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Date: 2008jul15
OS: Windows
Platform: win32
Language: C/C++

Q.  How can I play a .WAV file in Windows?

A.  There are several ways, but the PlaySound() function is the easiest.

BOOL Play(LPCSTR szFile, const BOOL bLoop) { DWORD dwFlags = SND_NODEFAULT|SND_ASYNC|SND_FILENAME; if (bLoop) dwFlags |= SND_LOOP; return ::PlaySound(szFile, NULL, dwFlags); } BOOL Stop() { return ::PlaySound(NULL, NULL, SND_PURGE); } ExampleUse() { Play("mysound.wav", TRUE); Sleep(5000); Stop(); }