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escape command

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 Value

Returns zero if successful or an error otherwise.

Examples

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

escape videodisc SA

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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