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Text Box Spell Check

Is there anyway to enable spell-checking for user input in a Text Box?
Either auto spell-check or create a spell-check button. Using VB 2005.
Dec 12 '06 #1
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On Tue, 12 Dec 2006 14:23:35 -0600, Ryan wrote:
Is there anyway to enable spell-checking for user input in a Text Box?
Either auto spell-check or create a spell-check button. Using VB 2005.
Certainly not directly ... To do that you'll need some sort of third party
tool to do that. You could automate the office spell checker engine but i
think there may be licensing issues with that approach.

Or you could use a library like NetSpell
http://www.loresoft.com/Applications...l/default.aspx
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Dec 12 '06 #2
Hmmm.. this is unfortunate. A function built-in to Access as early as
version '97 doesn't make it into Visual Studio 2005? There's got to be a
way to spell-check.

"Rad [Visual C# MVP]" <no****@nospam.comwrote in message
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On Tue, 12 Dec 2006 14:23:35 -0600, Ryan wrote:
>Is there anyway to enable spell-checking for user input in a Text Box?
Either auto spell-check or create a spell-check button. Using VB 2005.

Certainly not directly ... To do that you'll need some sort of third party
tool to do that. You could automate the office spell checker engine but i
think there may be licensing issues with that approach.

Or you could use a library like NetSpell
http://www.loresoft.com/Applications...l/default.aspx
--
Bits.Bytes
http://bytes.thinkersroom.com

Dec 12 '06 #3
What development framework actually have support for spell checking? I don't
know of any. Please name some, preferably mainstream.

The .NET framework does not ship with a spell checking component. As you can
imagine, this would be a very complicated thing to write, especially given
internationalization, would MS be then expected to ship a version that could
spell check all the languages?

In any case, there are probably some free components out there - there is
the usual risk you take with those. There are also plenty of places selling
fully functional spell checkers that include support, etc.

"Ryan" <Ty****@newsgroups.nospamwrote in message
news:OJ**************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
Hmmm.. this is unfortunate. A function built-in to Access as early as
version '97 doesn't make it into Visual Studio 2005? There's got to be a
way to spell-check.

"Rad [Visual C# MVP]" <no****@nospam.comwrote in message
news:x7***************@thinkersroom.com...
>On Tue, 12 Dec 2006 14:23:35 -0600, Ryan wrote:
>>Is there anyway to enable spell-checking for user input in a Text Box?
Either auto spell-check or create a spell-check button. Using VB 2005.

Certainly not directly ... To do that you'll need some sort of third
party
tool to do that. You could automate the office spell checker engine but i
think there may be licensing issues with that approach.

Or you could use a library like NetSpell
http://www.loresoft.com/Applications...l/default.aspx
--
Bits.Bytes
http://bytes.thinkersroom.com


Dec 12 '06 #4
In any case, there are probably some free components out there - there is
the usual risk you take with those. There are also plenty of places
selling fully functional spell checkers that include support, etc.
Do you have any recommendations?

"Marina Levit [MVP]" <so*****@nospam.comwrote in message
news:OE**************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
What development framework actually have support for spell checking? I
don't know of any. Please name some, preferably mainstream.

The .NET framework does not ship with a spell checking component. As you
can imagine, this would be a very complicated thing to write, especially
given internationalization, would MS be then expected to ship a version
that could spell check all the languages?
"Ryan" <Ty****@newsgroups.nospamwrote in message
news:OJ**************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>Hmmm.. this is unfortunate. A function built-in to Access as early as
version '97 doesn't make it into Visual Studio 2005? There's got to be a
way to spell-check.

"Rad [Visual C# MVP]" <no****@nospam.comwrote in message
news:x7***************@thinkersroom.com...
>>On Tue, 12 Dec 2006 14:23:35 -0600, Ryan wrote:

Is there anyway to enable spell-checking for user input in a Text Box?
Either auto spell-check or create a spell-check button. Using VB 2005.

Certainly not directly ... To do that you'll need some sort of third
party
tool to do that. You could automate the office spell checker engine but
i
think there may be licensing issues with that approach.

Or you could use a library like NetSpell
http://www.loresoft.com/Applications...l/default.aspx
--
Bits.Bytes
http://bytes.thinkersroom.com



Dec 12 '06 #5
Hi Ryan,

Yes, currently there is no built-in spelling check in .NET framework.
Developing a spelling check function on your own requires dictionary and
other components, which seems to be very complex. In this case, it's better
to use a 3rd-party component to achieve this.

Kevin Yu
Microsoft Online Community Support

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Dec 13 '06 #6
Thanks for the info. I'm looking for recommendations. Has anyone tried
this one?
http://www.componentsource.com/produ...net/index.html

"Kevin Yu [MSFT]" <v-****@online.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:on**************@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl...
Hi Ryan,

Yes, currently there is no built-in spelling check in .NET framework.
Developing a spelling check function on your own requires dictionary and
other components, which seems to be very complex. In this case, it's
better
to use a 3rd-party component to achieve this.

Kevin Yu
Microsoft Online Community Support

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Dec 13 '06 #7
Is building in spellcheck to applications really that unpopular? What do
you use, anyone?

"Ryan" <Ty****@newsgroups.nospamwrote in message
news:e3**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
Thanks for the info. I'm looking for recommendations. Has anyone tried
this one?
http://www.componentsource.com/produ...net/index.html

"Kevin Yu [MSFT]" <v-****@online.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:on**************@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl...
>Hi Ryan,

Yes, currently there is no built-in spelling check in .NET framework.
Developing a spelling check function on your own requires dictionary and
other components, which seems to be very complex. In this case, it's
better
to use a 3rd-party component to achieve this.

Kevin Yu
Microsoft Online Community Support

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Dec 15 '06 #8
Just a follow up. I decided on using ComponentOne's spell check object. So
far have implemented it in 2 production applications and feedback has been
positive. A lot of the other objects that come with the package are pretty
handy as well.

Ryan

"Ryan" <Ty****@newsgroups.nospamwrote in message
news:OR**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
Is building in spellcheck to applications really that unpopular? What do
you use, anyone?

"Ryan" <Ty****@newsgroups.nospamwrote in message
news:e3**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>Thanks for the info. I'm looking for recommendations. Has anyone tried
this one?
http://www.componentsource.com/produ...net/index.html

"Kevin Yu [MSFT]" <v-****@online.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:on**************@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl...
>>Hi Ryan,

Yes, currently there is no built-in spelling check in .NET framework.
Developing a spelling check function on your own requires dictionary and
other components, which seems to be very complex. In this case, it's
better
to use a 3rd-party component to achieve this.

Kevin Yu
Microsoft Online Community Support

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Dec 27 '06 #9
Thanks for posting your solution. I'm sure others will find it helpful.
Robin S.
----------------
"Ryan" <Ty****@newsgroups.nospamwrote in message
news:uU**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
Just a follow up. I decided on using ComponentOne's spell check
object. So far have implemented it in 2 production applications and
feedback has been positive. A lot of the other objects that come with
the package are pretty handy as well.

Ryan

"Ryan" <Ty****@newsgroups.nospamwrote in message
news:OR**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>Is building in spellcheck to applications really that unpopular?
What do you use, anyone?

"Ryan" <Ty****@newsgroups.nospamwrote in message
news:e3**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>Thanks for the info. I'm looking for recommendations. Has anyone
tried this one?
http://www.componentsource.com/produ...net/index.html

"Kevin Yu [MSFT]" <v-****@online.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:on**************@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl.. .
Hi Ryan,

Yes, currently there is no built-in spelling check in .NET
framework.
Developing a spelling check function on your own requires
dictionary and
other components, which seems to be very complex. In this case,
it's better
to use a 3rd-party component to achieve this.

Kevin Yu
Microsoft Online Community Support

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reach the
most efficient resolution. The offering is not appropriate for
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complex
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are best
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Dec 27 '06 #10
Ryan,

Just a word of caution. The company I work for uses Component One grid
objects in our software. Another company in the same industry, different
focus, also uses Component One's grid objects and both of us have to be very
careful about how we register the objects. Component One provided us with an
application to register their objects literally, while they provided a
method to the other company to register the files referentially. The two
methods do not work well together at all. We are trying to get Component One
to fix this issue, but so far they have been unresponsive. The closest we
have been able to come to a resolution to this issue is to get rid of the
Component One objects or have the two applications installed on two seperate
computers.

Bruce

"Ryan" <Ty****@newsgroups.nospamwrote in message
news:uU**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
Just a follow up. I decided on using ComponentOne's spell check object.
So far have implemented it in 2 production applications and feedback has
been positive. A lot of the other objects that come with the package are
pretty handy as well.

Ryan

"Ryan" <Ty****@newsgroups.nospamwrote in message
news:OR**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>Is building in spellcheck to applications really that unpopular? What do
you use, anyone?

"Ryan" <Ty****@newsgroups.nospamwrote in message
news:e3**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>Thanks for the info. I'm looking for recommendations. Has anyone tried
this one?
http://www.componentsource.com/produ...net/index.html

"Kevin Yu [MSFT]" <v-****@online.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:on**************@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl.. .
Hi Ryan,

Yes, currently there is no built-in spelling check in .NET framework.
Developing a spelling check function on your own requires dictionary
and
other components, which seems to be very complex. In this case, it's
better
to use a 3rd-party component to achieve this.

Kevin Yu
Microsoft Online Community Support

=============================================== ===
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the
most efficient resolution. The offering is not appropriate for
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that require urgent, real-time or phone-based interactions or complex
project analysis and dump analysis issues. Issues of this nature are
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handled working with a dedicated Microsoft Support Engineer by
contacting
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Dec 28 '06 #11
On Wed, 27 Dec 2006 21:54:39 -0700, Bruce W. Darby wrote:
Ryan,

Just a word of caution. The company I work for uses Component One grid
objects in our software. Another company in the same industry, different
focus, also uses Component One's grid objects and both of us have to be very
careful about how we register the objects. Component One provided us with an
application to register their objects literally, while they provided a
method to the other company to register the files referentially. The two
methods do not work well together at all. We are trying to get Component One
to fix this issue, but so far they have been unresponsive. The closest we
have been able to come to a resolution to this issue is to get rid of the
Component One objects or have the two applications installed on two seperate
computers.

Bruce
Hear hear! I've also had quite a number of problems with component one's
controls ... I've had enough and after evaluating Infragistics and
DevExpress for 2 months now I'm still unable to pick one horse and run with
it!

Here's a spell check component that looks interesting --plus comes with
full source code. Not free though

http://www.polarsoftware.com/product...cker/index.asp
--
Bits.Bytes
http://bytes.thinkersroom.com
Dec 28 '06 #12
Bruce,

Thanks for the warning. All the software I develop is only used in-house
(currently) so at the time being I don't forsee any conflicts with other 3rd
party software. I will definitely keep this issue in mind though.

Ryan

"Bruce W. Darby" <kr****@comcast.netwrote in message
news:Eo******************************@comcast.com. ..
Ryan,

Just a word of caution. The company I work for uses Component One grid
objects in our software. Another company in the same industry, different
focus, also uses Component One's grid objects and both of us have to be
very careful about how we register the objects. Component One provided us
with an application to register their objects literally, while they
provided a method to the other company to register the files
referentially. The two methods do not work well together at all. We are
trying to get Component One to fix this issue, but so far they have been
unresponsive. The closest we have been able to come to a resolution to
this issue is to get rid of the Component One objects or have the two
applications installed on two seperate computers.

Bruce

"Ryan" <Ty****@newsgroups.nospamwrote in message
news:uU**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>Just a follow up. I decided on using ComponentOne's spell check object.
So far have implemented it in 2 production applications and feedback has
been positive. A lot of the other objects that come with the package are
pretty handy as well.

Ryan

"Ryan" <Ty****@newsgroups.nospamwrote in message
news:OR**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>Is building in spellcheck to applications really that unpopular? What
do you use, anyone?

"Ryan" <Ty****@newsgroups.nospamwrote in message
news:e3**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
Thanks for the info. I'm looking for recommendations. Has anyone
tried this one?
http://www.componentsource.com/produ...net/index.html

"Kevin Yu [MSFT]" <v-****@online.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:on**************@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl. ..
Hi Ryan,
>
Yes, currently there is no built-in spelling check in .NET framework.
Developing a spelling check function on your own requires dictionary
and
other components, which seems to be very complex. In this case, it's
better
to use a 3rd-party component to achieve this.
>
Kevin Yu
Microsoft Online Community Support
>
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professional working with you may need further investigation to reach
the
most efficient resolution. The offering is not appropriate for
situations
that require urgent, real-time or phone-based interactions or complex
project analysis and dump analysis issues. Issues of this nature are
best
handled working with a dedicated Microsoft Support Engineer by
contacting
Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS) at
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>
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>




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