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MixerGetCount method

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Retrieves the number of mixers currently installed on your system: usually this number is strictly related to the number of sound cards currently installed on your system.


The friendly name of each mixer can be obtained using the MixerGetDesc method.


IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE WINDOWS VERSION: This method is only intended for usage when the operating system is Windows XP or older versions; for Windows Vista and higher versions it's recommended using methods exposed by the CoreAudioDevices COM object.





[Visual Basic]

control.MixerGetCount (

) as Integer



short control.MixerGetCount (




Return value


The number of mixers currently installed on the system.