SpeechSynthesizer.Rate Property

 

Gets or sets the speaking rate of the SpeechSynthesizer object.

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

public int Rate { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32

Returns the speaking rate of the SpeechSynthesizer object, from -10 through 10.

The following example speaks a string with the speaking rate set to -2.

using System;
using System.Speech.Synthesis;

namespace SampleSynthesis
{
  class Program
  {

    static void Main(string[] args)
    {

      // Initialize a new instance of the SpeechSynthesizer.
      SpeechSynthesizer synth = new SpeechSynthesizer();

      // Set a value for the speaking rate.
      synth.Rate = -2;

      // Configure the audio output. 
      synth.SetOutputToDefaultAudioDevice();

      // Speak a text string synchronously.
      synth.Speak("This example speaks a string with the speaking rate set to -2.");

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

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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