waveOutGetDevCaps function (mmeapi.h)

The waveOutGetDevCaps function retrieves the capabilities of a given waveform-audio output device.

Syntax

MMRESULT waveOutGetDevCaps(
  UINT          uDeviceID,
  LPWAVEOUTCAPS pwoc,
  UINT          cbwoc
);

Parameters

uDeviceID

Identifier of the waveform-audio output device. It can be either a device identifier or a handle of an open waveform-audio output device.

pwoc

Pointer to a WAVEOUTCAPS structure to be filled with information about the capabilities of the device.

cbwoc

Size, in bytes, of the WAVEOUTCAPS structure.

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.
MMSYSERR_NODRIVER
No device driver is present.
MMSYSERR_NOMEM
Unable to allocate or lock memory.

Remarks

Use the waveOutGetNumDevs function to determine the number of waveform-audio output devices present in the system. If the value specified by the uDeviceID parameter is a device identifier, it can vary from zero to one less than the number of devices present. The WAVE_MAPPER constant can also be used as a device identifier. Only cbwoc bytes (or less) of information is copied to the location pointed to by pwoc. If cbwoc is zero, nothing is copied and the function returns zero.

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