Where is the Ring Tone path RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all ....

    I need to know how to retrieve the audio file path the system play as a ring tone .

    Many thanks in advance
    Interisted in windows system upgrade
    Thursday, March 18, 2010 6:58 PM


All replies

  • Hi,

    I believe this information is stored in the registry of the device.

    The following may help you :-


    Hope this helps.

    Paul Diston
    Thursday, March 18, 2010 7:05 PM
  • Many thanks Paul for your help , I'v already thought about this idea and start to search for the value into the registery , but I prefer to keep this as a last resort if I didn't find any API or free

    3rd library ( OpenNetCF ) to do the nasty job .

    I'd like if you can help me more about this topic .
    Interisted in windows system upgrade
    Thursday, March 18, 2010 7:18 PM
  • For sorry ... I tried to find out the place for the choosen ring tone , but I couldn't

    I think I'm gonna need more help now !!!

    Many thanks in advance.
    Interisted in windows system upgrade
    Thursday, March 18, 2010 7:48 PM
  • hello, ashraf 

    I think you can copy ”.wav””.mp3” to ”My Device”->”Application Data” ->”Sounds”. They will be recognize as ring tone files.

    For more information, please refer to SDK samples:

    Folder : \Common\CS\RingtoneManager

    Ring Tone Manager is an application that scans the device for audio files. It also lets you copy those files to a directory where they will be recognize as a ring tone file.

    Friday, March 19, 2010 2:38 AM
  • Many thanks dearsj001 for your help , it's really appreciated and helpfull .... But I need to know which Audio file the system uses it as a RingTone , And ofcourse its path.??

    And I'm looking for an API code or free 3rd party library , Not Register

    Values casue it maybe different from one device to another.

    Interisted in windows system upgrade

    Friday, March 19, 2010 8:26 AM
  • hello, ashraf 

    In Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional Device, we can find the file "Windows Mobile(Ring Tone)" under " \My Device\Windows". It is the default system ringtone file. We can also change the ringtone file under "Start->Settings->Sounds and Notifications->Notifications->Phone: Incoming Call".

    Hope this will help.

    Saturday, March 20, 2010 1:17 PM
  • Hello , dearsj001 ... Many thanks for your help , but I'm asking about retreiving the audio file path of the currently selected ring tone  using VisualBasic.Net or C# , And I found a code that may do that but I couldn't fiugre out how :


    1 - How to get the Ring Tone path from SNDFILEINFO

    2- How to know if the ringer volume level



    Private Sub Test()
            Dim MyCurrentSound As SoundType
            Dim sfi As New SNDFILEINFO
            SndGetSound(SoundEvent.All, sfi)
            MyCurrentSound = sfi.sstType
        End Sub
        <DllImport("aygshell.dll", SetLastError:=True)> _
    Private Shared Function SndGetSound(ByVal seSoundEvent As SoundEvent, ByRef pSoundFileInfo As SNDFILEINFO) As UInteger
        End Function
        Private Structure SNDFILEINFO
            <MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.ByValTStr, SizeConst:=260)> _
            Private szPathNameNative As String
            <MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.ByValTStr, SizeConst:=260)> _
            Private szDisplayNameNative As String
            Public sstType As SoundType
        End Structure
        Public Enum SoundEvent
            All = 0
        End Enum
        Enum SoundType
            [On] = 0
            File = 1
            Vibrate = 2
            None = 3
        End Enum

    3- Does this code run on WM Professional and Standard ???

    Many thanks in advance.


    Saturday, March 20, 2010 1:25 PM
  • The path of the current ringtone is stored in the registry:

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Sounds\RingTone0] Sound

    And the following key:

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Notifications\Phone] Wave

    You can use Registry.GetValue method to read the value from the registry.

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    Monday, March 22, 2010 8:09 AM