Visual Basic Files
System Startup Speech program:
Whilst messing arounding VB one day, I created a small program to greet the user and welcome them to the system when it boots.
The program is written by me in VB6 and uses the SAPI 5.1 engine to speak. The program reads the current system time and date and greets the user depending on the time, eg. "Good morning Oliver. The date is March 3rd 2007". The user name is changable through the file "user.txt". The program then quits cleanly ie. no memory alocated.
The source code is supplied and you may modify and freely distrubute the program. Use it as a learning curve as I have. Read the included "Readme.txt" file for more info.
The program requires that you have SAPI5.1 engine installed (most XP OS's do, if not MS.com has it), that you run Windows XP or higher, have VB runtime installed (available at MS.com) and have configured SAPI text to speech found under the control panel.
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Updated to v1.1, 15/04/08;
- Small problem found when Date was incorrectly formatted. Added "Format Date (MMDDYYYY) command.
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