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How to: Play a Sound from a Windows Form

This example plays a sound at a given path at run time.

private void playSimpleSound()
{
    SoundPlayer simpleSound = new SoundPlayer(@"c:\Windows\Media\chimes.wav");
    simpleSound.Play();
}

This example requires:

  • That you replace the file name "c:\Windows\Media\chimes.wav" with a valid file name.

  • (C#) A reference to the System.Media namespace.

File operations should be enclosed within appropriate structured exception handling blocks.

The following conditions may cause an exception:

Do not make decisions about the contents of the file based on the name of the file. For example, the file Form1.vb may not be a Visual Basic source file. Verify all inputs before using the data in your application.

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