The acmFormatTagEnumCallback function specifies a callback function used with the acmFormatTagEnum function. The acmFormatTagEnumCallback name is a placeholder for an application-defined function name.


ACMFORMATTAGENUMCBA Acmformattagenumcba;

BOOL Acmformattagenumcba(
  DWORD_PTR dwInstance,
  DWORD fdwSupport



Handle to the ACM driver identifier.


Pointer to an ACMFORMATTAGDETAILS structure that contains the enumerated format tag details.


Application-defined value specified in the acmFormatTagEnum function.


Driver-support flags specific to the format tag. These flags are identical to the fdwSupport flags of the ACMDRIVERDETAILS structure. This parameter can be a combination of the following values and indicates which operations the driver supports with the format tag.

Value Meaning
ACMDRIVERDETAILS_SUPPORTF_ASYNC Driver supports asynchronous conversions with the specified filter tag.
ACMDRIVERDETAILS_SUPPORTF_CODEC Driver supports conversion between two different format tags where one of the tags is the specified format tag. For example, if a driver supports compression from WAVE_FORMAT_PCM to WAVE_FORMAT_ADPCM, this flag is set.
ACMDRIVERDETAILS_SUPPORTF_CONVERTER Driver supports conversion between two different formats of the specified format tag. For example, if a driver supports resampling of WAVE_FORMAT_PCM, this flag is set.
ACMDRIVERDETAILS_SUPPORTF_FILTER Driver supports a filter (modification of the data without changing any of the format attributes). For example, if a driver supports volume or echo operations on the specified format tag, this flag is set.
ACMDRIVERDETAILS_SUPPORTF_HARDWARE Driver supports hardware input, output, or both of the specified format tag through a waveform-audio device. An application should use acmMetrics with the ACM_METRIC_HARDWARE_WAVE_INPUT and ACM_METRIC_HARDWARE_WAVE_OUTPUT metric indexes to get the waveform-audio device identifiers associated with the supporting ACM driver.

Return Value

The callback function must return TRUE to continue enumeration or FALSE to stop enumeration.


The acmFormatTagEnum function will return MMSYSERR_NOERROR (zero) if no format tags are to be enumerated. Moreover, the callback function will not be called.

The following functions should not be called from within the callback function: acmDriverAdd, acmDriverRemove, and acmDriverPriority.


Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header msacm.h

See Also

Audio Compression Functions

Audio Compression Manager