WD2000: How to Play a .wav Sound File Using a Macro

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The following Microsoft Word 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 himes.wav file located in that directory.
Private Declare Function sndPlaySound Lib "winmm.dll" Alias _"sndPlaySoundA" (ByVal lpszSoundName As String, ByVal uFlags As Long) _As LongPrivate Declare Function GetWindowsDirectoryA Lib "Kernel32" _(ByVal lpBuffer As String, ByVal nSize As Long) As Long				
NOTE: Place the Private Declare statements in the General Declarations section of the Visual Basic for Applications Editor window.
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				
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Article ID: 211842 - Last Review: 02/21/2014 00:32:42 - Revision: 3.2

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