Play Sound in .Net

Snippets below have been condensed from their original sources for brevity. See references for original articles.

All examples are in C# .Net.


        public static enum SoundSource {
        FromFileSystem = 0,

        public static void PlaySound(string Filename, SoundSource Source) {
            switch (Source) {
                case SoundSource.FromFileSystem:
                    SoundPlayer objPlayer = new SoundPlayer();
                    objPlayer.SoundLocation="C:\\" + Filename;
                case SoundSource.FromResourceStream:
                    SoundPlayer objPlayer2 = new SoundPlayer();
                    objPlayer2.Stream = GetEmbeddedResourceStream(Filename);

        private static System.IO.Stream GetEmbeddedResourceStream(string FileName) {
            Assembly objAssembly;
            System.IO.Stream soundstream;
            objAssembly = Assembly.LoadFrom();
            soundstream = objAssembly.GetManifestResourceStream(FileName);
            return soundstream;

ASP .Net: (create an empty div in your page called “sound_element”)

        public static void PlaySound(Page PageInstance)
            ClientScriptManager ClientScript = PageInstance.ClientScript;

            string soundclipscript =
                "<script type=\"text/javascript\">" +
    "$('#sound_element').html(\"<embed src='\"+ PageInstance.ResolveUrl(\"~\") + "Sounds/ambient1.mp3" +\"' hidden=true autostart=true loop=false>\");" +
            AjaxControlToolkit.ToolkitScriptManager.RegisterStartupScript(PageInstance, PageInstance.GetType(), "playsound",
                soundclipscript, false);


Note there are many ways to play audio in a page, and the above snippet is not necessarily the best approach for every browser.

New HTML5 audio tag:

<audio src="horse.ogg" controls="controls">
Your browser does not support the audio element.

W3C Schools,

About Ronnie Diaz

Ronnie Diaz is an enterprise software engineer responsible for front-end and back-end development for companies in many industries. Heavily involved in cloud development, online retail, e-commerce and electronic ordering, fulfillment and customer relational systems.

Posted on February 4, 2011, in Programming & Development and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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