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Monday, September 17, 2007

How to Make Your PC Beep in Visual Basic

Making your PC beep in Visual Basic is relatively easy using API.

The source codes below is a reusable procedure to make your PC beep. This uses an API function and written in Visual Basic 6.

'Procedure: BeepPC
'Language: Visual Basic 6
'Parameter: None
'Purpose: This procedure uses an API function to beep the PC.
' The beeping sound is like error beep codes in your PC.
'Usage: Call BeepPC

Public Declare Function Beep Lib "kernel32" _
(ByVal dwFreq As Long, _
ByVal dwDuration As Long) As Long

Public Sub BeepPC()
Dim Cntr As Long
For Cntr = 0 To 5
Beep 700 * Cntr + 50, 1
Next Cntr
End Sub


Anonymous said...

Compiler Error:

Constants, fixed-length strings, arrays, user-defined types and Declare statements not allowed as Public members of object modules.

Anonymous said...

If you need a beep from your system speaker, there is no need to run or compile any garbage, just open a command prompt, press Ctrl+G and press enter.

Happy beeping!

kabalweg said...

@ Anonymous said... Compiler Error:

Take note that the code is for VB6 not VB.Net. To use, put it all in a module, then call the BeepPC function in your form. Work fine with me.

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