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ACC2000: How to Record and Play Sounds from Microsoft Access
Article ID: 210067 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q210067
Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.
This article applies to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb) and to a Microsoft Access project (.adp).
This article shows you how to create a form that used Windows Sound Recorder to play and to record sounds. The technique uses Visual Basic for Applications code to open Sound Recorder and to control its functionality from Microsoft Access.
NOTE: To use this technique, you must have Sound Recorder and a sound input device, such as a microphone, installed on your computer. If your computer has a sound card, Sound Recorder is installed automatically when you set up Microsoft Windows 95 or later.
To play and record sounds, follow these steps:
For more information about using Microsoft Access as an OLE Automation controller, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type understanding automation in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.