IAudioEndpointVolume::SetChannelVolumeLevel method (endpointvolume.h)

The SetChannelVolumeLevel method sets the volume level, in decibels, of the specified channel of the audio stream that enters or leaves the audio endpoint device.


HRESULT SetChannelVolumeLevel(
  [in] UINT    nChannel,
  [in] float   fLevelDB,
  [in] LPCGUID pguidEventContext


[in] nChannel

The channel number. If the audio stream contains n channels, the channels are numbered from 0 to n– 1. To obtain the number of channels, call the IAudioEndpointVolume::GetChannelCount method.

[in] fLevelDB

The new volume level in decibels. To obtain the range and granularity of the volume levels that can be set by this method, call the IAudioEndpointVolume::GetVolumeRange method.

[in] pguidEventContext

Context value for the IAudioEndpointVolumeCallback::OnNotify method. This parameter points to an event-context GUID. If the SetChannelVolumeLevel call changes the volume level of the endpoint, all clients that have registered IAudioEndpointVolumeCallback interfaces with that endpoint will receive notifications. In its implementation of the OnNotify method, a client can inspect the event-context GUID to discover whether it or another client is the source of the volume-change event. If the caller supplies a NULL pointer for this parameter, the notification routine receives the context GUID value GUID_NULL.

Return value

If the method succeeds, it returns S_OK. If the method fails, possible return codes include, but are not limited to, the values shown in the following table.

Return code Description
Parameter nChannel is greater than or equal to the number of channels in the stream; or parameter fLevelDB lies outside of the volume range supported by the device.
Out of memory.


If volume level fLevelDB falls outside of the volume range reported by the IAudioEndpointVolume::GetVolumeRange method, the SetChannelVolumeLevel call fails and returns error code E_INVALIDARG.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Target Platform Windows
Header endpointvolume.h

See also

IAudioEndpointVolume Interface



IAudioEndpointVolumeCallback Interface