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How to: Play a Sound Embedded in a Resource from a Windows Form

You can use the SoundPlayer class to play a sound from an embedded resource.

private void playSoundFromResource(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    System.Reflection.Assembly a = System.Reflection.Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly();
    System.IO.Stream s = a.GetManifestResourceStream("<AssemblyName>.chimes.wav");
    SoundPlayer player = new SoundPlayer(s);
    player.Play();
}

This example requires:

Importing the System.Media namespace.

Including the sound file as an embedded resource in your project.

Replacing "<AssemblyName>" with the name of the assembly in which the sound file is embedded. Do not include the ".dll" suffix.

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