IAudioSessionManager::GetSimpleAudioVolume method

The GetSimpleAudioVolume method retrieves a simple audio volume control.


HRESULT GetSimpleAudioVolume(
  [in]  LPCGUID            AudioSessionGuid,
  [in]  DWORD              CrossProcessSession,
  [out] ISimpleAudioVolume **AudioVolume


AudioSessionGuid [in]

Pointer to a session GUID. If the GUID does not identify a session that has been previously opened, the call opens a new but empty session. The Sndvol program does not display a volume-level control for a session unless it contains one or more active streams. If this parameter is NULL or points to the value GUID_NULL, the method assigns the stream to the default session.

CrossProcessSession [in]

Specifies whether the request is for a cross-process session. Set to TRUE if the session is cross-process. Set to FALSE if the session is not cross-process.

AudioVolume [out]

Pointer to a pointer variable into which the method writes a pointer to the ISimpleAudioVolume interface of the audio volume control object. This interface represents the simple audio volume control for the current process. The caller is responsible for releasing the interface, when it is no longer needed, by calling the interface's Release method. If the Activate call fails, *AudioVolume is NULL.

Return value

If the method succeeds, it returns S_OK. If it fails, possible return codes include, but are not limited to, the values shown in the following table.

Return codeDescription

The audio stream has not been successfully initialized.


The audio endpoint device has been unplugged, or the audio hardware or associated hardware resources have been reconfigured, disabled, removed, or otherwise made unavailable for use.


The Windows audio service is not running.


Parameter AudioVolume is NULL.


Out of memory.



Minimum supported client

Windows Vista [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]



See also

IAudioSessionManager Interface
ISimpleAudioVolume Interface