CD Change Notifications

Environment: The demo was written using Visual C++ 6.0

Getting Notification of CD-ROM Insertion or Removal:

Some Win32 applications need to know when the user inserts or removes a compact disc from a CD-ROM drive without polling for media changes. Windows NT provide a way to notify these applications through the WM_DEVICECHANGE message. This article explains how to handle the WM_DEVICECHANGE message to detect CD-ROM media changes. Furthermore is describes a way to cancel Autoplay application using the QueryCancelAutoPlay event.

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Date Last Updated: April 4, 1999