Visual Basic: Multimedia MCI Control

Examples (Multimedia MCI Control)

Visual Basic Example

The following example illustrates the procedure used to open an MCI device with a compatible data file. By placing this code in the Form_Load procedure, your application can use the Multimedia MCI control "as is" to play, record, and rewind the file Gong.wav. To try this example, first create a form with a Multimedia MCI control.

Private Sub Form_Load () 
   ' Set properties needed by MCI to open.
   MMControl1.Notify = FALSE
   MMControl1.Wait = TRUE
   MMControl1.Shareable = FALSE
   MMControl1.DeviceType = "WaveAudio"
   MMControl1.FileName = "C:\WINDOWS\MMDATA\GONG.WAV"

   ' Open the MCI WaveAudio device.
   MMControl1.Command = "Open"
End Sub

To properly manage multimedia resources, you should close those MCI devices that are open before exiting your application. You can place the following statement in the Form_Unload procedure to close an open MCI device before exiting from the form containing the Multimedia MCI control.

Private Sub Form_Unload (Cancel As Integer)
   MMControl1.Command = "Close"
End Sub