Wednesday, August 26, 2009

IntelliSpell - Spell Checker



This is about introducing an integrated spell checker tool for .Net IDE.


Microsoft Visual Studio is the most powerful and popular software development environment. However, it lacks spell-checking capabilities that exist in popular authoring packages.

Realizing developers’ needs, ComponentOne presents ComponentOne IntelliSpell™. The spell-checking add-in enables you to spell-check code, comments, strings, HTML, XML, resources, and general text in both Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2005. With IntelliSpell, you have the power to deliver products free of spelling errors.  Get started today with IntelliSpell Community Edition, and spell-check your files in Visual Studio at no cost.


ComponentOne IntelliSpell comes in two editions:


-          The Community Edition is a free version that allows you to check one file at a time. You can use it for as long as you like, and share it with your friends and co-workers.

-          The Professional Edition can check entire projects and solutions, including localize applications.



Here is the feature set.




Xml File Spell Check


HTM File Spell Check


JS Spell check


C#/VB.Net Spell Check


CSS Spell Check


Resource File Spell Check


ASPX File Spell Check


Checks String in quotes


Checks function/variable name


Checks in comments (single and multiline)


Mixed Case Spell Check


Word with number Spell Check


Ignore Word Option


Compile Time Spell Check


Design Time Spell Check


Need to run separately


Can run separately (for integration with Automated Build)


Custom Configuration Available


VS Version

2005, 2008

Need MS Word Installed


Dictionary Customization

N (In Free Tool)



Installation –


-          It will be installed at  - C:\Program Files\ComponentOne\IntelliSpell (Unless other path is chosen)



Getting Started –


Once you've installed C1IntelliSpell, use any one of the following methods to start spell checking your projects in Visual Studio:


1.      From the Visual Studio menu: Select Tools | ComponentOne IntelliSpell.

2.      From the C1IntelliSpell Visual Studio toolbar: Right-click an empty part of the Visual Studio toolbar area and make sure the ComponentOne IntelliSpell toolbar is checked. Then select a command from the toolbar to begin spell checking.

3.      From the Visual Studio Task List: Select View | Task List and make sure the ComponentOne IntelliSpell item is selected on the list.


The C1IntelliSpell toolbar offers the following commands:







Note – As we have the community edition only the ‘Check Active Document’ feature will be enabled.



Spell-Checking Options


ComponentOne IntelliSpell is a flexible tool. You can configure it using the Options command (available on the C1IntelliSpell menu, toolbars, and Task List). The command shows the ComponentOne IntelliSpell Options dialog box, which looks like this:



Help Manual –


There is lot more you can learn about the tool using the help.


Once installed the help can be found at - C:\Program Files\ComponentOne\IntelliSpell\Help.

Otherwise the online help can be found at -


For any further help, feel free to contact.


Thanks & Regards,

Arun Manglick || Senior Tech Lead


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