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SpeechSynthesizer.Speak Method (PromptBuilder)

Synchronously speaks the contents of a PromptBuilder object.

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

Public Sub Speak ( _
	promptBuilder As PromptBuilder _


Type: System.Speech.Synthesis.PromptBuilder

The content to speak.

To asynchronously speak the contents of a PromptBuilder object, use SpeakAsync.

The following example creates a PromptBuilder object from a string and passes the object as an argument to the Speak method.

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. 

        // Create a PromptBuilder object and append a text string.
        PromptBuilder song = new PromptBuilder();
        song.AppendText("Say the name of the song you want to hear");

        // Speak the contents of the prompt synchronously.

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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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