break command

The break command specifies a key to abort a command that was invoked using the "wait" flag. This command is an MCI system command; it is interpreted directly by MCI.

To send this command, call the mciSendString function with the lpszCommand parameter set as follows.


_stprintf_s(
  lpszCommand, 
  TEXT("break %s %s %s"), 
  lpszDeviceID, 
  lpszVirtKey, 
  lpszFlags
); 

Parameters

lpszDeviceID

Identifier of an MCI device. This identifier or alias is assigned when the device is opened.

lpszVirtKey

One of the following flags.

ValueMeaning
on virtual key codeSpecifies the key that aborts a command that was started using the "wait" flag.
offDisables the current break key.

 

lpszFlags

Can be "wait", "notify", or both. For digital-video and VCR devices, "test" can also be specified. For more information about these flags, see The Wait, Notify, and Test Flags.

Return Value

Returns zero if successful or an error otherwise.

Remarks

When the break key is enabled and the user presses the key identified by the virtual-key code specified in the lpszVirtKey parameter, the device returns control to the application. If possible, the command continues execution.

Examples

The following command sets F2 as the break key for the "mysound" device.

break mysound on 113

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

See also

MCI
MCI Command Strings

 

 

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