MCI_PAUSE command

The MCI_PAUSE command pauses the current action. CD audio, digital-video, MIDI sequencer, VCR, videodisc, and waveform-audio devices recognize this command.

To send this command, call the mciSendCommand function with the following parameters.



MCIERROR mciSendCommand(
  MCIDEVICEID wDeviceID, 
  MCI_PAUSE, 
  DWORD dwFlags, 
  (DWORD) (LPMCI_GENERIC_PARMS) lpPause
);


Parameters

wDeviceID

Device identifier of the MCI device that is to receive the command message.

dwFlags

MCI_NOTIFY, MCI_WAIT, or, for digital-video and VCR devices, MCI_TEST. For information about these flags, see The Wait, Notify, and Test Flags.

lpPause

Pointer to an MCI_GENERIC_PARMS structure. (Devices with extended command sets might replace this structure with a device-specific structure.)

Return Value

Returns zero if successful or an error otherwise.

Remarks

The difference between the MCI_STOP and MCI_PAUSE commands depends on the device. If possible, MCI_PAUSE suspends device operation but leaves the device ready to resume play immediately. With the MCICDA, MCISEQ, and MCIPIONR drivers, the MCI_PAUSE command works the same as the MCI_STOP command.

For digital-video devices, the lpPause parameter points to an MCI_DGV_PAUSE_PARMS structure.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Mmsystem.h (include Windows.h)

See also

MCI
MCI Commands

 

 

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