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

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

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Tested with
SDK: Windows Phone 7.1
Platform(s): Windows Phone 7.5
Windows Phone 7.5
Created: Vaishali Rawat (05 Sep 2012)
Last edited: Vaishali Rawat (05 Sep 2012)

Getting Started

  • First let us create a Windows Phone Application. To create it, open Visual Studio and select Windows Phone Application from the installed templates.
  • 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.

Embedding WAV File

  • Let's Add WAV File.To do this right-click on the project and add new folder. Give desired name to this folder. Here, I am naming it as Sound.
  • Right-click on the Sound folder and add existing items. Add WAV file to this folder.
  • After adding WAV file select the file and right-click and open Properties and change the “Build Action” to “Resource”

Code Behind

  • 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();

To play the wav file on a button press

Private void button1_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
  • Now build the project and run it using F5.
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