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MCISendString
Basics
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Type
Function
Syntax
MCISendString(MCICommand)
Introduced
1.0
Environment
Desktop, Web and Server
Platform Support
Windows
Security
None required
Summary
Sends a command to the Media Control Interface system, and returns the result of the command.
Examples

MCISendString("capability overlay can freeze")
MCISendString(field "Media Commands")

Additional Comments
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Use the MCISendString function on Windows systems to control multimedia devices.

Parameters:

The MCICommand is a string containing an MCI command.

Value:

The MCISendString function returns the value the device sends back.

Comments:

The Media Control Interface is a Microsoft standard that enables Windows systems to communicate with digitizers, laser-disc players, TV cards, and other multimedia devices.

If the device sends back an error message, the result is set to that message. If the command was successful, the result is set to empty.

For information about the MCI commands that can be used with a device, contact the manufacturer of the device.

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