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This class loads and plays a sound file, and provides access to the Media Control Interface (MCI).

Category Multimedia

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VisualВ FoxProВ Catalog\FoundationВ Classes\Multimedia



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Properties, Events, Methods Description

cControlSource property

Specifies the source of data to which an object is bound.

Default: ""

cFileName property

Specifies the name of the sound file to play.

Default: ""

cMCIAlias property

Specifies the alias for the video file when calling MCI commands. If empty, the name of the file is used.

Default: ""

cMCIErrorString property

Stores the error string from the last MCI command.

Default: ""

lAutoOpen property

Specifies whether the video file specified should be automatically opened when the class is created.

Default: .T.

lAutoPlay property

Specifies whether the video file should automatically play after opening.

Default: .T.

lAutoRepeat property

Specifies whether video plays continuously.

Default: .T.

nMCIError property

Specifies the result of the last MCI command executed.

Default: 0

CloseSound method

Closes the loaded sound file and releases its resources.

Syntax: CloseSound(В )

Return: none

Arguments: none

OpenSound method

Opens the sound file.

Syntax: OpenSound(В )

Return: none

Arguments: none

PauseSound method

Pauses the currently playing sound.

Syntax: PauseSound(В )

Return: none

Arguments: none

PlaySound method

Plays the loaded sound file.

Syntax: PlaySound(В )

Return: none

Arguments: none

SetPosition method

Makes it possible for the user to set the position of the media file.

Syntax: SetPosition (cPosition)

Return: none

Arguments: cPosition specifies Start, End, or a number representing milliseconds into the media file.

DoMCI method

Internal to the class.

GetMCIError method

Internal to the class.

ShowMCIError method

Internal to the class.

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