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    Beep();

    After reading some posts about the Beep(); function, I learned that Windows 95, 98, and ME ignore the parameters. I'm using Windows ME (I want to get XP ), so shouldn't it do the default beep, no matter what parameters I use? It won't beep at all. I also tried '\a', which didn't work either.

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    '\a' should ring a bell, so to speak

    Any examples on your implementation?

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    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    
    int main( void )
    {
      std::cout << '\a';
      std::cin.get();  
      return 0;
    }
    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    #include <windows.h>
    
    int main( void )
    {
      Beep( 1000, 1000 );
      std::cin.get();
      return 0;
    }
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    Last edited by SirCrono6; 02-22-2004 at 11:42 AM.
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    Windows Me/98/95: On computers with a sound card, the function plays the default sound event. On computers without a sound card, the function plays the standard system beep.
    Are your speakers turned on? Also try MessageBeep().

    EDIT: I meant to add that if your "default beep" is silence, you will not hear anything(dah!). Look in the "Sounds" control panel entry.
    Last edited by anonytmouse; 02-22-2004 at 01:36 PM.

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    Is your OS configured to use the speaker? Is there even a speaker for it to be configured to use? It will often NOT use your sound card, it will use the PC's internal speaker, unless the internal speaker connection is running to your soundcard (which sometimes is the case). Not all machines HAVE an internal speaker connected, and you can enable or disable the speaker in the multimedia control panel.
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    You should always flush your output streams when you want stuff to appear. Note that endl flushes the stream after placing a new line character.
    Code:
    std::cout << '\a' << std::flush;

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    Thanks, anonytmouse. I opened up Sounds and Multimedia in the control panel and on Default Sound it was blank. So, I set it to a beeping sound.

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    Theres a parameter for printf() that makes a beep. Not sure if it works on all OS.

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