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I'm trying to narrate a program describing how to play chess. My code for playing the sound file is [this is one of several sound files, with picture boxes showing the action]:
My.Computer.Audio.Play(My.Resources.BoardSquares, AudioPlayMode.WaitToComplete)

But the program waits until all sound files are played before the screen refreshes to catch up with the narration. How can I refresh the screen before the next sound file is played?
Posted 16-Nov-12 9:59am

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If you can use .NET Framework 3.5 or above (if you want to use Visual Studio, it should be VS 2008 or later; but Visual Studio is absolutely not required to build any project), you can do the following: reference assemblies PresentationCode and WindowsBase (part of WPF placed in GAC, so use ".NET" tag of "Add Reference" window).

Dim audioFileName As String = '...

'... ...

Dim player As New System.Media.SoundPlayer(audioFileName)

Please see:[^].

It will play asynchronously (I tested it before posting the code, just in case).
Don't worry about WPF: your application does not have to be a WPF application, it can be anything.

One advice: try to use .NET API only, and nothing VB-specific.

Floyd Pederson 18-Nov-12 21:08pm
Thank you so much for your help. I will go and try your suggestions.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 18-Nov-12 21:59pm
You are welcome. It will work, for sure.
Good luck, call again.

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