SpeechSynthesizer.Rate Property

Definition

Gets or sets the speaking rate of the SpeechSynthesizer object.

public:
 property int Rate { int get(); void set(int value); };
public int Rate { get; set; }
member this.Rate : int with get, set
Public Property Rate As Integer

Property Value

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

Examples

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();  
    }     
  }    
}  

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