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waveInGetDevCaps (coredll)

coredll is for smart devices, not desktop Windows. Therefore, this information only applies to code using the .NET Compact Framework. To see if information for waveInGetDevCaps in other DLLs exists, click on Find References to the right.

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C# Signature:

[DllImport("winmm.dll", SetLastError = true, CharSet = CharSet.Auto)]

public static extern uint waveInGetDevCaps(uint uDeviceID, ref WAVEINCAPS pwic, uint cbwic);

VB Signature:

Declare Auto Function waveInGetDevCaps Lib "winmm.dll" (ByVal uDeviceID as Integer, ByRef lpCaps As WAVEINCAPS, _

ByVal uSize As Integer) As Integer

Structures Used:

C# 2005 version of structure

[StructLayout(LayoutKind.Sequential, CharSet = CharSet.Ansi)]

public struct WAVEINCAPS


    public ushort wMid;
    public ushort wPid;
    public uint vDriverVersion;
    [MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.ByValTStr, SizeConst = 1024)]
    public string szPname;
    public uint dwFormats;
    public ushort wChannels;
    public ushort wReserved1;


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Taken from openNetCF in OpenNETCF.Win32.Wave

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Sample Code:

    public string[] GetRecordingDeviceList(){
        uint total = waveInGetNumDevs();
        string[] list = new string[total];
        WAVEINCAPS pwoc = new WAVEINCAPS();
        for (uint i = 0; i < total; i++) {
           waveInGetDevCaps(i, ref pwoc, (uint)Marshal.SizeOf(typeof(WAVEINCAPS)));
        list[i] = pwoc.szPname;
        return list;


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