Windows.Media.SpeechSynthesis Windows.Media.SpeechSynthesis Windows.Media.SpeechSynthesis Windows.Media.SpeechSynthesis Namespace

Provides support for initializing and configuring a speech synthesis engine (voice) to convert a text string to an audio stream, also known as text-to-speech (TTS). Voice characteristics, pronunciation, volume, pitch, rate or speed, emphasis, and so on are customized through .


Supports reading and writing audio data generated by the speech synthesis engine (voice) to/from a random access stream.

Provides access to the functionality of an installed speech synthesis engine (voice).

Windows includes Microsoft-signed voices that can be used for a variety of languages. Each voice generates synthesized speech in a single language, as spoken in a specific country/region.

Only Microsoft-signed voices installed on the system can be used to generate speech. If no language is specified, the voice that most closely matches the language selected by the user in the Language control panel is loaded.

Provides info about an installed speech synthesis engine (voice).


Specifies the gender settings for an installed speech synthesis engine (voice).