CONVERT A TEXT STRING TO SPEECH IN VB

I WANT TO CONVERT A TEXT MESSAGE INTO VOICE (IN ENGLISH).  HOW TO DO THIS IN VB?
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SRIVBAuthor Commented:
IF IT INCLUDES RESOURCE FILES, THEN I WANT TO KNOW TO CREATE AND MANIPULATE THE RESOURE FILES.
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mcriderCommented:
Check out the following sites:

A High-Level Look at Text-to-Speech via the Microsoft Voice Text Object
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/techart/msdn_texttosp.htm 
 
SpeechKit
http://www.microsoft.com/SERVAD/download/thirdparty/spechkit.htm 
 
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http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q78/9/63.ASP 



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johnny6Commented:
SRIVB:
     Here is another site that might interest you:
http://www.talk-to-me.net/
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caraf_gCommented:
Btw, that's talk-to-me, not SHOUT-AT-US
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SRIVBAuthor Commented:
IN MSDN.MICROSOFT.COM, I COULDN'T FIND WHERE THE SPEECK SDK WAS LOCATED AND HOW TO DOWNLOAD IT..
PLEASE HELP ME..
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caraf_gCommented:
PLEASE TYPE IN lower case
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SRIVBAuthor Commented:
Ok!.  I just visit the above sites which you have suggested.  In that pages, the details related to TTS were found.  But they said TTS only possible if you install the TTS SDK Engine and it is available in msdn.microsoft.com. They are not giving the exact page address where it was available to download.  

So if you know, please help me.

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mcriderCommented:
Obtaining Microsoft Text-to-Speech

The Microsoft TTS engine can be obtained from the Microsoft Research Web site at:

http://research.microsoft.com/

Navigate to the download section and there you will find a number of free downloads. Look for the Speech SDK version 3.0 or higher. This SDK contains the Text-to-Speech as well as several other Microsoft voice technologies, which I will cover briefly in a moment.

There are two options for downloading the Speech SDK. The first is to download just the Speech SDK without the Speech engines. This download is for those who have already downloaded the full SDK or have their own engines. This option, at the time of writing, was about 3 MB in size.

The second option is to download the entire Speech SDK and the Microsoft Speech engines. Although this option is greater than 13 MB in size, it contains all of the tools necessary for doing voice work. Note that the Speak2Me samples files associated with this article will not function without a speech engine.


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SRIVBAuthor Commented:
I just saw the suggessted web site..  But the speech SDK was not available there for download.  Only 'Vision SDK' is available.

So tell me the exact site address..

Thank you..
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mcriderCommented:
Try this link... Microsoft has "renamed" the TTS engine SAPI.

 
SAPI 4.0a SDK
http://www.microsoft.com/iit/ 
 

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SRIVBAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much mcrider!!!

I got it.  
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mcriderCommented:
Thanks for the points! Glad I could help!


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