Important: Make sure Windows Speech Recognition is working. If you setup Skype or Lync, that should also do it.

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Voice Command let's you control Visual Studio using your own voice and high accuracy. Here's how to use it:


  1. Hit Alt+V (or go to Tools -> Start Listening)
  2. Say the name of a command. Examples

That's it. It's that simple.

How it works

Under the hood, Voice Commands uses Windows Speech API to handle the voice recognition. The Windows Speech Api is part of Windows and can be accessed by adding a reference to System.Speech.