PromptEmphasis Enumeration

Enumerates values for the levels of speaking emphasis in prompts.

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

public enum PromptEmphasis

Member nameDescription
NotSetIndicates that no emphasis value is specified.
StrongIndicates a strong level of emphasis.
ModerateIndicates a moderate level of emphasis.
NoneIndicates no emphasis.
ReducedIndicates a reduced level of emphasis.

Members of the PromptEmphasis enumeration are used by the PromptStyle(PromptEmphasis) constructor, by the AppendText(String, PromptEmphasis) method, and by the StartStyle(PromptStyle) method to specify the level of emphasis for spoken text. The Emphasis property gets the emphasis for a PromptStyle object using a PromptEmphasis instance.


The speech synthesis engines for the Microsoft Speech Platform do not support the PromptEmphasis at this time. Setting values for PromptEmphasis will produce no change in the synthesized speech output.