How do I create a Windows Media Player playlist in

Posted on 2007-11-23
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
I have a Windows Media Player control on a form, and when I call AXWindowsMediaPlayer1.url = "etc" it plays the song fine.

However, I am unsure how to add another file to the playlist (I believe the current playlist which is created when you play a file is called "Now Playing".)

Does anyone know how to add files to a playlist in visual basic 2005?

Question by:BIGZIPZ1
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by:Mike Tomlinson
ID: 20341513
I've created a PlayList before using code like this:

            Dim Playlist As WMPLib.IWMPPlaylist = axWindowsMediaPlayer1.newPlaylist("MyPlayList", "")

            ' etc...

            axWindowsMediaPlayer1.currentPlaylist = Playlist

Author Comment

ID: 20341628
Hey there Idle_Mind, I tried your code and it shows no errors in the code editor, but on running the program it crashes with this message:

"An error occurred creating the form. See Exception.InnerException for details.  The error is: Object reference not set to an instance of an object."

Any idea what that could mean?
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by:Mike Tomlinson
ID: 20341665
That could be anything...  =\

Try commenting pieces of code out until it goes away...that may help determine where the problem is.
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Author Comment

ID: 20341680
Hi, I have found out the line where the program crashes, it is on this code:

Dim Playlist As WMPLib.IWMPPlaylist = AxWindowsMediaPlayer1.newPlaylist("MyPlayList", "")

Should it go in a specific place in the editor? I normally have my integers and things at the top of the Public Class Form1 section.
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Accepted Solution

Mike Tomlinson earned 500 total points
ID: 20341752
Try declaring it in the same place as your other variables:

    Dim Playlist As WMPLib.IWMPPlaylist

But create the Playlist in the LOAD event:

    Playlist = AxWindowsMediaPlayer1.newPlaylist("MyPlayList", "")

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ID: 31410726
Thanks alot!

Author Comment

ID: 20341796
hey it worked! God I love :D Thanks!
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by:Mike Tomlinson
ID: 20341922
Glad to hear it...    =)

Expert Comment

ID: 21507577
Great, now what is the difference for media

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by:Mike Tomlinson
ID: 21507622
Hi paisleym,

It looks like you left off part of your question?...

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