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My.Computer.Audio.Stop Method 

Stops a sound playing in the background.

' Usage
' Declaration
Public Sub Stop()

The My.Computer.Audio.Stop method stops a sound playing in the background that was started by the My.Computer.Audio.Play method.

Background playing lets the application execute other code while the sound plays. For more information, see How to: Play Looping Sounds in Visual Basic and How to: Play Sounds in Visual Basic.

In general, when an application plays a looping sound, it should stop the sound at some point.

The following table lists an example of a task involving the My.Computer.Audio.Stop method.

To See

Stop a sound playing in the background

How to: Stop Playing Sounds in the Background in Visual Basic

This example uses the My.Computer.Audio.Stop method to stop the application currently playing background or looping sound and uses the My.Computer.Audio.Play method to play a looping sound in the background.

Sub PlayLoopingBackgroundSoundFile()
    My.Computer.Audio.Play("C:\Waterfall.wav", _
End Sub
Sub StopBackgroundSound()
End Sub

This code example 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. These files can then be accessed through the My.Resources Object.

Namespace: Microsoft.VisualBasic.Devices

Class: Audio

Assembly: Visual Basic Runtime Library (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

Availability by Project Type

Project type Available

Windows Application


Class Library


Console Application


Windows Control Library


Web Control Library


Windows Service


Web Site


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