Home arrow C# arrow Page 3 - Working With Speech Using the MSAgent in C#
C#

Working With Speech Using the MSAgent in C#


Did you know that you can use characters like the animated Microsoft Office paperclip in your own applications? In this article Gnana shows us how, using the MSAgent control and C#...

Author Info:
By: Gnana Arun Ganesh
Rating: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars / 31
December 22, 2002
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · Working With Speech Using the MSAgent in C#
  2. · Introducing the Microsoft Agent
  3. · Microsoft Agent in C#
  4. · Speech Recognition
  5. · Conclusion

print this article
SEARCH DEVARTICLES

Working With Speech Using the MSAgent in C# - Microsoft Agent in C#
(Page 3 of 5 )

To use MSAgent in C#, we have to add two DLL files to our project: AxAgentObjects.dll and AgentObjects.dll. The code to actually create and load an MSAgent character is simple:

AxAgent.Characters.Load("Genie",(object)"C:/Windows/Msagent/chars/GENIE.acs");
Character = AxAgent.Characters["Genie"];

//To set the language to US English.
Character.LanguageID = 0x409;

//This code displays the character.
Character.Show(null);

// Speak some text
Character.Speak ("Hello, how are you?",null);


Let's now look at a complete working example written in C#:

using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.WinForms;
using AgentObjects;

public class Hello: Form
{
private System.ComponentModel.Container components;
private System.WinForms.Button button2;
private System.WinForms.Button button1;
private System.WinForms.TextBox textBox1;
private AxAgentObjects.AxAgent AxAgent;


private IAgentCtlCharacterEx Character;

public Hello()
{
InitializeComponent();
}

public static void Main(string[] args)
{
Application.Run(new Hello());
}

private void InitializeComponent()
{
this.components = new System.ComponentModel.Container();
this.button1 = new System.WinForms.Button();
this.button2 = new System.WinForms.Button();
this.textBox1 = new System.WinForms.TextBox();
this.AxAgent = new AxAgentObjects.AxAgent();


AxAgent.BeginInit();

button2.Click += new System.EventHandler(button2_Click);


button1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(88, 208);
button1.BackColor = (System.Drawing.Color)System.Drawing.Color.FromARGB(
(byte)255, (byte)128, (byte)128);
button1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(152, 32);
button1.TabIndex = 1;
button1.Text = "Load character";

button2.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(120, 240);
button2.BackColor = (System.Drawing.Color)System.Drawing.Color.FromARGB(
(byte)255, (byte)128, (byte)128);
button2.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(96, 24);
button2.TabIndex = 2;
button2.Text = "SPEAK";

textBox1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(48, 8);
textBox1.Text = " ";
textBox1.Multiline = true;
textBox1.TabIndex = 0;
textBox1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(248, 200);
textBox1.BackColor = (System.Drawing.Color)System.Drawing.Color.FromARGB(
(byte)255, (byte)128, (byte)128);
this.Text = "MSAGENT DEMO";
this.AutoScaleBaseSize = new System.Drawing.Size(5, 13);
this.WindowState = System.WinForms.FormWindowState.Maximized;
this.BackColor = (System.Drawing.Color)System.Drawing.Color.FromARGB(
(byte)255, (byte)192, (byte)192);
this.ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(344, 301);

this.Controls.Add(button2);
this.Controls.Add(button1);
this.Controls.Add(textBox1);
this.Controls.Add(AxAgent);
button1.Click += new System.EventHandler(button1_Click);
AxAgent.EndInit();
}

protected void button2_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
if(textBox1.Text.Length == 0)
return;
Character.Speak(textBox1.Text, null);
}
protected void button1_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{

OpenFileDialog openFileDialog = new OpenFileDialog();
openFileDialog.AddExtension = true;
openFileDialog.Filter = "Microsoft Agent Characters (*.acs)|*.acs";
openFileDialog.FilterIndex = 1 ;
openFileDialog.RestoreDirectory = true ;

if(openFileDialog.ShowDialog() != DialogResult.OK)
return;

try { AxAgent.Characters.Unload("CharacterID"); }
catch { }
AxAgent.Characters.Load("CharacterID", (object)openFileDialog.FileName);
Character = AxAgent.Characters["CharacterID"];
Character.LanguageID = 0x409;
Character.Show(null);
Character.Play ("announce");
Character.Speak ("welcome you sir",null);

}

}


The output from our simple MSAgent C# application looks like this:

The output from our application
blog comments powered by Disqus
C# ARTICLES

- Introduction to Objects and Classes in C#, P...
- Visual C#.NET, Part 1: Introduction to Progr...
- C# - An Introduction
- Hotmail Exposed: Access Hotmail using C#
- Razor Sharp C#
- Introduction to Objects and Classes in C#
- Making Your Code CLS Compliant
- Programming with MySQL and .NET Technologies
- Socket Programming in C# - Part II
- Socket Programming in C# - Part I
- Creational Patterns in C#
- Type Conversions
- Creating Custom Delegates and Events in C#
- Inheritance and Polymorphism
- Understanding Properties in C#

Watch our Tech Videos 
Dev Articles Forums 
 RSS  Articles
 RSS  Forums
 RSS  All Feeds
Write For Us 
Weekly Newsletter
 
Developer Updates  
Free Website Content 
Contact Us 
Site Map 
Privacy Policy 
Support 

Developer Shed Affiliates

 




© 2003-2017 by Developer Shed. All rights reserved. DS Cluster - Follow our Sitemap
Popular Web Development Topics
All Web Development Tutorials