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SoundPlayer.Play Method

Plays the .wav file using a new thread, and loads the .wav file first if it has not been loaded.

Namespace:  System.Media
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public void Play()

ExceptionCondition
TimeoutException

The elapsed time during loading exceeds the time, in milliseconds, specified by LoadTimeout.

FileNotFoundException

The file specified by SoundLocation cannot be found.

InvalidOperationException

The .wav header is corrupted; the file specified by SoundLocation is not a PCM .wav file.

The Play method plays the sound using a new thread. If you call Play before the .wav file has been loaded into memory, the .wav file will be loaded before playback starts. You can use the LoadAsync or Load method to load the .wav file to memory in advance. After a .wav file is successfully loaded from a Stream or URL, future calls to playback methods for the SoundPlayer will not need to reload the .wav file until the path for the sound changes.

If the .wav file has not been specified or it fails to load, the Play method will play the default beep sound.

The following code example demonstrates the use of the Play method to asynchronously play a .wav file. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the SoundPlayer class.

ReportStatus("Playing .wav file asynchronously.");
player.Play();

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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