This method adds and connects filters needed to play the specified file.

HRESULT RenderFile(
  BSTR strFilename


  • strFilename
    [in] Name of the file to render.

Return Values

Returns an HRESULT value.


This method allows an application to pass the name of a media file that it wants rendered to the filter graph manager. The filter graph manager will build a graph of the filters needed to play back this file. This method is Automation-compatible and is equivalent to IGraphBuilder::RenderFile, which should be used by C and C++ applications.


DirectShow applications and DirectShow filters have different include file and link library requirements. See Setting Up the Build Environment for more information.

OS Versions: Windows CE 2.12 and later. Version 2.12 requires DXPAK 1.0 or later.

See Also

IMediaControl Interface

Last updated on Wednesday, April 13, 2005

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