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I just played around on the net to look for activeX components and stumbled over an old friend of mine - TRSpeaker. This is a text to voice control, it needs some install but fair easy, the component can be used both in DHTML as in VB and all other languages that can embed objects with or witout interface ( and visual mouth )...

#include <GUIConstants.au3>

$Tx = "hi this is text to voice interface"
$oTRR = ObjCreate("TRReader.TRSpeaker.1")
$oTRH = ObjCreate("TRHelper.Helper.1")

GUICreate ( "Embedded TRSpeaker test", 640, 580,(@DesktopWidth-640)/2, (@DesktopHeight-580)/2 ,BitOr($WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW,$WS_VISIBLE,$WS_CLIPSIBLINGS))

$Replay = GuiCtrlCreateButton("Replay",455, 550, 60,  20)
$Interface = GuiCtrlCreateButton("Interface", 515, 550, 60, 20)
$Load = GuiCtrlCreateButton("Load",575, 550, 60,  20)
$Label = GUICtrlCreateInput($Tx,5,550,440,20)

$LinkObject = ObjEvent($oTRR,"IEEvent_","TRSpeaker"); this is a dummy events->NULL
$GUIActiveX    = GUICtrlCreateObj($oTRR, 10, 20 , 620 , 540 )

GUISetState ()      ;Show GUI

With $oTRR; Object pool

While 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
        Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        Case $msg = $Replay
            $tx = GUICtrlRead($Label)
            If $tx = '' Then
                MsgBox(48,"ERROR...","No text to speak available")
        Case $msg = $Interface
            $oTRH.ShowPage("Properties","TRReader.SpeechPropPage.1", $oTRR)
        Case $msg = $Load
            $tmp = FileLoad('Load a text file to speak out load',@DocumentsCommonDir,'Scripts (*.txt;*.au3)')
            If $tmp = '' Then 
                MsgBox(48,'ERROR...','Project Cancel')
                $ID = FileOpen($tmp,0)
                IF $ID = -1 THEN
                    MsgBox(48,'ERROR...','Project text file failed to read in')
                    $Tx = FileRead($ID,99999)

;FileLoad: open a filerequester to get finename and path
;argument: display text, starting path, suffix / return the selction or empty string
Func FileLoad($mess,$Path,$suff)
$var = FileOpenDialog($mess, $Path, $Suff, 5)
If @error Then Return ''
Return StringReplace($var, "|", @CRLF)

Download TRSpeaker:


Maybe one also need to download the 'TR Speaker component' at the same site:


One also need a voice or two to load in the first time TRSpeaker starts, just use the one called mary - well just follow the install process...

If you don't have any voices installed - use Mary voice here:


There is a lot of different free voices around this page to every languages - look it up:


There are some control tags I did not use, feel free to change code - Have fun

This is a nice activex interface SvenP wrote...

kjactive :)

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I don't know MS Speech that well as I don't want a 295MB download situation but TRSpeech is a very small, well designed activeX component, comes free of charges and has an intuition directly attached to control the voices peak and speed etc. and all components can be embedded and controlled in a autoit3 gui with just a few lines...

Just another ActiveX component - 'text/file to speak' thats all...

kjactive :)

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