Controls.playItem method

The playItem method plays the specified media item.

Syntax


Controls.playItem(
  theMediaItem
)

Parameters

theMediaItem [in]

Media object to be played.

Return value

This method does not return a value.

Remarks

The media item will be loaded and played automatically, regardless of the value of the Settings.autoStart property. To load an item without playing it automatically, set Settings.autoStart to false and assign a value to Player.URL, after which play can be called to start playing the item.

Note

playItem works only with items in currentPlaylist. Calling playItem with a reference to a saved media item is not supported.

Examples

The following JScript example uses playItem to play a media item from the current playlist. The item to play is chosen based upon its position in the playlist. The Player object was created with ID = "Player".



// Declare a variable to hold the position of the media item 
// in the current playlist. An arbitrary value is supplied here.
var index = 3

// Retrieve the media item at the fourth position in the current playlist.
var media = Player.currentPlaylist.item(index);

// Play the media item.
Player.controls.playItem(media);



Requirements

Version

Windows Media Player version 7.0 or later.

DLL

Wmp.dll

See also

Controls Object
Playlist.item

 

 

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