SpVoice Word event (SAPI 5.3)
Object: SpVoice (Events)
The Word event occurs when the text-to-speech (TTS) engine detects a word boundary while speaking a stream for the SpVoice object.
SpVoice.Word( StreamNumber As Long, StreamPosition As Variant, CharacterPosition As Long, Length As Long )
- The stream number which generated the event. When a voice enqueues more than one stream by speaking asynchronously, the stream number is necessary to associate an event with the appropriate stream.
- The character position in the output stream at which the word begins.
- The character position in the input stream one character before the start of the word. In the case of the first word in a stream, this parameter is zero.
- The length of the word in the input stream.
The following Visual Basic form code demonstrates the use of the Word event. To run this code, create a form with the following controls:
- A command button called Command1
- A text box called Text1
- Set the HideSelection property of Text1 to False
Paste this code into the Declarations section of the form.
The Form_Load procedure puts a text string in Text1 and creates a voice object. The command1_Click procedure calls the Speak method. This will cause the TTS engine to send the Word event to the voice; the Word event code will use the event parameters to highlight the word associated with the event.
Option Explicit Public WithEvents vox As SpeechLib.SpVoice Private Sub Command1_Click() vox.Speak Text1.Text, SVSFlagsAsync End Sub Private Sub Form_Load() Set vox = New SpVoice Text1.Text = "This is some text in a textbox." End Sub Private Sub vox_Word(ByVal StreamNumber As Long, ByVal StreamPosition As Variant, _ ByVal CharacterPosition As Long, ByVal Length As Long) ' In order to show this selection, ' the Text1.HideSelection property must be False! Text1.SelStart = CharacterPosition Text1.SelLength = Length End Sub