MessageBeep (Windows CE 5.0)

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This function plays a waveform sound.



  • uType
    [in] Specifies the sound type, as identified by an entry in the [sounds] section of the registry. It is one of the following values.
    Value Description
    0xFFFFFFFF SystemDefault
    MB_ICONASTERISK SystemAsterisk
    MB_ICONEXCLAMATION SystemExclamation
    MB_ICONHAND SystemHand
    MB_ICONQUESTION SystemQuestion
    MB_OK SystemDefault

Return Values

Nonzero indicates success. Zero indicates failure. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.


After queuing the sound, the MessageBeep function returns control to the calling function and plays the sound asynchronously.

If it cannot play the specified alert sound, MessageBeep attempts to play the system default sound. If it cannot play the system default sound, the function produces a standard beep sound through the computer speaker.

The user can disable the warning beep by using the Sound Control Panel application.


OS Versions: Windows CE 1.0 and later.
Header: Winbase.h.
Link Library: Msgbeep.lib.

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