Read system volume control value

Hi Experts,
How to get my vb .net application to read the system volume control value ?
So i can set a volume control scroll bar lever in the correct position.
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You typically would use the GetMasterVolume and SetMasterVolume. The actual implementations get a bit complex, and I'd perhaps go by way of finding other examples and picking up what I need from them.

You might find this Planet Source Code example to have everything you need. Other nice examples are  Controlling sound volume in C# and Sound visualizer in C#.

A details discussion and example code on the matter can also be found here.

Some of the examples are in C#, but you can convert that to VB.NET quite easily at
LoGa1234567890Author Commented:
Can not get any of them working.
I found this link:
No error when run, but the value return always a maximum value.
Test with: TextBox1.Text = mixersetter.GetVolume()
I see it does the same here. I also just get 65535. Windows 10. I wonder whether this is Windows version specific? I came across a reference that indicated the Windows XP and Vista handled sound differently from the more recent versions. Most of the samples we have looked at are fairly old forums and samples (and hence earlier versions of Windows). I thought we might look at a library like or,tips.aspx#tip106 or the Direct X method (

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LoGa1234567890Author Commented:
I found the link i posted do work now, its GetVolume() refer to the device loudspeaker, not system sound but it is ok for me.
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