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Microsoft KB Archive/170730

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WD: How to Play a .wav Sound File by Using a Macro

Article ID: 170730

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q170730


SUMMARY

The following Microsoft Word 97 macro example demonstrates how you can use Visual Basic for Applications to play a .wav sound file.

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The following macro uses the Windows API GetWindowDirectory to retrieve the Windows directory. It then uses the Windows API sndPlaySound to play the Chimes.wav file located in that directory.

Place these declarations in the General Declarations section of the Visual Basic for Applications Editor window.

Private Declare Function sndPlaySound Lib "winmm.dll" Alias _ "sndPlaySoundA" 
(ByVal lpszSoundName As String, ByVal uFlags _
As Long) As Long

Private Declare Function GetWindowsDirectoryA Lib "Kernel32" _
(ByVal lpBuffer As String, ByVal nSize As Long) As Long

   Sub PlayWav()
      Dim sBuf As String
      Dim cSize As Long
      Dim retval As Long
      Dim Windir As String
      'Create a variable large enough to store the Windows path.
      sBuf = String(255, 0)
      cSize = 255
      'Get Windows Directory
      retval = GetWindowsDirectoryA(sBuf, cSize)
      'Strip buffer from Windows directory
      Windir = Left(sBuf, retval)
      'Load and Play the sound.
      N = sndPlaySound(Windir + "\Media\Chimes.wav", 0)
   End Sub
                


Additional query words: 8.0 vb vba vbe offcon wordcon

Keywords: kbdtacode kbhowto kbmacro kbprogramming kbsound KB170730