Developing and Testing with .NET 8

Last reviewed: 11/20/2023

HowTo Article ID: H032318

The information in this article applies to:

  • GrammarKit 9
  • KinesicsKit 7
  • LexiconKit 9
  • ProfileKit 9
  • SpeechKit 12
  • VoiceMarkupKit 9
  • VoiceXMLKit 6


Microsoft recently released .NET 8 as an LTS (long term support) release that provides an extended runway for application development and deployment with this runtime.

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.NET 8 and C# 12 introduce new features and optimizations for application deployments on desktop and cloud platforms. New Chant assemblies are available for developing applications with .NET 8.

It is real easy to develop .NET apps that speak and listen. Configure the application project:

  • Add project references to the Chant .NET assemblies.
  • Add code using references to the Chant .NET assemblies.
  • Copy applicable Chant runtime speech API DLL(s) to the application executable folder.

The documentation references provide integration steps for Chant assemblies with .NET as follows: