Microsoft DirectX 9.0


The SelectParentalCountry method sets the country/region for interpreting parental access levels and setting default languages.


HRESULT SelectParentalCountry(
  BYTE country_region[2]



[in] Array of values of type BYTE that specifies the current country/region according to ISO 3166.

Return Values

Returns one of the following values.

Return code Description
S_OK Success.
E_INVALIDARG Invalid argument.
VFW_E_DVD_INVALIDDOMAIN The DVD Navigator filter is not in a valid domain.


The parental country/region determines the meaning of the eight generic parental levels as well as the default language for the soundtrack and menus. For details, see Enforcing Parental Management Levels.

The following table shows the Annex J command name to which this method name corresponds, and the domains in which this method is valid.

Annex J Command Name Valid Domains
Parental_Country_Select DVD_DOMAIN_Stop

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