Interaction.Beep Method

Sounds a tone through the computer's speaker.

Namespace: Microsoft.VisualBasic
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualBasic (in microsoft.visualbasic.dll)

public static void Beep ()
public static void Beep ()
public static function Beep ()

For more detailed information, see the Visual Basic topic Beep Function.

The pitch and duration of the beep depend on your hardware and system software and therefore vary among computers.


The Beep function requires UIPermission at the SafeTopLevelWindows level, which may affect its execution in partial-trust situations. For more information, see Requesting Permissions and UIPermission Class.

This example uses the Beep function to sound a long, uninterrupted tone through the computer's speaker.

Dim I As Integer
For I = 1 To 100   ' Loop 100 times.
   Beep   ' Sound a tone.
Next I

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0