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how to modify the VBScript so that it plays sound via Shell command default available player.

I had this question after viewing modifying VBScript to VBA.

i have this great master piece created by Bill and it works with windows 10 that has media player available in it.  however, my machine is domain envi Enterprise Win10 and it does not have windows media player installed the default player is VLC for all type of sound players and it also have grove music player.

is there a possibility to modify the code so that it plays it with default player?

thank you.
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Bill Prew

Traveling this week but will poke at it a bit next week if you don't get a solution.

' from Chip Pearson
Public Declare Function sndPlaySound32 _
    Lib "winmm.dll" _
    Alias "sndPlaySoundA" ( _
        ByVal lpszSoundName As String, _
        ByVal uFlags As Long) As Long


Public Sub API_PlaySound(psFilename As String)
   Call sndPlaySound32(psFilename, &H2 + &H1) 'SND_NODEFAULT + SND_ASYNC
End Sub

Public Sub PlayMySoundFile()  'change name to whatever you want
   Dim sFile As String _
      , sPathFile As String
   sPathFile = "c:\path\myFile.wav"                '------- change to name of your file
   If Len(Dir(sPathFile)) > 0 Then
      Call sndPlaySound32(sPathFile, &H2 + &H1) 'SND_NODEFAULT + SND_ASYNC
   End If
End Sub

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Thank you Bill

i do not have the slightest idea how to incorporate the code you posted into the code given by Bill. the code below is VBScript encapsulated in hta form.



<title>USB Drive Alert</title>

  applicationname="USB Drive Alert"

<!--Create handler for async event monitoring-->
<object ID="objSink" CLASSID="CLSID:75718C9A-F029-11d1-A1AC-00C04FB6C223"></object>

<!--Create handler for event handler-->
<script language="vbscript" for="objSink" event="OnObjectReady(objEvent, objContext)">
    Call objSinkOnObjectReady(objEvent, objContext)

<script language="vbscript">

Sub Window_OnLoad
    ' Size Window, position it
    self.ResizeTo 600, 300
    self.MoveTo 10, 10

    ' Create WMI object to monitor LogicalDisk events
    Set objWMI = GetObject("winmgmts:\\.\root\cimv2")
    strSql = "Select * From __InstanceOperationEvent Within 1 Where TargetInstance isa 'Win32_LogicalDisk'"
    objWMI.ExecNotificationQueryAsync objSink, strSQL
End Sub

Sub ExitButton()
    ' Close window
End Sub

Sub objSinkOnObjectReady(objEvent, objContext)
    Const RemovableDisk = 2

    ' Only interested in removable disk events
    If objEvent.TargetInstance.DriveType = RemovableDisk Then

        ' See what even this is and process if desired
        Select Case objEvent.Path_.Class

            ' Drive added event
            Case "__InstanceCreationEvent"

                ' Display message indicating drive added
                StatusLine "Removable drive " & objEvent.TargetInstance.DeviceId & " has been added."

            ' Drive removed event
            Case "__InstanceDeletionEvent"

                ' Display message indicating drive removed and play alarm sound
                StatusLine "Removable drive " & objEvent.TargetInstance.DeviceId & " has been removed."

        End Select

    End If

End Sub

Sub StatusLine(strText)
    ' Add a line to the text message box
    txtMessages.Value = txtMessages.Value & Now() & " - " & strText & vbCrLf
End Sub




<textarea id="txtMessages" readonly rows="10" cols="60"></textarea>
<input id="btnExit" style="width: 80px" type="button" value="Exit" name="exit_button" onClick="ExitButton">
<embed id="Alarm" name="Alarm" src=".\siren.wav" loop="false" hidden="true" autostart="false">



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Thank you very much Bill.

it worked like a magic.  very much appreciated.