lineHold function (tapi.h)

The lineHold function places the specified call on hold.

Syntax

LONG lineHold(
  HCALL hCall
);

Parameters

hCall

Handle to the call to be placed on hold. The application must be an owner of the call. The call state of hCall must be connected.

Return value

Returns a positive request identifier if the function is completed asynchronously or a negative error number if an error occurs. The dwParam2 parameter of the corresponding LINE_REPLY message is zero if the function succeeds or it is a negative error number if an error occurs. Possible return values are:

LINEERR_INVALCALLHANDLE, LINEERR_OPERATIONUNAVAIL, LINEERR_INVALCALLSTATE, LINEERR_OPERATIONFAILED, LINEERR_NOMEM, LINEERR_RESOURCEUNAVAIL, LINEERR_NOTOWNER, LINEERR_UNINITIALIZED.

Remarks

The call on hold is temporarily disconnected allowing the application to use the line device for making or answering other calls. The lineHold function performs a so-called "hard hold" of the specified call (as opposed to a "consultation call"). A call on hard hold typically cannot be transferred or included in a conference call, but a consultation call can. Consultation calls are initiated using lineSetupTransfer, lineSetupConference, or linePrepareAddToConference.

After a call has been successfully placed on hold, the call state typically transitions to onHold. A held call is retrieved by lineUnhold. While a call is on hold, the application can receive LINE_CALLSTATE messages about state changes of the held call. For example, if the held party hangs up, the call state can transition to disconnected.

In a bridged situation, a lineHold operation may possibly not actually place the call on hold, because the status of other stations on the call can govern (for example, attempting to "hold" a call when other stations are participating is not be possible); instead, the call can simply be changed to the LINECONNECTEDMODE_INACTIVE mode if it remains connected at other stations.

Requirements

   
Target Platform Windows
Header tapi.h
Library Tapi32.lib
DLL Tapi32.dll

See also

Hold Overview

LINE_CALLSTATE

Supplementary Line Service Functions

TAPI 2.2 Reference Overview

linePrepareAddToConference

lineSetupConference

lineSetupTransfer

lineUnhold