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How can I play a small sound file when showing a form?

Posted on 2007-11-17
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Hi,

I want to play a sound file when showing a form. The sound file contains a little ring just to notify the user about a new messages.

What would be the most efficient way to play the file?

Please advise.
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Jaime Olivares earned 500 total points
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have a look to this little tutorial:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/4y171b18(VS.80).aspx

you will need the namespace System.Media
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by:EEssam
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This is more suitable for me:

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/3w5b27z4(VS.80).aspx

But how can I add the sound file as a resource?
private void playSoundFromResource()
{
    SoundPlayer sndPing = new SoundPlayer(SoundRes.GetType(), "Ping.wav");
    sndPing.Play();
}

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by:Jaime Olivares
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it is a little difficult in .net
First you have to create a .res file (Win32 resource file)
Insert the sound file there, it has to be "WAV" type
Go to your project settings, Application tab, and set your resource file.

To create and edit the .res file, you can create a Native Resource Template in your VS New File Wizard, add the wav file and save as a .res file
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