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SetTapeParameters

The SetTapeParameters function either specifies the block size of a tape or configures the tape device.

VB4-32,5,6
Declare Function SetTapeParameters Lib "kernel32" Alias "SetTapeParameters" (ByVal hDevice As Long, ByVal dwOperation As Long, lpTapeInformation As Any) As Long

Operating Systems Supported
Requires Windows NT 3.1 or later; Win9x/ME: Not supported

Library
Kernel32

Parameter Information
hDevice
Identifies the device for which to set configuration information. This handle is created by using the CreateFile function.

dwOperation
Specifies the type of information to set. This parameter must be one of the following values:
SET_TAPE_MEDIA_INFORMATION
Sets the tape-specific information specified by the lpTapeInformation parameter.
SET_TAPE_DRIVE_INFORMATION
Sets the device-specific information specified by lpTapeInformation.

lpTapeInformation
Points to a structure that contains the information to set. If the dwOperation parameter is SET_TAPE_MEDIA_INFORMATION, lpTapeInformation points to a TAPE_SET_MEDIA_PARAMETERS structure.
If dwOperation is SET_TAPE_DRIVE_INFORMATION, lpTapeInformation points to a TAPE_SET_DRIVE_PARAMETERS structure.

Return Values
If the function succeeds, the return value is NO_ERROR.

If the function fails, the return value is one of the following error codes:
ERROR_BEGINNING_OF_MEDIA
An attempt to access data before the beginning-of-medium marker failed.

ERROR_BUS_RESET
A reset condition was detected on the bus.

ERROR_END_OF_MEDIA
The end-of-tape marker was reached during an operation.

ERROR_FILEMARK_DETECTED
A filemark was reached during an operation.

ERROR_SETMARK_DETECTED
A setmark was reached during an operation.

ERROR_NO_DATA_DETECTED
The end-of-data marker was reached during an operation.

ERROR_PARTITION_FAILURE
The tape could not be partitioned.

ERROR_INVALID_BLOCK_LENGTH
The block size is incorrect on a new tape in a multivolume partition.

ERROR_DEVICE_NOT_PARTITIONED
The partition information could not be found when a tape was being loaded.

ERROR_MEDIA_CHANGED
The tape that was in the drive has been replaced or removed.

ERROR_NO_MEDIA_IN_DRIVE
There is no media in the drive.

ERROR_NOT_SUPPORTED
The tape driver does not support a requested function.

ERROR_UNABLE_TO_LOCK_MEDIA
An attempt to lock the ejection mechanism failed.

ERROR_UNABLE_TO_UNLOAD_MEDIA
An attempt to unload the tape failed.

ERROR_WRITE_PROTECT
The media is write protected.

Examples

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