The GetTapeParameters function retrieves information that describes the tape or the tape drive.
Declare Function GetTapeParameters Lib "kernel32" Alias "GetTapeParameters" (ByVal hDevice As Long, ByVal dwOperation As Long, lpdwSize As Long, lpTapeInformation As Any) As Long
|Operating Systems Supported|
|Requires Windows NT 3.1 or later; Win9x/ME: Not supported|
Identifies the device about which information is sought. This handle is created by using the CreateFile function.
Specifies the type of information requested. This parameter must be one of the following values:
Retrieves information about the tape in the tape device.
Retrieves information about the tape device.
Points to a variable that receives the size, in bytes, of the buffer specified by the lpTapeInformation parameter. If the buffer is too small, this parameter receives the required size.
Points to a structure that contains the requested information. If the dwOperation parameter is GET_TAPE_MEDIA_INFORMATION, lpTapeInformation points to a TAPE_GET_MEDIA_PARAMETERS structure.
If dwOperation is GET_TAPE_DRIVE_INFORMATION, lpTapeInformation points to a TAPE_GET_DRIVE_PARAMETERS structure.
|If the function succeeds, the return value is NO_ERROR. |
If the function fails, the return value is one of the following error codes:
An attempt to access data before the beginning-of-medium marker failed.
A reset condition was detected on the bus.
The end-of-tape marker was reached during an operation.
A filemark was reached during an operation.
A setmark was reached during an operation.
The end-of-data marker was reached during an operation.
The tape could not be partitioned.
The block size is incorrect on a new tape in a multivolume partition.
The partition information could not be found when a tape was being loaded.
The tape that was in the drive has been replaced or removed.
There is no media in the drive.
The tape driver does not support a requested function.
An attempt to lock the ejection mechanism failed.
An attempt to unload the tape failed.
The media is write protected.