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PromptBreak Enumeration

Enumerates values for levels of prosodic boundaries (pausing) between words.

Namespace: Microsoft.Speech.Synthesis
Assembly: Microsoft.Speech (in microsoft.speech.dll)

public enum PromptBreak
public enum PromptBreak
public enum PromptBreak

Member nameDescription
ExtraLarge Indicates an extra large pause.
ExtraSmall Indicates an extra small pause.
Large Indicates a large pause.
Medium Indicates a medium pause.
None Indicates no break.
Small Indicates a small pause.

Listed in order, from a break of length zero to the maximum break, the members of the PromptBreak enumeration are:

  • None

  • ExtraSmall

  • Small

  • Medium

  • Large

  • ExtraLarge

Starting with None, the values listed represent nondecreasing (conceptually, increasing) lengths of pauses between word boundaries. These values do not represent specific millisecond break values. When a break is requested, one of these values is passed to the text-to-speech (TTS) engine, which contains a mapping between these values and the corresponding millisecond break values.

Development Platforms

Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista Ultimate Edition, Windows Vista Business Edition, Windows Vista Enterprise Edition

Target Platforms