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Stored procedures
Runs an MCI command (Media Control Interface).
Example
// Open the "C:\MyFiles\File.AVI" file
// in the "IMG_ImageAVI" Image control
ResExecuteMCI = MCIExecute("Open C:\MyFiles\File.AVI" + ...
"Alias AVI Style Child Parent" + Handle(IMG_ImageAVI))
ResExecuteMCI2 = MCIExecute("Play AVI Notify")
// Play a video "C:\MyFiles\File.AVI" in repeat mode
// Open the video
MCIOpen("C:\MyFiles\File.AVI", "AVI", MciStyleChild, IMG_Video, MciModeNormal)
// Play the video
MCIExecute("Play AVI repeat")
Syntax
<Result> = MCIExecute(<Command to Run> [, <Window Name>])
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the MCI command was run,
  • False otherwise. To find out:
<Command to Run>: Character string (with quotes)
MCI command to run.
The different MCI commands can be accessed with Windows via the MMSYSTEM DLL. This library, supplied by Microsoft, contains all the functions required to exploit the multimedia devices. See the Microsoft documentation for more details.
The MciWait constant can be added to this string. This constant is used to indicate that the program must wait for the end of the MCI command to run the rest of application.
<Window Name>: Optional character string (with or without quotes)
Name of window used to intercept and manage the different messages sent by MMSYSTEM.DLL. These messages are in MM_xxxxxx format and they can be retrieved via Event. You can for example get messages regarding the management of the CD ROM or Joystick.
Remarks
The result of the MCI command is returned by MCIRetrieve.
Components
WINDEVReports and Queries wd230std.dll
Minimum required version
  • Version 9
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