function plays a waveform sound specified either by a filename or by an entry
in the registry or the WIN.INI file. This function offers a subset of the
functionality of the PlaySound
is being maintained for backward compatibility.
| LPCSTR lpszSound,
| UINT fuSound
A string that specifies the sound to play. This parameter can be either an
entry in the registry or in WIN.INI that identifies a system sound, or it can be
the name of a waveform-audio file. (If the function does not find the entry, the
parameter is treated as a filename.) If this parameter is NULL, any currently
playing sound is stopped.
Flags for playing the sound. The following values are defined:
The sound is played asynchronously and the function returns immediately after
beginning the sound. To terminate an asynchronously played sound, call sndPlaySound
set to NULL.
The sound plays repeatedly until sndPlaySound
is called again with the lpszSoundName
parameter set to NULL. You must also specify the SND_ASYNC flag to loop
The parameter specified by lpszSoundName
points to an image of a waveform sound in memory.
If the sound cannot be found, the function returns silently without playing
the default sound.
If a sound is currently playing, the function immediately returns FALSE,
without playing the requested sound.
The sound is played synchronously and the function does not return until the
Returns TRUE if successful or FALSE otherwise.
If the specified sound cannot be found, sndPlaySound
plays the system default sound. If there is no system default entry in the
registry or WIN.INI file, or if the default sound cannot be found, the function
makes no sound and returns FALSE.
The specified sound must fit in available physical memory and be playable by
an installed waveform-audio device driver. If sndPlaySound
does not find the sound in the current directory, the function searches for
it using the standard directory-search order.
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