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Playing Multimedia Files

You can easily play system sounds or .WAV files through the My.Computer.Audio section of My:

  • My.Computer.Audio.PlaySystemSound accepts an enumeration and plays one of the common system sounds such as Beep.
  • My.Computer.Audio.Play accepts a path to a .WAV file and an enumeration that indicates how to play—continuously, for example—and plays the .WAV file.

Listing 1 shows two sample statements that play sounds. The first plays the Beep sound, and the second plays the default chime heard when you log off Windows XP.

Listing 1 Two sound statements.

My.Computer.Audio.PlaySystemSound(Media.SystemSounds.Beep)
My.Computer.Audio.Play( _
 "C:\WINDOWS\Media\Windows XP Logoff Sound.wav", _
 AudioPlayMode.WaitToComplete)
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