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How to embed and play a .wav file in Windows Phone 7 app

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* Select Windows Phone 7.1 as the Target Version.
 
* Select Windows Phone 7.1 as the Target Version.
 
* Right-click on the “References” in the project and click “Add Reference…”. Find the “Microsoft.Xna.Framework” reference and add it to the project.
 
* Right-click on the “References” in the project and click “Add Reference…”. Find the “Microsoft.Xna.Framework” reference and add it to the project.
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*: [[File:xnaFramework.png|none|frame|Selecting a particular framework reference]]
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== Adding the WAV file to project resources ==
 
== Adding the WAV file to project resources ==
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* Right-click on the project and add new folder. Name the folder - here I have used the name "Sound".
 
* Right-click on the project and add new folder. Name the folder - here I have used the name "Sound".
 
* Right-click on the Sound folder and select ''Add existing items''. Add the WAV file to this folder.  
 
* Right-click on the Sound folder and select ''Add existing items''. Add the WAV file to this folder.  
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*: [[File:AddFile.png|none]]
 
*: [[File:AddFile.png|none]]
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*: [[File:AddWavFile.png|none]]
 
*: [[File:AddWavFile.png|none]]
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* After adding WAV file select the file and right-click and open Properties and change the “Build Action” to “Resource”
 
* After adding WAV file select the file and right-click and open Properties and change the “Build Action” to “Resource”
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*: [[File:BuildAction.png|none]]
  
 
== Code to play embedded WAV file==
 
== Code to play embedded WAV file==
 
* Add the following namespace to the '''MainPage.xaml.cs''' file
 
* Add the following namespace to the '''MainPage.xaml.cs''' file
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*: <code csharp>
 
*: <code csharp>
 
using System.Windows.Resources;
 
using System.Windows.Resources;
 
using Microsoft.Xna.Framework;
 
using Microsoft.Xna.Framework;
 
</code >
 
</code >
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* Code to play the .wav file  
 
* Code to play the .wav file  
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*: <code csharp>
 
*: <code csharp>
 
void Play_wavFile(object sender, EventArgs e)
 
void Play_wavFile(object sender, EventArgs e)
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}
 
}
 
</code>
 
</code>
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* To play the wav file on a button press
 
* To play the wav file on a button press
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*: <code csharp>
 
*: <code csharp>
 
Private void button1_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
 
Private void button1_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
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   }
 
   }
 
</code>
 
</code>
* Now build the project and run it using F5.
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On Button click, .wav sound file start playing.

Revision as of 12:06, 20 September 2012

This article describes how to embed a WAV file into the WP7 app resources and play it.

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Article Metadata
Tested with
SDK: Windows Phone 7.1
Compatibility
Platform(s): Windows Phone 7.5
Windows Phone 7.5
Article
Keywords: StreamResourceInfo, SoundEffect, SoundEffectInstance
Created: Vaishali Rawat (05 Sep 2012)
Last edited: chintandave_er (20 Sep 2012)

Getting started

First create a Windows Phone application.

  • Open Visual Studio and select Windows Phone Application from the installed templates. Here I have named the application "Age Calculator".
  • Select Windows Phone 7.1 as the Target Version.
  • Right-click on the “References” in the project and click “Add Reference…”. Find the “Microsoft.Xna.Framework” reference and add it to the project.
  • Adding a reference to a project
  • Selecting a particular framework reference

Adding the WAV file to project resources

Next add the WAV File to the project resources:

  • Right-click on the project and add new folder. Name the folder - here I have used the name "Sound".
  • Right-click on the Sound folder and select Add existing items. Add the WAV file to this folder.
  • AddFile.png
  • AddWavFile.png
  • After adding WAV file select the file and right-click and open Properties and change the “Build Action” to “Resource”
  • BuildAction.png

Code to play embedded WAV file

  • Add the following namespace to the MainPage.xaml.cs file
  • using System.Windows.Resources;
    using Microsoft.Xna.Framework;
  • Code to play the .wav file
  • void Play_wavFile(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
    StreamResourceInfo _stream = Application.GetResourceStream(new Uri("/AgeCalculator;component/Sound/BirthdayTune.wav", UriKind.Relative));
    SoundEffect _soundeffect = SoundEffect.FromStream(_stream.Stream);
    SoundEffectInstance soundInstance = _soundeffect.CreateInstance();
    FrameworkDispatcher.Update();
    soundInstance.Play();
    }
  • To play the wav file on a button press
  • Private void button1_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    {
    Play_wavFile();
    }
  • Now build the project and run it using F5.

On Button click, .wav sound file start playing.

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