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Add New Sound Event in Registry AppEvents

Posted on 2008-10-18
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I would like the ability to assign any wav file to any program's exe file...

I have created a new sound AppEvents key in the Windows Registry to add a sound to the startup of Windows Notepad. I followed instructions found here and elsewhere on the Net. I created the key at HKCU->AppEvents->Schemes->Apps->Notepad->Open. To the Open key, I added a .current and a .default key. The event shows up fine in Control Panel's "Sounds and Audio Devices"-> "Sounds" and I can assign wav files to the event. When I open NotePad, no sound occurs. I've tried the same steps with various programs with the same result. Does Windows XP Pro SP3 allow this type of sound event assignment as in prior versions? Am I simply missing something?

Thanks,
Ron
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I followed the same steps on Windows 2000 and it also didn't work.
Previously I have used this approach successfully on Windows 98, so I think it doesn't work anymore on 2000/XP.
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Thanks. I'm hoping that's not the case. If there is no other solution, I will give you the points for the right answer. I want to add the solution into a Delphi program, so there may be a way for me to do it without tweaking the registry. Maybe a third party tool. If yours is the answer, I will start a new question in the programming area.
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Looks like you were right. Seems that the AppEvents refgistry location now serves as a storage bin for paths to the wav files to be triggered only by the application code. Darn!
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"I think it doesn't work anymore on 2000/XP" isn't a solution.  Was this comment helpful? NO!!!  Even some programs written prior to XP assign custom sound events in XP when installed.  It's all in the registry, so what's the problem?
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