HELP playing .wav file in VB6 using MMControl

[Using VB6 on Windows 7 64-bit machine]

Why won't my VB6 application allow me to play audio files from the application folder? I can play anything I want if I put it in the Windows Media folder----but I want to keep my media in the same folder as my VB6 application files and just load it from there. Any ideas?

Win7 says I have administrator account permissions, but all the check boxes etc on the security permissions of the folder for my application are greyed out. It seems that I have an admin account in name only...... any help is greatly appreciated.

Here's my code that works.....

MMControl2.Command = "Close"
MMControl2.Notify = False
MMControl2.Wait = True
MMControl2.Shareable = False
MMControl2.FileName = "C:\Windows\Media\BaseballCrowd.wav"
MMControl2.Command = "Open"
MMControl2.Command = "Play"


Here's the filename\path that does not work:

MMControl2.FileName = App.Path & "\BaseballCrowd.wav"
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Easwaran ParamasivamCommented:
Try with \\ instead of \


MMControl2.FileName = "C:\\Windows\\Media\\BaseballCrowd.wav"

If does not work, try with admin mode.

Below one example for running notepad in admin rights. Likewise, modify your code accordingly.  HTH.

 
Dim procStartInfo As New ProcessStartInfo
    Dim procExecuting As New Process

    With procStartInfo
        .UseShellExecute = True
        .FileName = "Notepad.exe"
        .WindowStyle = ProcessWindowStyle.Normal
        .Verb = "runas" 'add this to prompt for elevation
    End With

    procExecuting = Process.Start(procStartInfo)

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jazjefAuthor Commented:
Solution:
You cannot have parentheses (   ) within your App.Path ..... if your path is something like "C:\Users\SomeUser\Documents\MyVB6App (version 003)" it will not play the file. Remove the parentheses and it will play.

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