How do you read the artist info and other data from a music file?

Posted on 2009-04-13
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Last Modified: 2013-11-25
I am trying to create a playlist using windows media player component. I have code that will open up a song and play it, I now want to see what is playing. What is the best way to do this?
//This code loads a song. I want to display the songs title and artist info in a text box. 
  Private Sub OpenToolStripMenuItem_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles OpenToolStripMenuItem.Click
        dlgOpen.InitialDirectory = My.Computer.FileSystem.CurrentDirectory
        Player.URL = dlgOpen.FileName
   End Sub

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Question by:jhmblvd
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by:Jorge Paulino
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You can add a label bellow the player and show that!

Author Comment

ID: 24131075
I tried this:

  Me.txtArtist.Text = dlgOpen.FileName.Trim

But it gives me the whole path to the file including the name of the song.
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Jorge Paulino earned 2000 total points
ID: 24131094
And this way it's ok for you ?
Me.txtArtist.Text = IO.Path.GetFileNameWithoutExtension(dlgOpen.FileName.Trim)

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ID: 31569568
Thanks ipaulino! Works great

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