MCIWndCreate

The MCIWndCreate function registers the MCIWnd window class and creates an MCIWnd window for using MCI services. MCIWndCreate can also open an MCI device or file (such as an AVI file) and associate it with the MCIWnd window.

HWND MCIWndCreate(
  HWND hwndParent,      
  HINSTANCE hInstance,  
  DWORD dwStyle,        
  LPCTSTR szFile          
);
 

Parameters

hwndParent

Handle to the parent window.

hInstance

Handle to the module instance to associate with the MCIWnd window.

dwStyle

Flags defining the window style. In addition to specifying the window styles used with the CreateWindowEx function, you can specify the following styles to use with MCIWnd windows.

Value Meaning
MCIWNDF_NOAUTOSIZEWINDOW Will not change the dimensions of an MCIWnd window when the image size changes.
MCIWNDF_NOAUTOSIZEMOVIE Will not change the dimensions of the destination rectangle when an MCIWnd window size changes.
MCIWNDF_NOERRORDLG Inhibits display of MCI errors to users.
MCIWNDF_NOMENU Hides the Menu button from view on the toolbar and prohibits users from accessing its pop-up menu.
MCIWNDF_NOOPEN Hides the open and close commands from the MCIWnd menu and prohibits users from accessing these choices in the pop-up menu.
MCIWNDF_NOPLAYBAR Hides the toolbar from view and prohibits users from accessing it.
MCIWNDF_NOTIFYANSI Causes MCIWnd to use an ANSI string instead of a Unicode string when notifying the parent window of device mode changes. This flag is used in combination with MCIWNDF_NOTIFYMODE and is exclusive to Windows NT/Windows 2000.
MCIWNDF_NOTIFYMODE Causes MCIWnd to notify the parent window with an MCIWNDM_NOTIFYMODE message whenever the device changes operating modes. The lParam parameter of this message identifies the new mode, such as MCI_MODE_STOP.
MCIWNDF_NOTIFYPOS Causes MCIWnd to notify the parent window with an MCIWNDM_NOTIFYPOS message whenever a change in the playback or record position within the content occurs. The lParam parameter of this message contains the new position in the content.
MCIWNDF_NOTIFYMEDIA Causes MCIWnd to notify the parent window with an MCIWNDM_NOTIFYMEDIA message whenever a new device is used or a data file is opened or closed. The lParam parameter of this message contains a pointer to the new file name.
MCIWNDF_NOTIFYSIZE Causes MCIWnd to notify the parent window when the MCIWnd window size changes.
MCIWNDF_NOTIFYERROR Causes MCIWnd to notify the parent window when an MCI error occurs.
MCIWNDF_NOTIFYALL Causes all MCIWNDF window notification styles to be used.
MCIWNDF_RECORD Adds a Record button to the toolbar and adds a new file command to the menu if the MCI device has recording capability.
MCIWNDF_SHOWALL Causes all MCIWNDF_SHOW styles to be used.
MCIWNDF_SHOWMODE Displays the current mode of the MCI device in the window title bar. For a list of device modes, see the MCIWndGetMode macro.
MCIWNDF_SHOWNAME Displays the name of the open MCI device or data file in the MCIWnd window title bar.
MCIWNDF_SHOWPOS Displays the current position within the content of the MCI device in the window title bar.

szFile

Null-terminated string indicating the name of an MCI device or data file to open.

Return Values

Returns the handle to an MCI window if successful or zero otherwise.

Remarks

Default window styles for a child window are WS_CHILD, WS_BORDER, and WS_VISIBLE. MCIWndCreate assumes a child window when a non-NULL handle of a parent window is specified.

Default window styles for a parent window are WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW and WS_VISIBLE. MCIWndCreate assumes a parent window when a NULL handle of a parent window is specified.

Use the window handle returned by this function for the window handle in the MCIWnd macros. If your application uses this function, it does not need to use the MCIWndRegisterClass function.

Requirements

  Windows NT/2000/XP: Included in Windows NT 3.1 and later.
  Windows 95/98/Me: Included in Windows 95 and later.
  Header: Declared in Vfw.h.
  Library: Use Vfw32.lib.
  Unicode: Implemented as Unicode and ANSI versions on Windows NT/2000/XP.

See Also

CreateWindowEx, MCIWNDM_NOTIFYMODE, MCIWNDM_NOTIFYPOS, MCIWNDM_NOTIFYMEDIA, MCIWndGetMode, MCIWndRegisterClass

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