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Wrapper Library for Windows MIDI API

, 28 Jan 2008 MIT
A small library encapsulating the Windows MIDI API
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#ifndef MIDI_MSG_H
#define MIDI_MSG_H



  Interface for the CMIDIMsg class. This is the base class for all MIDI
  message classes.

  Copyright (C) 2002 Leslie Sanford

  This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
  modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
  License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
  version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

  This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
  but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
  Lesser General Public License for more details.

  You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
  License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software
  Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307 

  Contact: Leslie Sanford (

  Last modified: 12/14/2002


// Dependencies

#include "stdafx.h"    // For DWORD data type

// Forward declarations

namespace midi
    class CMIDIOutDevice;

namespace midi
    // CMIDIMsg class
    // This class represents the base class for all MIDI messages.

    class CMIDIMsg
        virtual ~CMIDIMsg() {}

        // Sends MIDI message
        virtual void SendMsg(midi::CMIDIOutDevice &OutDevice) = 0; 

        // Gets the MIDI message length
        virtual DWORD GetLength() const = 0;

        // Gets the MIDI message
        virtual const char *GetMsg() const = 0;

        // Get/Set time stamp
        DWORD GetTimeStamp() const { return m_TimeStamp; }
        void SetTimeStamp(DWORD TimeStamp) { m_TimeStamp = TimeStamp; }

        DWORD m_TimeStamp;


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About the Author

Leslie Sanford
United States United States
Aside from dabbling in BASIC on his old Atari 1040ST years ago, Leslie's programming experience didn't really begin until he discovered the Internet in the late 90s. There he found a treasure trove of information about two of his favorite interests: MIDI and sound synthesis.

After spending a good deal of time calculating formulas he found on the Internet for creating new sounds by hand, he decided that an easier way would be to program the computer to do the work for him. This led him to learn C. He discovered that beyond using programming as a tool for synthesizing sound, he loved programming in and of itself.

Eventually he taught himself C++ and C#, and along the way he immersed himself in the ideas of object oriented programming. Like many of us, he gotten bitten by the design patterns bug and a copy of GOF is never far from his hands.

Now his primary interest is in creating a complete MIDI toolkit using the C# language. He hopes to create something that will become an indispensable tool for those wanting to write MIDI applications for the .NET framework.

Besides programming, his other interests are photography and playing his Les Paul guitars.

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