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TN IT189 Play a sound file with InTouch Scripting

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Often you will want to play a sound file from InTouch to alert a user to an event.


  • Author: Dillon Perera
  • Published: 12/30/2015
  • Applies to: InTouch 10.0 and up




From InTouch the PlaySound() function can be used to play a .wav file.

The general syntax is:

PlaySound ("PathAndFile", HowToPlay);


The PathAndFile would be the location of the .wav file that you would like to play, for example "C:\alert.wav".


The HowToPlay parameter determines how long the file should be played for.

0 - Plays the file one time synchronously, meaning the software will sit and wait for the file to finish playing.

1 - Plays the file one time asynchronously, meaning it will play once, but the software will continue working while the file is playing.

9 - Plays the file continuously until the PlaySound() function is called again.

With option 9, you can stop the playing by running a blank sound file, such as in the following:

PlaySound ("",0);