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Public Declare Function Beep Lib "kernel32" Alias "Beep" (ByVal dwFreq As Long, ByVal dwDuration As Long) As Long


I want to know how to output the beep through the pc speakers instead of the speaker inside the pc.
  Thanks a lot.
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by:Jaime Olivares
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You can use WinAPI's PlaySound() function.
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by:burnttime
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You could just use...

Private Sub Form_Load()
Beep
End Sub

No need for the API
Therefore you dont need the code

Public Declare Function Beep Lib "kernel32" Alias "Beep" (ByVal dwFreq As Long, ByVal dwDuration As Long) As Long

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by:s_sansanwal
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Seems your System's default sound playback is set to PC rather than Speakers
Goto Control pannel -> Sound and Audio Devices -> Audio Tab -> change "default device" under "sound playback" to speakers
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by:macaila
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Private Sub Form_Load()
Beep
End Sub

that would be good if i could set the freqvency and the time but if i don't use api i can't,
the normal beep without the api is played on the pc speaker, but the beep with api is played on the speaker inside the computer,
I'm trying to play different freqvencyes to see what is my hearing range is.
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by:_agj_
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maybe u shud use the directsound api.
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Burbble earned 77 total points
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I knew this link would come in handy some day ;-)

http://www.Planet-Source-Code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=39362&lngWId=1

-Burbble
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by:Burbble
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Thanks for the points, glad I could help.

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