DirectSound Functions

[The feature associated with this page, DirectSound, is a legacy feature. It has been superseded by WASAPI and Audio Graphs. Media Casting have been optimized for Windows 10 and Windows 11. Microsoft strongly recommends that new code use Media Casting instead of DirectSound, when possible. Microsoft suggests that existing code that uses the legacy APIs be rewritten to use the new APIs if possible.]

This section contains reference information for DirectSound and DirectSoundCapture global functions.

Function Description
DirectSoundCaptureCreate8 Creates and initializes an object that supports the IDirectSoundCapture8 interface.
DirectSoundCaptureEnumerate Enumerates the DirectSoundCapture objects installed in the system.
DirectSoundCreate8 Creates and initializes an object that supports the IDirectSound8 interface.
DirectSoundEnumerate Enumerates the DirectSound drivers installed in the system.
DirectSoundFullDuplexCreate8 Creates the DirectSound and DirectSoundCapture objects and returns the IDirectSoundFullDuplex8 interface.
GetDeviceID Retrieves the unique device identifier of the default playback and capture devices selected by the user.