MediaCollection.getByAuthor method

The getByAuthor method retrieves a playlist of the media items by the specified author.

Syntax

retVal = MediaCollection.getByAuthor(
  author
)

Parameters

author [in]

String containing the name of the author.

Return value

This method returns a Playlist object.

Remarks

To use this method, read access to the library is required. For more information, see Library Access.

Examples

The following JScript example uses MediaCollection.getByAuthor to retrieve a playlist of media items. The playlist contains items matching the author specified by the user in an HTML TEXT input element named GetAuthor. The Player object was created with ID = "Player".

<!-- Use an HTML BUTTON element to create the playlist and play the media items. -->
<INPUT TYPE = "BUTTON"  NAME = "PlayAuthor"  
       ID = "PlayAuthor"  
       VALUE = "Play Author"

onClick = "
    /* Retrieve the author name text from the user. */
    var author = GetAuthor.value;

    /* Create the playlist by using getByAuthor. */
    var pl = Player.mediaCollection.getByAuthor(Author);

    /* Make the new playlist the current playlist. */
    Player.currentPlaylist = pl;

    /* Play the media items in the new playlist. */
               Player.controls.play();
">

Requirements

Version
Windows Media Player version 7.0 or later.
DLL
Wmp.dll

See also

MediaCollection Object

Playlist Object

Settings.mediaAccessRights

Settings.requestMediaAccessRights