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im trying to play background music on my program in a wav or mp3 file, i have been searching and havent found much. im a beginner as far as knowing alot of code. so if you know please explain in detail. Im looking for the simplest code on this one
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If your using the WAV format this will work for you.  The first button starts the WAV file playing in a loop.  The second one stops the WAV file.

Public Class Form1
    Inherits System.Windows.Forms.Form

#Region " Windows Form Designer generated code "

    Public Sub New()
        MyBase.New()

        'This call is required by the Windows Form Designer.
        InitializeComponent()

        'Add any initialization after the InitializeComponent() call

    End Sub

    'Form overrides dispose to clean up the component list.
    Protected Overloads Overrides Sub Dispose(ByVal disposing As Boolean)
        If disposing Then
            If Not (components Is Nothing) Then
                components.Dispose()
            End If
        End If
        MyBase.Dispose(disposing)
    End Sub

    'Required by the Windows Form Designer
    Private components As System.ComponentModel.IContainer

    'NOTE: The following procedure is required by the Windows Form Designer
    'It can be modified using the Windows Form Designer.  
    'Do not modify it using the code editor.
    Friend WithEvents Button1 As System.Windows.Forms.Button
    Friend WithEvents Button2 As System.Windows.Forms.Button
    <System.Diagnostics.DebuggerStepThrough()> Private Sub InitializeComponent()
        Me.Button1 = New System.Windows.Forms.Button
        Me.Button2 = New System.Windows.Forms.Button
        Me.SuspendLayout()
        '
        'Button1
        '
        Me.Button1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(8, 8)
        Me.Button1.Name = "Button1"
        Me.Button1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(96, 24)
        Me.Button1.TabIndex = 0
        Me.Button1.Text = "Button1"
        '
        'Button2
        '
        Me.Button2.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(112, 8)
        Me.Button2.Name = "Button2"
        Me.Button2.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(104, 24)
        Me.Button2.TabIndex = 1
        Me.Button2.Text = "Button2"
        '
        'Form1
        '
        Me.AutoScaleBaseSize = New System.Drawing.Size(5, 13)
        Me.ClientSize = New System.Drawing.Size(292, 266)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.Button2)
        Me.Controls.Add(Me.Button1)
        Me.Name = "Form1"
        Me.Text = "Form1"
        Me.ResumeLayout(False)

    End Sub

#End Region

    Private Declare Sub sndPlaySound Lib "winmm.dll" Alias "sndPlaySoundA" (ByVal lpszSoundName As String, ByVal uFlags As Long)

    Private Const SND_NODEFAULT = &H2
    Private Const SND_ASYNC = &H1
    Private Const SND_LOOP = &H8

    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        sndPlaySound(Environment.CurrentDirectory() & "\temp.wav", SND_ASYNC Or SND_LOOP Or SND_NODEFAULT)
    End Sub

    Private Sub Button2_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button2.Click
        sndPlaySound(vbNullString, 0)
    End Sub

End Class
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