waveOutGetPosition (Windows CE 5.0)

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This function retrieves the current playback position of the specified waveform output device.

MMRESULT waveOutGetPosition(HWAVEOUThwo,LPMMTIMEpmmt,UINTcbmmt );


  • hwo
    Handle to the waveform-audio output device.
  • pmmt
    Pointer to an MMTIME structure.
  • cbmmt
    Size, in bytes, of the MMTIME structure.

Return Values

One of the values described in the following table is returned.

Value Description
MMSYSERR_INVALHANDLE Specified device handle is invalid.
MMSYSERR_NODRIVER No device driver is present.
MMSYSERR_NOMEM Unable to allocate or lock memory.


Before calling this function, set the wType member of the MMTIME structure to indicate the time format you want. After calling this function, check wType to determine whether the time format is supported. If the format is not supported, wType will specify an alternative format.

The position is set to zero when the device is opened or reset.


OS Versions: Windows CE 2.0 and later.
Header: Mmsystem.h.
Link Library: Coredll.lib.

See Also

Waveform Audio Functions

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