waveInOpen

Windows Mobile 6.5
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4/8/2010

This function opens a specified waveform input device for recording.


MMRESULT waveInOpen(
  LPHWAVEIN phwi, 
  UINT uDeviceID, 
  LPCWAVEFORMATEX pwfx, 
  DWORD dwCallback, 
  DWORD dwInstance, 
  DWORD fdwOpen 
); 

phwi

Address filled with a handle identifying the open waveform-audio input device. Use this handle to identify the device when calling other waveform-audio input functions. This parameter can be NULL if WAVE_FORMAT_QUERY is specified for fdwOpen.

uDeviceID

Device identifier of the waveform-audio input device to open. You can use the following flag instead of a device identifier.

Value Description

WAVE_MAPPER

The function selects a waveform-audio input device capable of recording in the specified format.

pwfx

Pointer to a WAVEFORMATEX structure that identifies the desired format for recording waveform-audio data. You can free this structure immediately after waveInOpen returns.

dwCallback

Specifies the address of a fixed callback function, an event handle, a handle to a window, or the identifier of a thread to be called during waveform-audio recording to process messages related to the progress of recording. If no callback function is required, this value can be zero.

dwInstance

Specifies user-instance data passed to the callback mechanism. This parameter is not used with the window callback mechanism.

fdwOpen

Flags for opening the device. The following values are defined.

Value Description

CALLBACK_EVENT

The dwCallback parameter is an event handle.

CALLBACK_FUNCTION

The dwCallback parameter is a callback procedure address.

CALLBACK_NULL

No callback mechanism. This is the default setting.

CALLBACK_THREAD

The dwCallback parameter is a thread identifier.

CALLBACK_WINDOW

The dwCallback parameter is a window handle.

WAVE_FORMAT_DIRECT

If this flag is specified, the ACM driver does not perform conversions on the audio data.

WAVE_FORMAT_QUERY

The function queries the device to determine whether it supports the specified format, but it does not open the device.

WAVE_MAPPED

The uDeviceID parameter specifies a waveform-audio device to be mapped to by the wave mapper.

One of the values described in the following table is returned.

Value Description

MMSYSERR_NOERROR

Success.

MMSYSERR_ALLOCATED

Specified resource is already allocated.

MMSYSERR_BADDEVICEID

Specified device identifier is out of range.

MMSYSERR_NODRIVER

No device driver is present.

MMSYSERR_NOMEM

Unable to allocate or lock memory.

WAVERR_BADFORMAT

Attempted to open with an unsupported waveform-audio format.

Use the waveInGetNumDevs function to determine the number of waveform-audio input devices present on the system. The device identifier specified by uDeviceID varies from zero to one less than the number of devices present. The WAVE_MAPPER constant can also be used as a device identifier.

If you choose to have a window or thread receive callback information, the following messages are sent to the window procedure or thread to indicate the progress of waveform-audio input: MM_WIM_OPEN, MM_WIM_CLOSE, and MM_WIM_DATA.

When waveInOpen opens an input stream, it places that stream in the stopped state. Capture will only begin after you have called waveInStart, this lets the driver know that your application is ready to begin capturing sound. If you have given the driver a buffer, through a prior call to waveInAddBuffer, then sound capture will begin immediately after the call to waveInStart. If the driver does not already have a buffer before the call to waveInStart, then sound capture will begin immediately after you provide it one using waveInAddBuffer.

If you choose to have a function receive callback information, the following messages are sent to the function to indicate the progress of waveform-audio input: WIM_OPEN, WIM_CLOSE, and WIM_DATA.

Headermmsystem.h
Librarycoredll.lib
Windows Embedded CEWindows CE 2.0 and later
Windows MobileWindows Mobile Version 5.0 and later

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