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SpeechSynthesizer.SelectVoiceByHints Method (VoiceGender, VoiceAge)

Selects a voice with a specific gender and age.

Namespace:  System.Speech.Synthesis
Assembly:  System.Speech (in System.Speech.dll)

public void SelectVoiceByHints(
	VoiceGender gender,
	VoiceAge age
)

Parameters

gender
Type: System.Speech.Synthesis.VoiceGender

The gender of the voice to select.

age
Type: System.Speech.Synthesis.VoiceAge

The age of the voice to select.

Use the GetInstalledVoices method and VoiceInfo class to obtain the names of installed text-to-speech (TTS) voices that you can select. The SpeechSynthesizer object selects the first installed voice whose Gender and Age properties match the gender and age parameters.

When an application calls GetInstalledVoices, the method verifies that each of the voices it finds in the registry meets certain minimum criteria. For any voice that fails verification, GetInstalledVoices sets its Enabled property to False. An application cannot select a voice whose Enabled property is False. Typically, applications will not set a voice’s Enabled property.

To select a voice based on other characteristics, see the other SelectVoiceByHints methods.

To select a voice by name, use the SelectVoice method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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