Installing Chant Developer Workbench 2023

Last reviewed: 11/28/2023

HowTo Article ID: H032319

The information in this article applies to:

  • Chant Developer Workbench 2023
  • AudioSearch 4
  • GrammarKit 9
  • KinesicsKit 7
  • LexiconKit 9
  • ProfileKit 9
  • SpeechKit 12
  • SpeechManager 3
  • Talk&Listen 4
  • VoiceMarkupKit 9
  • VoiceXMLKit 6

Summary

Installing Chant Developer Workbench 2023 is automated with InstallAware to copy the Developer Workbench application, Chant product libraries, and Chant application samples to a target Windows 10 or 11 system. This includes all the Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows Chant product libraries and Chant application samples.

More Information

Windows serves as the development hub for Chant Developer Workbench. Android Studio, Java JDK (IDEs), RAD Studio, Visual Studio, and Xcode sample projects illustrate creating applications in those development environments. RAD Studio can also be used to develop cross platform apps accessing the Android, iOS, and macOS libraries. For iOS, and macOS development, the libraries, framework, and applicable sample project must be copied to an Apple development environment.

Windows Prerequisite

The installer requires that Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable be installed. This may be a range of versions (e.g., 2015-2022, 2017-2022, etc.).

Most Windows desktop systems already have this installed. Check for it in the list of apps at Start->Settings->Apps & Features.

This may only be an issue when launching a new virtual machine (VM) that is a new image.

To download and install it, find more information here: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/cpp/windows/latest-supported-vc-redist?view=msvc-170#visual-studio-2015-2017-2019-and-2022

Chant Developer Workbench 2023 Prerequisite

The Chant Developer Workbench 2023 application is an integrated development and testing environment for speech recognition grammars, lexicons, speaker profiles, speech recognizers, speech synthesizers, speech synthesis markup language (SSML), and VoiceXML.

Since the application is a .NET 6 application it requires the .NET 6 SDK or .NET 6 Runtime to be installed.

Check for .NET 6 in the list of apps at Start->Settings->Apps & Features.

To download and install it, find more information here: https://dotnet.microsoft.com/en-us/download/dotnet/6.0

The reason Chant does not check the target system as part of the installation and install the prerequisite .NET 6 runtime if needed is that it should be up to the user whether they want to use Chant Developer Workbench 2023 and agree to installing .NET 6. This also ensures the latest version is downloaded and installed by the user and maintained by Microsoft Windows Update.

Even though the Chant Developer Workbench 2023 is a NET application, testing may be done as if the application is C++, C++Builder, Delphi, Java, and .NET. Speech API and engine selection is part of most development and testing surfaces. Android application development and testing requires tools such as Android Studio or RAD Studio. iOS and macOS application development and testing requires an Apple Xcode development environment.