new WMSServerClass();

    // Retrieve an IWMSPlayers object.
    Players = Server.Players;

    // If players are connected, retrieve first IWMSPlayer object
    // in the IWMSPlayers collection.
    if (Server.Players.Count > 0)
        Player = Server.Players[0];

        // Retrieve the IWMSPlaylist object for the player.
        // NOTE: A valid playlist file is not always returned.
        // This may be the case, for example, if the user requested
        // a specific content file or if a broadcast publishing point
        // is being used.
        Playlist = Player.RequestedPlaylist;

        if (Playlist != null)
            // Retrieve the IWMSActiveMedia object.
            ActiveMedia = Playlist.CurrentMediaInformation;

            // Retrieve the IWMSActiveStreams object.
            ActiveStreams = ActiveMedia.Streams;

            // Retrieve information about each active stream.
            for (int i = 0; i < ActiveStreams.Count; i++)
                // Retrieve the IWMSActiveStream object.
                ActiveStream = ActiveStreams[i];

               // Retrieve the stream type.
               WMS_ACTIVE_STREAM_TYPE astType;
               astType = ActiveStream.Type;
catch (COMException comExc) {
    // TODO: Handle COM exceptions.
catch (Exception e) {
    // TODO: Handle exceptions.


Reference: Add a reference to Microsoft.WindowsMediaServices.

Namespace: Microsoft.WindowsMediaServices.Interop.

Assembly: Microsoft.WindowsMediaServices.dll.

Library: WMSServerTypeLib.dll.

Platform: Windows ServerĀ 2003 family, Windows ServerĀ 2008 family.

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