The MCI_ESCAPE command sends a string directly to the device. Videodisc devices recognize this command.
To send this command, call the mciSendCommand function with the following parameters.
MCIERROR mciSendCommand( MCIDEVICEID wDeviceID, MCI_ESCAPE, DWORD dwFlags, (DWORD) (LPMCI_VD_ESCAPE_PARMS) lpEscape );
Device identifier of the MCI device that is to receive the command message.
MCI_NOTIFY or MCI_WAIT. For information about these flags, see The Wait, Notify, and Test Flags.
Pointer to an MCI_VD_ESCAPE_PARMS structure.
Returns zero if successful or an error otherwise.
The data sent with MCI_ESCAPE is device-dependent and is usually passed directly to the hardware associated with the device.
The following additional flag applies to videodisc devices:
A command string is specified in the lpstrCommand member of the structure identified by lpEscape. This flag is required.
Windows NT/2000/XP: Included in Windows NT 3.1 and later.
Windows 95/98/Me: Included in Windows 95 and later.
Header: Declared in Mmsystem.h; include Windows.h.