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 October 11, 2012  Posted by at 9:12 am WinRT  Add comments

Playing sounds, music or videos in a Windows Store App is pretty easy. Here is how you can do it.

Play Video Or Music Windows Store App

Play Video Or Music Windows Store App

I’ve added a folder for the files
Play Video Or Music Windows Store App

The View – the styles for the buttons can be found in teh standardstyles resource dictionary, but Ive added them here for simplicity
[sourcecode language=”XML”]

<Border BorderThickness="6" BorderBrush="White" Width="500" Height="400" >
<StackPanel HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center" Background="Black">
<Style x:Key="PlayAppBarButtonStyle" TargetType="ButtonBase" BasedOn="{StaticResource AppBarButtonStyle}">
<Setter Property="AutomationProperties.AutomationId" Value="PlayAppBarButton"/>
<Setter Property="AutomationProperties.Name" Value="Play"/>
<Setter Property="Content" Value="&#xE102;"/>
<Style x:Key="PauseAppBarButtonStyle" TargetType="ButtonBase" BasedOn="{StaticResource AppBarButtonStyle}">
<Setter Property="AutomationProperties.AutomationId" Value="PauseAppBarButton"/>
<Setter Property="AutomationProperties.Name" Value="Pause"/>
<Setter Property="Content" Value="&#xE103;"/>
<MediaElement x:Name="myMediaElement" Height="300" Width="500"/>
<StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal" HorizontalAlignment="Center" Margin="0,20,0,0">
<Button x:Name="play" Style="{StaticResource PlayAppBarButtonStyle}" Click="play_Click"/>
<Button x:Name="stop" Style="{StaticResource PauseAppBarButtonStyle}" Click="stop_Click"/>


The code
[sourcecode language=”csharp”]
using System;
using Windows.ApplicationModel;
using Windows.Storage;
using Windows.UI.Xaml;
using Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls;
using Windows.UI.Xaml.Navigation;

namespace PlaySound

public sealed partial class MainPage : Page
public MainPage()

protected override async void OnNavigatedTo(NavigationEventArgs e)
StorageFolder folder = await Package.Current.InstalledLocation.GetFolderAsync("VideoAndMusic");
StorageFile file = await folder.GetFileAsync("IrisDevReach.mp4");
var stream = await file.OpenAsync(FileAccessMode.Read);

myMediaElement.SetSource(stream, file.ContentType);

private void play_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)

private void stop_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)


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