Microsoft DirectX 9.0


The GetPreviewMode method retrieves the preview mode for the group.


HRESULT GetPreviewMode(
    BOOL *pfPreview



Pointer to a variable that receives a Boolean value indicating the preview mode. If TRUE, the group is in preview mode. If FALSE, the group is in authoring mode.

Return Value

Returns S_OK if successful, or E_POINTER otherwise.


In preview mode, frames are dropped during slow effects or transitions to keep the video synchronized with the audio. The video might look choppy as a result. In authoring mode, every frame is rendered. Authoring mode is appropriate for writing files; for on-screen preview, the video might become out of sync with the audio.


Header: Include Qedit.h. This header file is not compatible with Microsoft® Direct3D® headers later than version 7.

Library: Use strmiids.lib.

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