SpeechRecognizer.SpeechRecognized Event


Occurs when the recognizer receives input that matches one of its speech recognition grammars.

 event EventHandler<System::Speech::Recognition::SpeechRecognizedEventArgs ^> ^ SpeechRecognized;
public event EventHandler<System.Speech.Recognition.SpeechRecognizedEventArgs> SpeechRecognized;
member this.SpeechRecognized : EventHandler<System.Speech.Recognition.SpeechRecognizedEventArgs> 
Public Custom Event SpeechRecognized As EventHandler(Of SpeechRecognizedEventArgs) 
Public Event SpeechRecognized As EventHandler(Of SpeechRecognizedEventArgs) 

Event Type


The following example is part of a console application that loads a speech recognition grammar and demonstrates speech input to the shared recognizer, the associated recognition results, and the associated events raised by the speech recognizer. If Windows Speech Recognition is not running, then starting this application will also start Windows Speech Recognition.

Spoken input such as "I want to fly from Chicago to Miami" will trigger a SpeechRecognized event. Speaking the phrase "Fly me from Houston to Chicago " will not trigger a SpeechRecognized event.

The example uses a handler for the SpeechRecognized event to display successfully recognized phrases and the semantics they contain in the console.

using System;  
using System.Speech.Recognition;  

namespace SampleRecognition  
  class Program  
    static void Main(string[] args)  

    // Initialize a shared speech recognition engine.  
      using (SpeechRecognizer recognizer = new SpeechRecognizer())  

        // Create SemanticResultValue objects that contain cities and airport codes.  
        SemanticResultValue chicago = new SemanticResultValue("Chicago", "ORD");  
        SemanticResultValue boston = new SemanticResultValue("Boston", "BOS");  
        SemanticResultValue miami = new SemanticResultValue("Miami", "MIA");  
        SemanticResultValue dallas = new SemanticResultValue("Dallas", "DFW");  

        // Create a Choices object and add the SemanticResultValue objects, using  
        // implicit conversion from SemanticResultValue to GrammarBuilder  
        Choices cities = new Choices();  
        cities.Add(new Choices(new GrammarBuilder[] { chicago, boston, miami, dallas }));  

        // Build the phrase and add SemanticResultKeys.  
        GrammarBuilder chooseCities = new GrammarBuilder();  
        chooseCities.Append("I want to fly from");  
        chooseCities.Append(new SemanticResultKey("origin", cities));  
        chooseCities.Append(new SemanticResultKey("destination", cities));  

        // Build a Grammar object from the GrammarBuilder.  
        Grammar bookFlight = new Grammar(chooseCities);  
        bookFlight.Name = "Book Flight";  

        // Add a handler for the LoadGrammarCompleted event.  
        recognizer.LoadGrammarCompleted +=  
          new EventHandler<LoadGrammarCompletedEventArgs>(recognizer_LoadGrammarCompleted);  

        // Add a handler for the SpeechRecognized event.  
        recognizer.SpeechRecognized +=   
          new EventHandler<SpeechRecognizedEventArgs>(recognizer_SpeechRecognized);  

        // Load the grammar object to the recognizer.  

        // Keep the console window open.  

    // Handle the LoadGrammarCompleted event.  
    static void recognizer_LoadGrammarCompleted(object sender, LoadGrammarCompletedEventArgs e)  
      Console.WriteLine("Grammar loaded: " + e.Grammar.Name);  

    // Handle the SpeechRecognized event.  
    static void recognizer_SpeechRecognized(object sender, SpeechRecognizedEventArgs e)  
      Console.WriteLine("Speech recognized:  " + e.Result.Text);  
      Console.WriteLine("Semantic results:");  
      Console.WriteLine("  The flight origin is " + e.Result.Semantics["origin"].Value);  
      Console.WriteLine("  The flight destination is " + e.Result.Semantics["destination"].Value);  


The recognizer raises the SpeechRecognized event if it determines with sufficient confidence that input matches one of the loaded and enabled speech recognition grammars. The Result property of the SpeechRecognitionRejectedEventArgs contains the accepted RecognitionResult object.

Confidence thresholds for the shared recognizer, managed by SpeechRecognizer, are associated with a user profile and stored in the Windows registry. Applications should not write changes to the registry for the properties of the shared recognizer.

When the recognizer receives input that matches a grammar, the Grammar object can raise the SpeechRecognized event. The Grammar object's SpeechRecognized event is raised prior to the speech recognizer's SpeechRecognized event.

When you create a delegate for a SpeechRecognized event, you identify the method that will handle the event. To associate the event with your event handler, add an instance of the delegate to the event. The event handler is called whenever the event occurs, unless you remove the delegate. For more information about event-handler delegates, see Events and Delegates.

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