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WASAPI.RenderDeviceStop method

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Stops a WASAPI device previously started through the WASAPI.RenderDeviceStartExcusive or WASAPI.RenderDeviceStartShared methods. You can know if a WASAPI device is already started through the WASAPI .DeviceIsStarted method.


This method will affect any other instance of the component inside the application. If the component should be used in conjunction with the Audio DJ Studio API for .NET and/or Audio Sound Editor API for .NET components, these ones would be affected too.


This method is only intended for usage with Windows Vista and later versions.

For further details about WASAPI see the WASAPIMan class and the How to manage audio playback through WASAPI tutorial.





[Visual Basic]

Public Function RenderDeviceStop (

nDeviceIndex as Int32,

bReset as Boolean

) as enumErrorCodes



public enumErrorCodes RenderDeviceStop (

Int32 nDeviceIndex,

bool bReset




public: enumErrorCodes RenderDeviceStop (

Int32 nDeviceIndex,

bool bReset









Number representing the zero-based index of the WASAPI device of interest. The total number of available WASAPI devices can be obtained using the WASAPI.RenderDeviceGetCount method.


Boolean value indicating if the device buffer must be flushed.

Supported values are the following:

Mnemonic constant



The device buffer must not be reset


The device buffer must be reset



Return value






Negative value

An error occurred (see the LastError property for further error details)

enumErrorCodes.NOERROR (0)

The method call was successful.