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Plays a .wav sound file.
' Usage My.Computer.Audio.Play(location) My.Computer.Audio.Play(location ,playMode) My.Computer.Audio.Play(data ,playMode) My.Computer.Audio.Play(stream ,playMode) ' Declaration Public Sub Play( _ ByVal location As String _ ) ' -or- Public Sub Play( _ ByVal location As String, _ ByVal playMode As AudioPlayMode _ ) ' -or- Public Sub Play( _ ByVal data As Byte(), _ ByVal playMode As AudioPlayMode _ ) ' -or- Public Sub Play( _ ByVal stream As System.IO.Stream, _ ByVal playMode As AudioPlayMode _ )
A String containing the name of the sound file
Byte array that represents the sound file.
The following conditions can cause an exception:
The data or stream is Nothing, or location is an empty string ( ).
The playMode argument is not one of the values ( ).
The user does not have sufficient permissions to access the file named by location ( ).
The file path is malformed in location ( )
The path name in location is too long ( )
A partial-trust situation exists in which the user lacks necessary permissions ().
The Play method plays the .wav sound file stored as a file at location, as a byte array in data, or as a stream in stream.
If the overload that takes only the location parameter is used, the Play method plays the sound in the background. Otherwise, the playMode parameter determines how the sound will play.
Plays the sound in the background. The calling code continues to execute.
Plays the sound in the background until theis called. The calling code continues to execute.
Plays the sound and waits until it completes before the calling code continues.
Background playing lets the application execute other code while the sound plays. For more information, seeand .
The My.Computer.Audio.Play method plays the specified sound in the background when PlayMode.Background is specified.
Sub PlayBackgroundSoundFile() My.Computer.Audio.Play("C:\Waterfall.wav", _ AudioPlayMode.Background) End Sub
This code example can only run 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. They can then be accessed through the.