Here are some samples:
import System.Runtime.InteropServices [DllImport("user32.dll")] def MessageBeep(n as uint) as int: pass def beep(): MessageBeep(0) beep()
Actually, a more cross-platform way to make a beep sound is to call Microsoft.VisualBasic.Interaction.Beep() (add a reference to the Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll in the GAC or do "import Microsoft.VisualBasic from Microsoft.VisualBasic"). This is supported in both .NET and Mono.
import System.Runtime.InteropServices [DllImport("msvcrt.dll")] def puts (c as string) as int: pass [DllImport("msvcrt.dll")] def _flushall () as int: pass puts("testing...") _flushall()
Here is another example with the EntryPoint specified as a named parameter. Useful I guess if you want to use a different name for the dll call.
import System.Runtime.InteropServices [DllImport("User32.dll", EntryPoint:"MessageBox")] def msgbox(hwnd as int, msg as string, caption as string, msgtype as int): pass def msgbox(msg as string): msgbox(0,msg,"Message",0) msgbox(0, "MessageDialog called", "DllImport Demo", 0) msgbox("one more time")
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