Speech recognition and synthesis sample
Shows how to use Speech Recognition and Speech Synthesis (Text-to-speech) in UWP apps.
Note: This sample is part of a large collection of UWP feature samples. If you are unfamiliar with Git and GitHub, you can download the entire collection as a ZIP file, but be sure to unzip everything to access shared dependencies. For more info on working with the ZIP file, the samples collection, and GitHub, see Get the UWP samples from GitHub. For more samples, see the Samples portal on the Windows Dev Center.
Specifically, this sample covers the following scenarios:
- Synthesizing text to speech (TTS)
- Synthesizing Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML)
- One-shot recognition using the predefined dictation grammar
- One-shot recognition using the predefined webs search grammar
- One-shot recognition using a custom list-based grammar
- One-shot recognition using a custom SRGS/GRXML grammar
- Continuous dictation
- Continuous recognition using a custom list-based grammar
- Continuous recognition using a custom SRGS/GRXML grammar
- Pausing and resuming continuous recognition
In addition, translations are shown for speech recognition and text-to-speech for supported languages. Translations provided may not be using ideal phrasing and are provided for demonstration purposes only.
Hardware: Speech recognition requires an appropriate audio input device.
Client: Windows 10
Server: Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview
Phone: Windows 10
Build the sample
- If you download the samples ZIP, be sure to unzip the entire archive, not just the folder with the sample you want to build.
- Start Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 and select File > Open > Project/Solution.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+B, or select Build > Build Solution.
Run the sample
The next steps depend on whether you just want to deploy the sample or you want to both deploy and run it.
Deploying the sample
- Select Build > Deploy Solution.
Deploying and running the sample
- To debug the sample and then run it, press F5 or select Debug > Start Debugging. To run the sample without debugging, press Ctrl+F5 or selectDebug > Start Without Debugging.
- The sample requires Media Player components to be available. If media player has been uninstalled, or when using an 'N' SKU of windows without media player components, the sample will not function. Note, however, that Speech Synthesis and Speech Recognition do not require media player directly, but other components of the samples do (Such as playback of synthesized text, or checking to see if a microphone is present and the app has permission to use it.) Developers should make sure their app is aware of it and handles this gracefully.