Play a Windows sound Tag(s): IO


You can access a sound as defined in the Windows configuration for specific event. The JDK exposed them as properties and the values for these properties are retrieved with the getDesktopProperty() method on java.awt.Toolkit. The property related to a sound is a Runnable that plays the current audio clip for that property.
import java.awt.Toolkit;

public class WindowsSounds {
  public static void main(String ... args) throws InterruptedException {
    System.out.println("Sound 1");
    Runnable sound1 =
      (Runnable)Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getDesktopProperty("win.sound.default");
    if(sound1 != null) sound1.run();
    Thread.sleep(1000);
    System.out.println("Sound 2");
    Runnable sound2 =
      (Runnable)Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getDesktopProperty("win.sound.exclamation");
    if(sound2 != null) sound2.run();

    System.out.println("Supported windows property names:");
    String propnames[] = (String[])Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getDesktopProperty("win.propNames");
    for(int i = 0; i < propnames.length; i++) {
      if (propnames[i].startsWith("win.sound.")) {
        System.out.println(propnames[i]);
      }
    }
  }
}
/*
   output :
Sound 1
Sound 2
Supported windows property names:
win.sound.asterisk
win.sound.close
win.sound.default
win.sound.exclamation
win.sound.exit
win.sound.hand
win.sound.maximize
win.sound.menuCommand
win.sound.menuPopup
win.sound.minimize
win.sound.open
win.sound.question
win.sound.restoreDown
win.sound.restoreUp
win.sound.start

*/
Keep in mind that this technique is very specific to Windows and will not work on others OS.
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