Settings.requestMediaAccessRights method

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The requestMediaAccessRights method requests a specified level of access to the library.


bRetVal = Settings.requestMediaAccessRights(


access [in]

String specifying the desired access rights level. Contains one of the following values.

String Description
none Current item access rights only.
read Read access rights only.
full Read/Write access rights.

Return value

This method returns a Boolean value indicating whether the requested access rights were granted.


A webpage must first request permission from the user to read information from or write data to the library. Invoking this method prompts the user with a dialog box that requests the specified permission level. This means that certain methods, properties, and events will be inaccessible from code if the appropriate access rights have not been granted. The current access rights level can be retrieved using Settings.mediaAccessRights.

Windows Media Player 10 Mobile: This method always returns true.


Requirement Value
Windows Media Player 9 Series or later.

See also

Settings Object