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GetCdDriveDesc method

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Retrieves the friendly description of the requested CD drive. This method is very useful when you have to fill a combo box with the friendly names of the available CD drives.


The total number of available CD drives can be obtained using the GetCdDrivesCount method.





[Visual Basic]

Public Function GetCdDriveDesc (

nCdDriveIndex as Int16

) as String



public string GetCdDriveDesc (

Int16 nCdDriveIndex




public: string GetCdDriveDesc (

Int16 nCdDriveIndex









Number representing the zero-based index of the CD drive whose friendly name must be retrieved.

Installed CD drives can be enumerated using the GetCdDrivesCount method.


Return value






Empty string

The value of the nCdDriveIndex parameter was out of range. Use the value returned by the GetCdDrivesCount method in order to know how many CD drive are currently installed on the system.

Valid string

The string containing the friendly description of the requested CD drive.