VoiceInfo VoiceInfo VoiceInfo VoiceInfo Class


Represents an installed speech synthesis engine.

public ref class VoiceInfo
public class VoiceInfo
type VoiceInfo = class
Public Class VoiceInfo


The following example is part of a console application that initializes a SpeechSynthesizer object and outputs to the console a list of the installed voices (engines for speech synthesis) and demonstrates the information that is available for each voice.

using System;  
using System.Speech.Synthesis;  
using System.Speech.AudioFormat;  
namespace SampleSynthesis  
  class Program  
    static void Main(string[] args)  
      // Initialize a new instance of the SpeechSynthesizer.  
      using (SpeechSynthesizer synth = new SpeechSynthesizer())  
        // Output information about all of the installed voices.   
        Console.WriteLine("Installed voices -");  
        foreach (InstalledVoice voice in synth.GetInstalledVoices())  
          VoiceInfo info = voice.VoiceInfo;  
          string AudioFormats = "";  
          foreach (SpeechAudioFormatInfo fmt in info.SupportedAudioFormats)  
            AudioFormats += String.Format("{0}\n",  
          Console.WriteLine(" Name:          " + info.Name);  
          Console.WriteLine(" Culture:       " + info.Culture);  
          Console.WriteLine(" Age:           " + info.Age);  
          Console.WriteLine(" Gender:        " + info.Gender);  
          Console.WriteLine(" Description:   " + info.Description);  
          Console.WriteLine(" ID:            " + info.Id);  
          Console.WriteLine(" Enabled:       " + voice.Enabled);  
          if (info.SupportedAudioFormats.Count != 0)  
            Console.WriteLine( " Audio formats: " + AudioFormats);  
            Console.WriteLine(" No supported audio formats found");  
          string AdditionalInfo = "";  
          foreach (string key in info.AdditionalInfo.Keys)  
            AdditionalInfo += String.Format("  {0}: {1}\n", key, info.AdditionalInfo[key]);  
          Console.WriteLine(" Additional Info - " + AdditionalInfo);  
      Console.WriteLine("Press any key to exit...");  


A voice is an installed speech synthesis engine, which is also referred to as a text-to-speech engine or a TTS engine. The SpeechSynthesizer object uses a voice to generate speech from text. The properties of the VoiceInfo object identify a voice and describe its characteristics. The most defining characteristic of a voice is its Culture, which defines the single language that a voice can speak.

The Voice property returns a VoiceInfo object that contains information about the current voice in use by the SpeechSynthesizer. You can also use a VoiceInfo object to get information about any of the voices that are installed on the system, as returned by the GetInstalledVoices() method. See InstalledVoice for more information.


AdditionalInfo AdditionalInfo AdditionalInfo AdditionalInfo

Gets additional information about the voice.

Age Age Age Age

Gets the age of the voice.

Culture Culture Culture Culture

Gets the culture of the voice.

Description Description Description Description

Gets the description of the voice.

Gender Gender Gender Gender

Gets the gender of the voice.

Id Id Id Id

Gets the ID of the voice.

Name Name Name Name

Gets the name of the voice.

SupportedAudioFormats SupportedAudioFormats SupportedAudioFormats SupportedAudioFormats

Gets the collection of audio formats that the voice supports.


Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Compares the fields of the voice with the specified VoiceInfo object to determine whether they contain the same values.

GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Provides a hash code for a VoiceInfo object.

GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Applies to

See also