MCIWndGetMode macro

The MCIWndGetMode macro retrieves the current operating mode of an MCI device. MCI devices have several operating modes, which are designated by constants. You can use this macro or explicitly send the MCIWNDM_GETMODE message.

Syntax

void MCIWndGetMode(
   hwnd,
   lp,
   len
);

Parameters

hwnd

Handle of the MCIWnd window.

lp

Pointer to the application-defined buffer used to return the mode.

len

Size, in bytes, of the buffer.

Return Value

None

Remarks

If the null-terminated string describing the mode is longer than the buffer, it is truncated.

Not all devices can operate in every mode. For example, the MCIAVI device is a playback device; it doesn't support the recording mode. The following modes can be retrieved by using MCIWNDM_GETMODE:

Operating mode MCI constant
not ready MCI_MODE_NOT_READY
open MCI_MODE_OPEN
paused MCI_MODE_PAUSE
playing MCI_MODE_PLAY
recording MCI_MODE_RECORD
seeking MCI_MODE_SEEK
stopped MCI_MODE_STOP

Requirements

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

See Also

MCIWNDM_GETMODE