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EmphasisBreak Enumeration

Enumerates values for lengths of EmphasisBreak between spoken words.

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

public enum EmphasisBreak

Member nameDescription
NoneNo word break.
ExtraWeakVery small word break.
WeakSmall word break.
MediumModerate word break.
StrongLong word break.
ExtraStrongLongest word break.
DefaultNormal word break.

The break emphasis is set for TextFragment instances through the Emphasis property on the FragmentState object returned by the State property on an instance of TextFragment.

Each synthetic speech engine is free to determine how to render breaks between words; the nature of emphasis differs between languages, dialects, genders, or voices.

Both EmphasisBreak and EmphasisWord may be used when setting or getting the Emphasis on a FragmentState instance.

The two values may be distinguished by the fact that the actual values of EmphasisBreak are all less than zero and values of EmphasisWord are greater than or equal to zero; and by using the value of TtsEngineAction returned by the Action property on the FragmentState object returned by the State property on an instance. From more information, see Action,and Emphasis.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.