SpeechSynthesizer.SelectVoiceByHints Method

Selects a voice with specific characteristics.

This member is overloaded. For complete information about this member, including syntax, usage, and examples, click a name in the overload list.

  Name Description
Public method SelectVoiceByHints(VoiceGender) Selects a voice with a specific gender.
Public method SelectVoiceByHints(VoiceGender, VoiceAge) Selects a voice with a specific gender and age.
Public method SelectVoiceByHints(VoiceGender, VoiceAge, Int32) Selects a voice with a specific gender and age, based on the position in which the voices are ordered.
Public method SelectVoiceByHints(VoiceGender, VoiceAge, Int32, CultureInfo) Selects a voice with a specific gender, age, and locale, based on the position in which the voices are ordered.
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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 that matches the specified characteristics.

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 by name, use the SelectVoice method

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