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How to determine play length of a MIDI file?

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How do I determine the length of a midi file in seconds, milliseconds or whatever is possible? I would like to be able to display the time remaining and update the display using the MCI StatusUpdate event. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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The MCI has a 'Length' property which specifies the length of the file as defined by the 'TimeFormat' property:

MMControl1.Command = "Open" 'Must be open before you can get the length
MMControl1.TimeFormat = mciFormatMilliseconds
Debug.Print MMControl1.Length
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I think this will work. I have tried it and everything seems OK. The problem I had was that I set the .TimeFormat property before opening the file and it won't work that way. Thanks for your help!
Foyal
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