IDvdControl2::ShowMenu method (strmif.h)

The ShowMenu method displays the specified menu, if available.


  [in]  DVD_MENU_ID MenuID,
  [in]  DWORD       dwFlags,
  [out] IDvdCmd     **ppCmd


[in] MenuID

A DVD_MENU_ID enumeration value that specifies the menu to display.

[in] dwFlags

Bitwise OR of one or more flags from the DVD_CMD_FLAGS enumeration, specifying how to synchronize the command.

[out] ppCmd

Receives a pointer to an IDvdCmd object that can be used to synchronize DVD commands. The caller must release the interface. This parameter can be NULL. For more information, see Synchronizing DVD Commands.

Return value

Returns one of the following values.

Return code Description
The MenuID parameter is invalid.
Invalid domain.
The specified menu does not exist.
UOP control prohibits the operation.


The Video Manager Menu (VMGM) should be accessible from the Title or the Video Title Set domains. The Video Title Set menus (VTSMs) might only be accessible through the VMGM. Any submenus under each VTSM (for chapters, angles, and audio and subpicture streams) are only accessible through that VTSM.

This method is demonstrated in the DVDSample application application in CDvdCore::RootMenu and CDvdCore::TitleMenu.

The following table shows the Annex J command name to which this method name corresponds, and the domains in which this method is valid.

Annex J Command Name Valid Domains
Menu_Call All.


Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header strmif.h (include Dshow.h)
Library Strmiids.lib

See also

DVD Applications

Error and Success Codes

IDvdControl2 Interface

Working With DVD Menus