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escape

The escape command sends device-specific information to a device. Videodisc devices recognize this command.

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

_stprintf_s(
  lpszCommand, 
  TEXT("escape %s %s %s"), 
  lpszDeviceID, 
  lpszEscape, 
  lpszFlags
); 

Parameters

lpszDeviceID

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

lpszEscape

Custom information to send to the device.

lpszFlags

Can be "wait", "notify", or both. For more information about these flags, see The Wait, Notify, and Test Flags.

Return Values

Returns zero if successful or an error otherwise.

Remarks

The following command sends the escape string "SA" to the videodisc device:

escape videodisc SA

Requirements

  Windows NT/2000/XP: Included in Windows NT 3.1 and later.
  Windows 95/98/Me: Included in Windows 95 and later.

See Also

MCI, MCI Command Strings

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