DVD.back method

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The back method returns the display from a submenu to its parent menu.




This method has no parameters.

Return value

This method does not return a value.


Every DVD is authored differently. Some DVDs are authored so that the back method is available from the root menu, but when invoked, it will do nothing.

Windows Media Player 10 Mobile: This method always succeeds, but does not perform the intended operation.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client
Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server
Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Windows Media Player for Windows XP or later.

See also

DVD Object