Visual Studio Speech Recognition

Programmer Working on Computer

At Renaissance, we try to allocate time for our developers to explore new tools and technologies that are not necessarily related to their current projects.

The speech application that is showcased in the video is the result of one such project developed by Kim Major (

This video offers a glimpse of our thinking and early implementation of extending Visual Studio to allow programmers to write code in C# or VB.NET using mostly speech recognition.

We believe that this unique approach could be a real boon for handicapped programmers, temporary suffers of RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury), or programmers who just want to program while lying on the beach. This is a work in progress and we would very much like to hear your comments and feedback at this blog post or by email to