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Spell checking in Visual Studio?


I was wondering if anyone knew of a plug-in/tool/a method to integrate a spell checker in Visual Studio? Or something that can scan through resource files?

We end up raising a fair few defects due to spelling/grammar problems and I was wondering if there was anything our devs could use with minimal effort or change required in their work practices.

Any help or advice appreciated. Thanks.

Friday, April 16, 2004
should get you started

Google ("spell check source code") is wonderful tool...

Friday, April 16, 2004

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Friday, April 16, 2004

Hmmm... I'll bet you could script UltraEdit, which even has word libraries for various programming languages.

If you have Visual Studio Tools for Office, you can write .Net code to automate Word, or you could call the Word objects from a VS.Net plug-in.

[this is all assuming you don't find a 3rd party utility you like]


Friday, April 16, 2004

Just last week I was on a team that created an add-in for Visual Studio to do spell checking. You can select any text and it will spell check it. If no text is selected, it brings up a form where you can insert comments that are automatically formatted.

It uses NetSpell (an open source spell checker written in C#), so there are no external dependancies (e.g. Microsoft Word).

We created this for a programming contest at Purdue. The contest is over, but we've got some ideas for other features to add. If you've got any ideas, let us know.

Mikel Berger
Saturday, April 17, 2004


I'm using IE v6. When I bring up this page, it shows almost nothing until I <Alt><Tab> followed by <Alt><Tab> to cause the window to repaint itself.

Christopher Wells
Saturday, April 17, 2004

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