auxGetVolume function

The auxGetVolume function retrieves the current volume setting of the specified auxiliary output device.

Syntax

MMRESULT auxGetVolume(
  UINT    uDeviceID,
  LPDWORD pdwVolume
);

Parameters

uDeviceID

Identifier of the auxiliary output device to be queried.

pdwVolume

Pointer to a variable to be filled with the current volume setting. The low-order word of this location contains the left channel volume setting, and the high-order word contains the right channel setting. A value of 0xFFFF represents full volume, and a value of 0x0000 is silence.

If a device does not support both left and right volume control, the low-order word of the specified location contains the volume level.

The full 16-bit setting(s) set with the auxSetVolume function are returned, regardless of whether the device supports the full 16 bits of volume-level control.

Return Value

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

Return code Description
MMSYSERR_BADDEVICEID
Specified device identifier is out of range.

Remarks

Not all devices support volume control. To determine whether a device supports volume control, use the AUXCAPS_VOLUME flag to test the dwSupport member of the AUXCAPS structure (filled by the auxGetDevCaps function).

To determine whether a device supports volume control on both the left and right channels, use the AUXCAPS_LRVOLUME flag to test the dwSupport member of the AUXCAPS structure (filled by auxGetDevCaps).

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header mmeapi.h (include Windows.h)
Library Winmm.lib
DLL Winmm.dll

See Also

Waveform Audio

Waveform Functions