The system broadcasts the DBT_DEVICEARRIVAL device event when a device or piece of media has been inserted and becomes available.
To broadcast this device event, the system uses the WM_DEVICECHANGE message with wParam set to DBT_DEVICEARRIVAL and lParam set as described following.
LRESULT CALLBACK WindowProc( HWND hwnd, // handle to window UINT uMsg, // WM_DEVICECHANGE WPARAM wParam, // device-change event LPARAM lParam // event-specific data );
A handle to a window.
The WM_DEVICECHANGE message identifier.
Set to DBT_DEVICEARRIVAL.
A pointer to a structure identifying the device inserted. The structure consists of an event-independent header, followed by event-dependent members that describe the device. To use this structure, treat the structure as a DEV_BROADCAST_HDR structure, then check its dbch_devicetype member to determine the device type.
If media is being inserted, the type of device arriving is a volume (the dbch_devicetype member is DBT_DEVTYP_VOLUME) and the change effects the media (the dbcv_flags member is DBTF_MEDIA).
For an example, see Detecting Media Insertion or Removal.
Minimum supported client
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|Windows Server 2003|
Build date: 11/16/2013