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I want to play a sound and run a sub(StopSound) after the number of seconds entered into a text box(txtSoundLength)
How ?
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by:anarki_jimbel
ID: 39622856
Try this:

1. Create text box lost focus event handler (or (text) change, may be)
2. Put his code into handler
      My.Computer.Audio.Play("C:\mysounds.wav") where C:\mysounds.wav - path to your sound file
3. Start timer
4. After timer elapses N seconds where N is a number from text box - call:
      My.Computer.Audio.Stop()
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by:isnoend2001
ID: 39622991
Didn't know you could play sounds like that
The sound is in a resource file i don't need the code to play the sound. just need code to play it for the length in the texbox:
This does not work:

Private Sub PlaySound()
sndData = LoadResData("SIREN", "SOUND")
sndPlaySound sndData(0), SND_LOOP Or SND_ASYNC Or SND_MEMORY'play the sound
mSoundLength = Val(txtSoundLength) 'how long to play sound
    Timer2.Interval = 60000 'one minute
    Timer2.Enabled = True
    If Now >= mSoundLength Then
    StopSound
    Timer2.Enabled = False
    End If
End Sub
 
it goes directly to StopSound. Why ?
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by:anarki_jimbel
ID: 39623142
Unfortunately I have no VB6 on me current computer.
What you need to do is start sound in one method, e.g., when you type a number or click a button and stop it to another method, in timer handler, when you have a tick after required period.

In VB.Net it woud look like:

    Private timlength As Integer
    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        timlength = CInt(TextBox1.Text) '' convert text to a number
        PlaySound()
    End Sub


    Private Sub PlaySound()

        Me.Timer1.Interval = timlength * 1000
        My.Computer.Audio.Play("C:\temp\Police.wav", AudioPlayMode.Background)
        Me.Timer1.Start()

    End Sub

    Private Sub Timer1_Tick(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Timer1.Tick
        ' StopSound()
        My.Computer.Audio.Stop()
    End Sub

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by:isnoend2001
ID: 39623168
i have code to start and stop the sound:

Private Sub PlaySound()
sndData = LoadResData("SIREN", "SOUND")
sndPlaySound sndData(0), SND_LOOP Or SND_ASYNC Or SND_MEMORY

Sub StopSound()
sndPlaySound ByVal 0, 0 'stop sound
End Sub
just want the timer to run the sub StopSound it after the seconds in a textbox
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anarki_jimbel earned 500 total points
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See, currently you have the call to StopSound inside the PlaySound method:
Private Sub PlaySound()
sndData = LoadResData("SIREN", "SOUND")
sndPlaySound sndData(0), SND_LOOP Or SND_ASYNC Or SND_MEMORY'play the sound
mSoundLength = Val(txtSoundLength) 'how long to play sound
    Timer2.Interval = 60000 'one minute
    Timer2.Enabled = True
    If Now >= mSoundLength Then
    StopSound
    Timer2.Enabled = False
    End If
End Sub

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But you need to move this call to Timer1_Tick method. Otherwise you call it immediately.
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by:isnoend2001
ID: 39623287
Private Sub PlaySound()
    sndData = LoadResData("SIREN", "SOUND")
    sndPlaySound sndData(0), SND_LOOP Or SND_ASYNC Or SND_MEMORY
    Timer1.Interval = CLng(Text1.Text) * 1000
    Timer1.Enabled = True
End Sub

Sub StopSound()
    sndPlaySound ByVal 0, 0 'stop sound
    Timer1.Enabled = True
End Sub
I got it
Private Sub Timer1_Timer()
    StopSound
    Timer1.Enabled = False
End Sub

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    PlaySound
End Sub
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by:anarki_jimbel
ID: 39623302
That's it! :)
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