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The following code example shows how to control a Windows Media Player ActiveX object control in a presentation by using Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). This allows you to run several different movies from one object and several action buttons.
NOTE: The Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer does not support the use of ActiveX controls, nor do any of the Macintosh versions of PowerPont. Only Microsoft PowerPoint 97, Microsoft PowerPoint 2000, and Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 can activate and use ActiveX controls.
Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements. NOTE: The following macro examples work only in PowerPoint. Visual Basic for Applications macros are not supported by the Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:NOTE: The following code sample assumes you have a slide that contains a Windows Media Player ActiveX object and two (or more) action buttons. To add a Windows Media Player ActiveX object, follow these steps:
Sample Visual Basic Procedure
For more information about how to use the sample code in this article, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
212536For additional information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/212536/EN-US/ )OFF2000: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles
226118For additional information about using ActiveX controls, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/226118/EN-US/ )OFF2000: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/222703/EN-US/ )PPT2000: How To Manipulate ActiveX Controls Through VBA Macros