C# "Amazon Alexa" Program Wont Respond To its Name RRS feed

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  • So I found a program for C# online and started heavily modifying the commands and functions. Side note I only started coding C# because of this program so I am fairly new. I originally had it setup so that you click a mic button and the speech recognition engine started recognizing, but now I want to be able to say a simple voice command, in this case, I would say "Athena" and the engine would start recognising my command, but it's not working at all and I have no idea why.

    private void loadGrammarAndCommands()
                    Choices texts = new Choices();
                    string[] lines = File.ReadAllLines(Environment.CurrentDirectory + "\\commands.txt");
                    foreach (string line in lines)
                        if (line.StartsWith("--") || line == String.Empty) continue;
                        var parts = line.Split(new char[] { '|' });
                        words.Add(new Word() { Text = parts[0], AttachedText = parts[1], IsShellCommand = (parts[2] == "true") });
                    Grammar wordsList = new Grammar(new GrammarBuilder(texts));
                    DictationGrammar dict = new DictationGrammar();
                catch (Exception ex)
                    throw ex;
            private string getKnownTextOrExecute(string command)
                if (!command.StartsWith("athena "))
                    return "";
                command = command.Replace("athena ", "");
                        var cmd = words.Where(c => c.Text == command).First();
                        if (cmd.IsShellCommand)

    At this point, I have it so that if it recognizes me saying "Athena" it starts accepting commands, at the moment it says yes but in the future I want it to make a sound (Already know how to) I have the word "Athena" pre built into its vocabulary.

    • Moved by CoolDadTx Thursday, July 27, 2017 8:19 PM Third party product
    Thursday, July 27, 2017 6:40 PM

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