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Headset Microphones Do Not Have Programmatically Detectable Microphone Mute from Headset Mute Button RRS feed

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  • I have a couple of gaming headsets both with a mute button. If I go into Windows 10 Sound Manager I can see the headset speakers and microphone and all have a mute checkbox.

    I have written a program in C++ that allows me to mute or un-mute the microphone as seen in the Sound Manager and the checkbox is turned on and off successfully coinciding with my C++ program settings. 

    This setting is overriding the Mute button on the headset and I can see no way to detect the user muting the microphone via the headset's mute button.  I am trying to incorporate into an application for the Visually Impaired or Totally Blind the ability to play a unique sound effect into the headset speakers that would tell the user if the microphone is muted or un-muted when they press the headset's mute button.

    See also directly related artical: https://github.com/naudio/NAudio/issues/337

    I already know that this behavior is "By Design" as of Windows Vista.

    Question 1: When Direct-x was retired, why wasn't the ability to have separate volume and mute controls for each device considered in the new Vista design? The decision was apparently made to push that functionality to become the device driver's responsibility, who's volume and mute properties are not accessible programmatically.

    I have a Dell Computer Running Windows 10 1809 with MAXXAUDIOPRO by Waves

    I really do miss Direct-X it behaved perfectly for developers.

    Please consider adding such functionality to future versions of Windows and to also have as part of the Windows Development Committee a member that represents the Hearing Impaired as well as the Visually Impaired that will give good input for enhancements to the Ease of Access Technology.

    Thank you all for listening.


    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:01 AM

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  • Hi Robertson,

    Thank you for posting here.

    Our forum is to discuss about Visual studio WPF/SL Designer, Visual Studio Guidence Automation Toolkit, Developer Documentation and Help System, and visual studio editor.  We will move this thread to Where is the Forum for...? forum to redirect it. Then you could post your issue on the appropriate forum for better support.

    Thank you for understanding.

    Best Regards,

    Dylan


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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 5:28 AM
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  • You can provide windows feedback via feedback hub

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4021566/windows-10-send-feedback-to-microsoft-with-feedback-hub

    and also ask windows desktop development questions over here.

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsdesktop/en-US/home?category=windowsdesktopdev

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 12:42 PM
  • Thank you very much for the direction, I just posted this item as a discussion instead of a question on the hardware forum.
    Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:13 PM
  • Thanks for the Info, the first thing I tried before posting here was feedbackhub from within windows but there was a character limit on the textbox and I couldn't a button to attach a file.

    I also posted a discussion on https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsdesktop/en-US/home?category=windowsdesktopdev  however was not able to signin because the SignIn link is not a hyper link or a button therefore it must have become an anonymous post.

    Thanks again for your help. 

    Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:18 PM
  •  was not able to signin because the SignIn link is not a hyper link or a button therefore it must have become an anonymous post.

    You may need to create an answers profile. answers.microsoft.com uses a different forums profile than is used here.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/page/gettingstarted

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Wednesday, March 27, 2019 8:24 PM