Text-To-Speech Hello World in Windows

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In this post, we will use the Speech Synthesizer in the System.Speech.Synthesis namespace to convert text to speech.

Create a new console app in Visual Studio:

Add a reference to System.Speech:

Click on the Solution->Configuration Manager:

Change the platform to your current platform:

Add the code:

 

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using System.Speech.Synthesis;

namespace Carl.TextToSpeech
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            using (SpeechSynthesizer synth = new SpeechSynthesizer())
            {
                synth.Speak("Hello World");
            }
        }
    }
}

On running this, your computer will say “Hello World”.

To change the voice to another voice, we can set it using SelectVoice:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using System.Speech.Synthesis;

namespace Carl.TextToSpeech
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            using (SpeechSynthesizer synth = new SpeechSynthesizer())
            {
                synth.SelectVoice("Microsoft Zira Desktop");
                synth.Speak("Hello World");
            }
        }
    }
}

This will say Hello World in the voice specified.

ABOUT CARL DE SOUZA

Carl de Souza is a developer and architect focusing on Microsoft Dynamics 365, Power BI, Azure, and AI.

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