Sunday, October 21, 2007

PlaySound Makes Progress

PlaySound is a freeware utility I wrote to replace the old DOS Beep.exe command. Now I've added another feature: a progress bar.
If you specify a delay time as the second parameter, PlaySound waits the required number of seconds before playing the sound file. Now, if the delay time is specified as a negative value, then it uses a "countdown" progress bar before playing the sound.
I added this because I have a 120 second delay when my laptop starts up before I start using any apps. This is to give the operating system enough time to settle down and load all the services and stuff that Windows XP needs to do on startup. Now I can see how much time I still need to wait.

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