Microsoft KB Archive/170730
Article ID: 170730
Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007
- Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q170730
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