Function Reference


Plays a sound specified by the given file name, resource, or system event

#include <WinAPIMisc.au3>
_WinAPI_PlaySound ( $sSound [, $iFlags = $SND_SYSTEM_NOSTOP [, $hInstance = 0]] )


$sSound The string that specifies the sound to play. The maximum length is 255 characters. If $sSound is
empty, any currently playing waveform sound is stopped.
$iFlags [optional] The flags for sound playing. This parameter can be one or more of the following values.

Windows Vista or later

Three flags ($SND_ALIAS, $SND_FILENAME, and $SND_RESOURCE) determine whether the name is interpreted
as an alias for a system event, a file name, or a resource identifier. If none of these flags are
specified, _WinAPI_PlaySound() searches the registry or the WIN.INI file for an association with
the specified sound name. If an association is found, the sound event is played. If no association
is found in the registry, the name is interpreted as a file name.

If the $SND_ALIAS_ID flag is specified in $iFlags, the $sSound parameter must be one of the
$SND_ALIAS_* values.
(See MSDN for more information)
$hInstance [optional] Handle to the executable file that contains the resource to be loaded. If $iFlags does not
contain the $SND_RESOURCE, this parameter will be ignored.

Return Value

Success: True
Failure: False

See Also

Search PlaySound in MSDN Library.


#include <APIMiscConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPIMisc.au3>

Local Const $sWav = @ScriptDir & '\Extras\Airplane.wav'

; Read Airplane.wav to memory
Local $dWav = FileRead($sWav)
If @error Then
    MsgBox(BitOR($MB_ICONERROR, $MB_SYSTEMMODAL), 'Error', 'Unable to read "' & $sWav & '"')
Local $tWav = DllStructCreate('byte[' & BinaryLen($dWav) & ']')
DllStructSetData($tWav, 1, $dWav)
Local $pWav = DllStructGetPtr($tWav)

; Create GUI
Local $hForm = GUICreate('Test ' & StringReplace(@ScriptName, '.au3', '()'), 200, 200)
Local $idButton = GUICtrlCreateButton('Play', 70, 70, 60, 60)

Local $bPlay = False
While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        Case $idButton
            $bPlay = Not $bPlay
            If $bPlay Then
                _WinAPI_PlaySound($pWav, BitOR($SND_ASYNC, $SND_LOOP, $SND_MEMORY))
;~              _WinAPI_PlaySound($sWav, BitOR($SND_ASYNC, $SND_LOOP))
                GUICtrlSetData($idButton, 'Stop')
                GUICtrlSetData($idButton, 'Play')