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VST.ProgramParamGetValue method

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Obtains the current value for the specific parameter related to the given program.


For further details about methods related to the use of VST effects refer to the VST COM object.

For further details about managing a VST effect refer to the How to manage VST effects tutorial.





[Visual Basic]

control.VST.ProgramParamGetValue (

nPlayer as Integer,

nIdVST as Long,

nProgramIndex as Integer,

nParamIndex as Integer,

fValue as Single

) as Integer



short control.VST.ProgramParamGetValue (

short nPlayer,

long nIdVST,

short nProgramIndex,

short nParamIndex,

float *fValue









Number representing the zero-based index of the involved player


Unique identifier of the VST effect as returned by the VST.EffectLoad or VST.InstrumentLoad methods.


Zero-based index of the program


Zero-based index of the parameter


Reference that, after returning from the method call, will contain the current value of the given parameter.

Values returned by this method are always in the range between 0.0 and 1.0, however, from the view of a VST effect, they may represent completely different values. In general, this value represents the ratio between the minimum and maximum values that the parameter could assume and not the "real" value of the parameter; if for example a certain parameter should have values inside the range 0-256, a value of 128 would be returned as 0.5.

Unfortunately the VST SDK doesn't provide information about "real" minimum and maximum values but only the ratio or, in alternative, the current value in a readable format through a string returned by the call to the VST.ProgramParamGetInfo method having the nInfo parameter set to VST_PARAM_INFO_DISPLAY.



Return value






Negative value

An error occurred (see the LastError property for further error details)

enumErrorCodes.NOERROR (0)

The method call was successful.