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SOUND <snd>Edit


SOUND soundIDstring$

SOUND %resIDNumber

SOUND &soundHandle&


This statement plays a synthesized sound which is in the "snd" format. The soundIDstring$ parameter identifies the sound you want to play; you can construct this string in any of the following ways:

  • By resource name: Set soundIDstring$ to the name of an "snd " resource in a currently open resource file. Don't use a resource name that begins with "%" or with "&", or it will be confused with the other forms discussed below.
  • By resource ID number: If %myResID is the resource ID number of an "snd " resource in a currently open resource file, you can prefix the number with a percent sign:

    SOUND %myResID

  • By "snd " handle: If &mySoundHandle& is a handle to a sound in "snd " format, you can construct the soundIDstring$ parameter as follows:

SOUND &mySoundHandle&

If FB needs to load a resource to play the sound, it does not automatically release the resource after the sound stops. In this case, you should either use purgeable "snd " resources, or you should execute the SOUND END statement to force the resource to be released.

Sounds played using the SOUND <snd> statement are always played asynchronously; that is, your program continues to the next statement immediately, while the sound is playing in the background. However, if you execute a second SOUND <snd> statement while a previous sound is still playing in the background, the new sound won't start playing until the first sound finishes.


If you want your program to "wait" until a sound finishes before continuing, you can use the function:


   '(stays in this loop until sound finishes)

See AlsoEdit

SOUND%; SOUND <frequency>; SOUND END