Microsoft DirectX 9.0

Track Configuration

Using the IDirectMusicSegment8::SetTrackConfig and IDirectMusicSegmentState8::SetTrackConfig methods, an application can modify the behavior of any track in a segment. Configuration options include the following:

For a list of the track configuration flags and a table of the flags valid on standard tracks, see IDirectMusicSegmentState8::SetTrackConfig.

Two of the configuration flags, DMUS_TRACKCONFIG_CONTROL_PLAY and DMUS_TRACKCONFIG_CONTROL_NOTIFICATION, extend the powers of secondary control segments. Normally, a secondary control segment manages only parameters that are obtained by the performance through calls to IDirectMusicTrack8::GetParam. Like any segment, the control segment can also make changes to the performance by sending messages. For example, it might change the volume of the performance. Such changes might appear to be overriding parameters in the primary segment, but they differ from true control changes in two ways:

When the DMUS_TRACKCONFIG_CONTROL_PLAY or DMUS_TRACKCONFIG_CONTROL_NOTIFICATION flag is set on a track, the equivalent track on the primary segment is disabled. It is enabled again when the controlling segment stops.

The SetTrackConfig method is available on the IDirectMusicSegmentState8 interface as well as on IDirectMusicSegment8. The parameters are identical, but the effect differs as follows:

The following example code disables a chord progression track in the segment addressed by pSegment. Chord progressions are broadcast as control segment parameters, so the track is disabled by turning off the DMUS_TRACKCONFIG_CONTROL_ENABLED flag.

HRESULT hr = pSegment->SetTrackConfig(CLSID_DirectMusicChordTrack,

The next example does the opposite, enabling all chord tracks to play:

hr = pSegment->SetTrackConfig(CLSID_DirectMusicChordTrack, 

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