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Play MIDI Files

'Add a module to your project (In the menu choose Project -> Add Module, Then click Open)
'Add 2 CommandButtons to your form (named Command1 and Command2).
'When you press the first button the Midi File will start playing.
'When you press the second button the Midi File will stop playing.
'Insert this code to the module :

Declare Function mciSendString Lib "winmm.dll" Alias _
"mciSendStringA" (ByVal lpstrCommand As String, _
ByVal lpstrReturnString As String, ByVal uReturnLength _
As Long, ByVal hwndCallback As Long) As Long

'Insert the following code to your form:

Public Sub StopMIDI(MidiFileName As String)
Call mciSendString("stop " + MidiFileName, 0&, 0, 0)
Call mciSendString("close " + MidiFileName, 0&, 0, 0)
End Sub

Function PlayMIDI(MidiFileName As String)
On Error Resume Next
Call mciSendString("open " + MidiFileName + " type sequencer", 0&, 0, 0)
If mciSendString("play " + MidiFileName + Flags, 0&, 0, 0) = 0 Then
PlayMIDI = 0
Else
PlayMIDI = 1
End If
End Function
Private Sub Command1_Click()
'Replace c:\mydir\song1.mid with the Midi file name you want to play
PlayMIDI ("c:\mydir\song1.mid")
End Sub

Private Sub Command2_Click()
'Replace c:\mydir\song1.mid with the Midi file name you want to stop
StopMIDI ("c:\mydir\song1.mid")
End Sub

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