Provides methods for playing sounds.
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|Equals(Object)||Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Finalize||Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode||Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|MemberwiseClone||Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Play(String)||Plays a .wav sound file.|
|Play(Byte, AudioPlayMode)||Plays a .wav sound file.|
|Play(Stream, AudioPlayMode)||Plays a .wav sound file.|
|Play(String, AudioPlayMode)||Plays a .wav sound file.|
|PlaySystemSound||Plays a system sound.|
|Stop||Stops a sound playing in the background.|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
You can use the My.Computer.Audio.Play and My.Computer.Audio.PlaySystemSound methods to play .wav sound files and system sounds.
The following table lists examples of tasks involving the My.Computer.Audio object.
Play a sound.
Play a sound many times.
Stop a sound playing in the background.
Availability by Project Type
Windows Control Library
Web Control Library
The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member has the following Resources property value: Resources. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.
The My.Computer.Audio.Play method plays the specified sound in the background when AudioPlayMode.Background is specified.
This code can run only within a Windows Forms application.
The file name should reference a .wav sound file on your system.
To simplify the management of your sound files, consider storing the files as application resources. The files can then be accessed through the My.Resources object.
Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2
The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.