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Sound (Function)
In french: Son
Plays a sound in WAV format. This sound can be:
  • stored on disk.
  • included in the library (.WDL).
  • found in a HFSQL memo.
Versions 16 and later
This function can also be used to:
  • Windows Mobile play a system sound.
New in version 16
This function can also be used to:
  • Windows Mobile play a system sound.
This function can also be used to:
  • Windows Mobile play a system sound.
Remark: A sound card must be installed on the computer. The sound will be played according to the Windows settings (volume, balance, quality, etc.).
Versions 16 and later
Android This function is now available for Android applications.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available for Windows Phone applications.
New in version 16
Android This function is now available for Android applications.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available for Windows Phone applications.
Android This function is now available for Android applications.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available for Windows Phone applications.
Versions 17 and later
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
New in version 17
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
iPhone/iPad This function is now available for iPhone/iPad applications.
Versions 18 and later
Android Widget This function is now available in Android Widget mode.
New in version 18
Android Widget This function is now available in Android Widget mode.
Android Widget This function is now available in Android Widget mode.
Versions 21 and later
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
New in version 21
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Universal Windows 10 App This function is now available in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Example
Windows Mobile
// Plays the sound found in the "TADA.WAV" file
Sound("Tada.wav")
// Plays while locking on sound card
Sound("tada.wav", soundWait)
// Plays while looping on sound card
Sound("\MSOFFICE\Sounds\Car.wav", soundLoop)
AndroidAndroid Widget
// Play the music.mp3 file included in the application
Sound("music.mp3")
Syntax

Playing a .WAV file Hide the details

Sound(<Name of WAV file> [, <Option>])
<Name of WAV file>: Character string (with quotes)
Full or relative name of file to play. This file can be:
  • Versions 16 and later
    Android an audio file corresponding to all the formats supported by the OS (wav, mp3, 3gp, ogg, etc.). A summary of the supported audio files is available from the following address: http://developer.android.com/guide/appendix/media-formats.html.
    Remarks:
    • The wav files in 32-bit format are not supported by Android.
    • This parameter can correspond to a URL. In this case, it is necessary to add the INTERNET permission when generating the application.
    New in version 16
    Android an audio file corresponding to all the formats supported by the OS (wav, mp3, 3gp, ogg, etc.). A summary of the supported audio files is available from the following address: http://developer.android.com/guide/appendix/media-formats.html.
    Remarks:
    • The wav files in 32-bit format are not supported by Android.
    • This parameter can correspond to a URL. In this case, it is necessary to add the INTERNET permission when generating the application.
    Android an audio file corresponding to all the formats supported by the OS (wav, mp3, 3gp, ogg, etc.). A summary of the supported audio files is available from the following address: http://developer.android.com/guide/appendix/media-formats.html.
    Remarks:
    • The wav files in 32-bit format are not supported by Android.
    • This parameter can correspond to a URL. In this case, it is necessary to add the INTERNET permission when generating the application.
  • Versions 17 and later
    iPhone/iPad a file in wav format.
    New in version 17
    iPhone/iPad a file in wav format.
    iPhone/iPad a file in wav format.
  • Versions 21 and later
    Universal Windows 10 App a file in mp3, wav, wma or m4a format.
    New in version 21
    Universal Windows 10 App a file in mp3, wav, wma or m4a format.
    Universal Windows 10 App a file in mp3, wav, wma or m4a format.
Remarks:
Versions 16 and later
  • AndroidAndroid Widget You cannot directly play an audio file in a directory or in a subdirectory of the application. It is recommended to play the audio files on the storage card (SysDirStorageCard to know the path of the storage card and SysStatusStorageCard to know its name).
  • AndroidAndroid Widget The audio file to play can also be included in the application via the generation wizard. To play it, simply specify the file name (name + extension).
  • AndroidAndroid Widget iPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 App You cannot play a WAV file found in a HFSQL memo item.
New in version 16
  • AndroidAndroid Widget You cannot directly play an audio file in a directory or in a subdirectory of the application. It is recommended to play the audio files on the storage card (SysDirStorageCard to know the path of the storage card and SysStatusStorageCard to know its name).
  • AndroidAndroid Widget The audio file to play can also be included in the application via the generation wizard. To play it, simply specify the file name (name + extension).
  • AndroidAndroid Widget iPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 App You cannot play a WAV file found in a HFSQL memo item.
  • AndroidAndroid Widget You cannot directly play an audio file in a directory or in a subdirectory of the application. It is recommended to play the audio files on the storage card (SysDirStorageCard to know the path of the storage card and SysStatusStorageCard to know its name).
  • AndroidAndroid Widget The audio file to play can also be included in the application via the generation wizard. To play it, simply specify the file name (name + extension).
  • AndroidAndroid Widget iPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 App You cannot play a WAV file found in a HFSQL memo item.
<Option>: Optional integer constant
Runtime mode of sound:
soundWaitThe code is locked as long as the sound is not entirely played.
soundLoopThe sound is played in a loop.
Caution: The file to play must be found on disk and not in the library (WDL file).
soundDefault
(Default value)
The code continues to run as soon as the sound is started.
Versions 16 and later
Windows Mobile

Playing a system sound Hide the details

Sound(<System sound>)
<System sound>: Constant
Preset system sound to play:
soundSystemCriticalStopSystem sound corresponding to the critical shutdown of the system.
soundSystemAsteriskAsterisk system sound.
soundSystemDefaultDefault system sound (beep in most cases).
soundSystemExclamationExclamation system sound.
soundSystemClosingSystem sound for closing Windows.
soundSystemQuestionQuestion system sound.
New in version 16
Windows Mobile

Playing a system sound Hide the details

Sound(<System sound>)
<System sound>: Constant
Preset system sound to play:
soundSystemCriticalStopSystem sound corresponding to the critical shutdown of the system.
soundSystemAsteriskAsterisk system sound.
soundSystemDefaultDefault system sound (beep in most cases).
soundSystemExclamationExclamation system sound.
soundSystemClosingSystem sound for closing Windows.
soundSystemQuestionQuestion system sound.
Windows Mobile

Playing a system sound Hide the details

Sound(<System sound>)
<System sound>: Constant
Preset system sound to play:
soundSystemCriticalStopSystem sound corresponding to the critical shutdown of the system.
soundSystemAsteriskAsterisk system sound.
soundSystemDefaultDefault system sound (beep in most cases).
soundSystemExclamationExclamation system sound.
soundSystemClosingSystem sound for closing Windows.
soundSystemQuestionQuestion system sound.
Remarks

Stopping a non-locking sound

A sound played in non-locking mode can be stopped by the following code, called on a user action for example (click, control modification, etc.):
Sound("")

Size of sound files

Using large WAV files may trigger several problems (not enough RAM to load the sound, system stopped depending on the Windows version, etc.). For large ".WAV" files (several dozen megabytes), we recommend that you use the MCI functions.

Locking sound

A sound is necessarily locking:
  • If the sound is stored in a WINDEV library (.WDL file).
  • If the sound comes from a binary memo.

Sound and component

Sound is a non-locking function by default. To use Sound in a component without locking the application, you must comply with the following constraints:
  • The file corresponding to the sound must not be found in the WDL or in the component.
  • The file corresponding to the sound must be found in the EXE directory of the application.
Business / UI classification : UI Code
Component : wd250obj.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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