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Stored procedures
MCIPosition (Function)
In French: MCIPosition
Returns or modifies the current position in a multimedia file that was opened beforehand (MCIOpen).
Example
MCIOpen("Sound.wav", "MySound")
...
MCIPlay("MySound")
...
MCIPosition("MySound", 10)
...
MCIClose("MySound")
Syntax

Modifying the position in the file Hide the details

<Result> = MCIPosition(<Multimedia File or Alias> , <Position> [, <Parameters> [, <Name of Message Window>]])
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the positioning was performed,
  • False otherwise. To find out the error number, use MCIErr.
    To find out the error details, use MCIMsgErr or ErrorInfo associated with the errMessage constant.
    The status report of command is returned by MCIRetrieve.
<Multimedia File or Alias>: Character string
Name of multimedia file to use (AVI, MP3, ...) or alias defined when opening the file (MCIOpen).
<Position>: Character string (with quotes)
New position in the file. This position is expressed in the format specified by MCIPositionFormat.
<Parameters>: Optional character string (with quotes)
Additional parameters if necessary. These parameters can be known by checking the documentation of the Windows MCI function named "seek".
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.
<Name of Message Window>: 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.

Finding out the position in the file Hide the details

<Result> = MCIPosition(<Multimedia File or Alias> [, <Name of Message Window>])
<Result>: Character string
Position in the file. This position is expressed in the format specified by MCIPositionFormat.
<Multimedia File or Alias>: Character string
Name of multimedia file to close (AVI, MP3, ...) or alias defined when opening the file (MCIOpen).
<Name of Message Window>: 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
Once MCIPosition has been used, to make sure that the positioning was performed, we recommend that you use the following code line:
WHILE MCIStatus(<File or Alias>) <> MciStatusStop
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Components
WINDEVReports and Queries wd230std.dll
See also
Minimum required version
  • Version 9
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