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This class loads and plays a video file, and provides access to the Media Control Interface (MCI).

Category Multimedia

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Properties, Events, Methods Description

AutoOpen property

Specifies whether the video file specified should be automatically opened when the class is created.

Default: .T.

AutoPlay property

Specifies whether the video file should automatically play after opening.

Default: .T.

AutoRepeat property

If true (.T.), specifies that the video file will play continuously.

Default: .T.

cFileName property

Specifies the video file associated with the Video Frame.

Default: ""

Controlsource property

Specifies the source of data to which an object is bound.

Default: ""

MCIAlias property

Specifies the alias for the video file when calling MCI commands. If empty, the name of the file is used.

Default: ""

MCIError property

Specifies the result of the last MCI command executed.

Default: 0

MCIErrorString property

Stores the error string from the last MCI command executed.

Default: ""

CloseVideo method

Closes the video file and releases all resources.

Syntax: CloseVideo(В )

Return: none

Arguments: none

DoMCI method

Executes an MCI command.

Syntax: DoMCI(cMCIcmd)

Return: cRetString

Arguments: cMCIcmd specifies the command to run.

PauseVideo method

Pauses a currently playing video.

Syntax: PauseVideo(В )

Return: none

Arguments: none

PlayVideo method

Plays the currently loaded video.

Syntax: PlayVideo(В )

Return: none

Arguments: none

SetPosition method

Makes it possible for the user to set the position of the media file.

Syntax: SetPosition(cPosition)

Return: none

Arguments: cPosition specifies Start, End, or a number representing milliseconds into the media file.

GetMCIError method

Internal to the class.

OpenVideo method

Internal to the class.

ShowMCIError method

Internal to the class.

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