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Hamishwillee - Nice job!

Hi Pavan

Thanks for this article - I think it will be useful. I've given it a good subedit and changed the layout to use a more natural wiki style. I've also added code blocks to give us syntax markup in Csharp. Please look at the changes to learn the approach, and also please confirm that the article is still accurate following my changes.

Could you please add the SDK you used to the ArticleMetaData. I would also appreciate it if you could provide a zip file containing the project. Obviously you'll need to put in a placeholder where your App Key is used (and a marker so that people can find it and put in their own key). Also add this to the ArticleMetaData.

It would be great if we could also have an example of how this service might be used from Qt. Appreciate that might be difficult. When you're happy with it, please remove the "Draft" category.



hamishwillee 06:28, 19 October 2011 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - Thanks for the update

Hi Pavan

Thanks for adding your example code. I've removed the Draft category too.



hamishwillee 02:47, 26 October 2011 (EEST)

Willysoft - Something changed!

This is a really useful article - thanks, Pavan.

Today, however, I noticed that the Bing translation service seems to have changed: the SpeakAsync method you're using now has an extra parameter, "string options".

Does anyone know if there's any documentation to support this? Options are good but only if you know what the choices are!

If I download the code from this page, it still runs OK, but the error occurs if I remove ServiceReference1 and re-add it.

willysoft 14:29, 5 November 2011 (EET)

Chintandave er - nice article !

Hi Pavan, This article is really useful. Thanks for that.

I suggest you to make little bit more advance and then create Project on Nokia Project for Windows Category.

It would be useful too.



Chintandave er 09:33, 7 November 2011 (EET)

Pooja 1650 - Added a small step

Hi Pavan

Your article is very good. Being a new learner of Windows Phone 7, I just faced a problem while including the directive "Microsoft.Xna.Framwork" into my sample project. After solving problem at my end I just added a small step here as well so that no one else face the same issue in the future ahead.

Thank You for your article.

pooja_1650 09:23, 13 February 2012 (EET)

Larryk78 - Setting the options

I was also looking for the documentation. I thought there might be some interesting options (e.g. male/female voice, speed of pronunciation, volume setting, etc.).

Docs are here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff512436.aspx

Currently, the only two supported options are "MinSize" (default) and "MaxQuality". For my test wav of 0:00:01 (one second) duration, the improved audio quality difference was quite noticeable when enabling MaxQuality. The size difference was approx. 4 times larger (43KB instead of 11KB for the MinSize). Worth trying the higher quality (if you have the bandwidth) especially when playing from a mobile device with limited speakers.



larryk78 17:03, 26 March 2012 (EEST)

Arafat.Hegazy - Application not working

I have download and try the application. When running the sample, it generates an error "Invalid AppID..." I have checked updating the service reference. the Speak method signature is updated. I have fixed the code and the error still exists.

any comments or help please?

Arafat.Hegazy 18:08, 9 May 2012 (EEST)

Bowofolaf - Deprecated

Bing API is deprecated. Check my library for more info.


bowofolaf 06:38, 8 August 2012 (EEST)

Somnathbanik - Bing API AppID.

Hi Pavan, The Bing service has updated. Could you please add the steps how to get the Bing API AppID with the updated service.



somnathbanik 15:48, 8 January 2013 (EET)

Hamishwillee - The service is deprecated and no longer works

So this article will be deleted shortly.

hamishwillee 03:36, 29 January 2013 (EET)


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