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SpeechSynthesizer.Speak Method (String)

Synchronously speaks the contents of a string.

Namespace:  System.Speech.Synthesis
Assembly:  System.Speech (in System.Speech.dll)
member Speak : 
        textToSpeak:string -> unit

Parameters

textToSpeak
Type: System.String

The text to speak.

To synchronously speak a string that contains SSML markup, use the SpeakSsml method. To asynchronously speak the contents of a string, use the SpeakAsync method.

As shown in the following example, the Speak method provides the simplest means to generate speech output synchronously.

using System;
using System.Speech.Synthesis;

namespace SampleSynthesis
{
  class Program
  {
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {

      // Initialize a new instance of the SpeechSynthesizer.
      using (SpeechSynthesizer synth = new SpeechSynthesizer())
      {

        // Configure the audio output. 
        synth.SetOutputToDefaultAudioDevice();

        // Speak a string synchronously.
        synth.Speak("What is your favorite color?");
      }

      Console.WriteLine();
      Console.WriteLine("Press any key to exit...");
      Console.ReadKey();
    }
  }
}

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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