Gets the major type of the format.
HRESULT GetMajorType( GUID *pguidMajorType );
Receives the major type GUID. The major type describes the broad category of the format, such as audio or video. For a list of possible values, see Major Media Types.
The method returns an HRESULT. Possible values include, but are not limited to, those in the following table.
||The method succeeded.|
||The major type is not set.|
This method is equivalent to getting the MF_MT_MAJOR_TYPE attribute from the media type.
This interface is available on the following platforms if the Windows Media Format 11 SDK redistributable components are installed:
- Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and later.
- Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with KB900325 (Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005) and KB925766 (October 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition) installed.
|Minimum supported client||Windows Vista [desktop apps | UWP apps]|
|Minimum supported server||Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps | UWP apps]|
|Header||mfobjects.h (include Mfidl.h)|