The internal Play command is used to play selected sound files. This is a very simple built-in utility - it's not supposed to replace a dedicated sound player. It may also not support all audio formats - fundamentally, only .wav files are supported, although .mp3 and other formats can also work if suitable codecs are installed for them.

Command Arguments:

Argument Type Possible values Description

(no argument)



Plays selected sound files in the current folder using the internal sound player.

Example: Play



<filename> …

Plays the specified sound file or files. This lets you play a specific sound - for example, you might add this command to the end of a button to signify that a function had completed. You would normally want to use the QUIET argument as well in these cases.

Remember that if the filename contains spaces you need to enclose it in quotes. This is the default argument for the Play command so you do not need to provide the FILE keyword.

Example: Play C:\Data\Sounds\Complete.wav QUIET



(no value)

Plays the specified (or selected) sounds without displaying the Play dialog.

Example: Play QUIET



(no value)

Stops any sounds that are currently playing in the background (due to the Play QUIET command).

Example: Play STOPALL