The waveInGetErrorText function retrieves a textual description of the error identified by the given error number.

MMRESULT waveInGetErrorText(
  MMRESULT mmrError,  
  LPTSTR pszText,      
  UINT cchText        



Error number.


Pointer to the buffer to be filled with the textual error description.


Size, in characters, of the buffer pointed to by pszText.

Return Values

Returns MMSYSERR_NOERROR if successful or an error otherwise. Possible error values include the following.

Value Description
MMSYSERR_BADERRNUM Specified error number is out of range.
MMSYSERR_NODRIVER No device driver is present.
MMSYSERR_NOMEM Unable to allocate or lock memory.


If the textual error description is longer than the specified buffer, the description is truncated. The returned error string is always null-terminated. If cchText is zero, nothing is copied and the function returns zero. All error descriptions are less than MAXERRORLENGTH characters long.


  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 Mmsystem.h; include Windows.h.
  Library: Use Winmm.lib.
  Unicode: Implemented as Unicode and ANSI versions on Windows NT/2000/XP.

See Also

Waveform Audio, Waveform Functions