SystemSounds Class

Note: This class is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Retrieves sounds associated with a set of Windows operating system sound-event types. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace: System.Media
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

public sealed class SystemSounds
public final class SystemSounds
public final class SystemSounds

The SystemSounds class provides methods for retrieving the sounds associated with a set of operating system sound-event types for the current user. The sounds associated with each type of operating system sound event can be configured in Windows Control Panel.

SystemSounds provides static methods to access the sounds associated with the Asterisk, Beep, Exclamation, Hand and Question sound events. Each property returns a SystemSound that can be used to play the sound.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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