Provides methods for playing sounds.
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)
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For more detailed information, see the Visual Basic topic My.Computer.Audio 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 in the background.
Play a sound once and wait for completion.
Play a sound many times.
Stop a sound playing in the background.
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, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98
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