ISpeechVoiceStatus CurrentStreamNumber Property (SAPI 5.3)

Microsoft Speech API 5.3

Interface: ISpeechVoiceStatus

CurrentStreamNumber Property

The CurrentStreamNumber property retrieves the number of the text input stream being spoken by the text-to-speech (TTS) engine.

The CurrentStreamNumber property of an ISpeechVoiceStatus object is valid only when its RunningState property is SRSEIsSpeaking.


Set: (This property is read-only)
Get: Long = ISpeechVoiceStatus.CurrentStreamNumber


  • ISpeechVoiceStatus
    The owning object.
  • Long
    Set: (This property is read-only)
    Get: A Long variable that returns the stream number.


The following Visual Basic form code demonstrates the use of the CurrentStreamNumber and RunningState properties. To run this code, create a form with the following controls:

  • A command button called Command1
  • A list box called List1

Paste this code into the Declarations section of the form.

The Form_Load procedure creates a voice. The Command1_Click procedure speaks three text streams asynchronously, putting each in the list box, and then performs a loop until the voice finishes speaking. Inside this loop, the code uses the CurrentStreamNumber property to highlight each line of text in the list box while it is spoken by the TTS engine. A RunningState property of SRSEDone indicates that the voice has finished speaking.

Option Explicit

Private V As SpeechLib.SpVoice

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Dim ii As Integer

    On Error GoTo EH

    'Place text strings in the List box, and speak them

    List1.AddItem "This is stream number one."
    V.Speak "This is stream number one.", SVSFlagsAsync

    List1.AddItem "A second stream, now."
    V.Speak "A second stream, now.", SVSFlagsAsync

    List1.AddItem "The third stream is next."
    V.Speak "The third stream is next.", SVSFlagsAsync

    'Check status periodically
        For ii = 0 To 1000
        Next ii

        'Highlight the stream being spoken
        List1.ListIndex = V.Status.CurrentStreamNumber - 1

    Loop Until V.Status.RunningState = SRSEDone 'Exit when voice stops

    List1.ListIndex = -1    'Turn highlight off

    If Err.Number Then ShowErrMsg
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Load()

    On Error GoTo EH
    Set V = New SpVoice

    If Err.Number Then ShowErrMsg
End Sub

Private Sub ShowErrMsg()

    ' Declare identifiers:
    Dim T As String

    T = "Desc: " & Err.Description & vbNewLine
    T = T & "Err #: " & Err.Number
    MsgBox T, vbExclamation, "Run-Time Error"

End Sub