PlayAVIPictureBox – Playing an AVI file in a PictureBox synchronously

PlayAVIPictureBox – Playing an AVI file in a PictureBox synchronously

 Shared Function _    GetShortPathName(ByVal lpszLongPath As String, _    ByVal lpszShortPath As System.Text.StringBuilder, _    ByVal cchBuffer As Integer) As IntegerEnd Function' Play an AVI file in a PictureBox synchronously.'' fileName is a string containing the full path of the file.' window is the PictureBox in which you want that the movie' is played; the movie is automatically resized to the picture box's dimentions'' Notes: requires the ExecuteMCICommand routineSub PlayAVIPictureBox(ByVal fileName As String, ByVal window As PictureBox)    Const WS_CHILD = &H40000000    Dim commandString As String    Dim shortFileName As New System.Text.StringBuilder(260)    ' retrieve the file name in the short format (8+3 chars)    GetShortPathName(fileName, shortFileName, shortFileName.Capacity)    fileName = shortFileName.ToString()    ' open the device    commandString = "open " & fileName & " type AVIVideo alias AVIFile parent " _        & window.Handle.ToString() & " style " & CStr(WS_CHILD)    ExecuteMCICommand(commandString, False)    ' resize the movie to the PictureBox size    commandString = "put AVIFile window at 0 0 " & window.Width.ToString() & _        " " & window.Height.ToString()    ExecuteMCICommand(commandString, True)    ' play the file    commandString = "Play AVIFile wait"    ExecuteMCICommand(commandString, True)    ' close the device    commandString = "Close AVIFile"    ExecuteMCICommand(commandString, True)End Sub


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