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Overview
WINDEV lets you use the spelling checker in the edit controls and text columns in the Table controls of WINDEV applications.
This spell check can be performed on the user computer:
  • Versions 24 and later
    with the integrated spelling checker.
    New in version 24
    with the integrated spelling checker.
    with the integrated spelling checker.
  • with Word or OpenOffice 2.0 (or later).
Versions 24 and later
To use the integrated spelling checker::
  1. Configure (if necessary) the project to use the integrated spell checking:
    • Display the description window of project: on the "Project" pane, in the "Project" group, click "Description".
    • In the "Options" tab:
      • Select the spelling checker "Integrated checker".
      • Check "Automatically copy the dictionaries into the generation directory" to enable the dictionaries with the executable. It is also possible to integrate the corresponding files into the application library.
    • Validate.
  2. Load the different dictionaries needed via DictionaryLoad.
    Note: The French and English dictionaries are automatically loaded.
  3. Apply spell checking on the different controls of the application (edit control, column of Table control):
    • check "Check the spelling" in the "Details" tab of the description window of the control.
    • use ..CheckSpell in the WLanguage code.
    • use ConfigureSpellCheck in the WLanguage code.
New in version 24
To use the integrated spelling checker::
  1. Configure (if necessary) the project to use the integrated spell checking:
    • Display the description window of project: on the "Project" pane, in the "Project" group, click "Description".
    • In the "Options" tab:
      • Select the spelling checker "Integrated checker".
      • Check "Automatically copy the dictionaries into the generation directory" to enable the dictionaries with the executable. It is also possible to integrate the corresponding files into the application library.
    • Validate.
  2. Load the different dictionaries needed via DictionaryLoad.
    Note: The French and English dictionaries are automatically loaded.
  3. Apply spell checking on the different controls of the application (edit control, column of Table control):
    • check "Check the spelling" in the "Details" tab of the description window of the control.
    • use ..CheckSpell in the WLanguage code.
    • use ConfigureSpellCheck in the WLanguage code.
To use the integrated spelling checker::
  1. Configure (if necessary) the project to use the integrated spell checking:
    • Display the description window of project: on the "Project" pane, in the "Project" group, click "Description".
    • In the "Options" tab:
      • Select the spelling checker "Integrated checker".
      • Check "Automatically copy the dictionaries into the generation directory" to enable the dictionaries with the executable. It is also possible to integrate the corresponding files into the application library.
    • Validate.
  2. Load the different dictionaries needed via DictionaryLoad.
    Note: The French and English dictionaries are automatically loaded.
  3. Apply spell checking on the different controls of the application (edit control, column of Table control):
    • check "Check the spelling" in the "Details" tab of the description window of the control.
    • use ..CheckSpell in the WLanguage code.
    • use ConfigureSpellCheck in the WLanguage code.
To use the OpenOffice spelling checker:
  1. Versions 24 and later
    Configure (if necessary) the project to use the spelling checker with OpenOffice:
    • Display the description window of project: on the "Project" pane, in the "Project" group, click "Description".
    • In the "Options" tab, select "OpenOffice checker".
    • Validate.
    New in version 24
    Configure (if necessary) the project to use the spelling checker with OpenOffice:
    • Display the description window of project: on the "Project" pane, in the "Project" group, click "Description".
    • In the "Options" tab, select "OpenOffice checker".
    • Validate.
    Configure (if necessary) the project to use the spelling checker with OpenOffice:
    • Display the description window of project: on the "Project" pane, in the "Project" group, click "Description".
    • In the "Options" tab, select "OpenOffice checker".
    • Validate.
  2. Install OpenOffice on the end user's computer. See How to install OpenOffice 2.0? for more details
  3. Install the OpenOffice dictionaries on the same computer. See How to install OpenOffice 2.0? for more details
  4. Apply spell checking on the different controls of the application (edit control, column of Table control):
    • check "Check the spelling" in the "Details" tab of the description window of the control.
    • use ..CheckSpell in the WLanguage code.
    • use ConfigureSpellCheck in the WLanguage code.
Operating mode
Versions 24 and later

Integrated spelling checker

If the integrated spelling checker is used, the spelling automatically performed in the edit control and table columns: the words not found in the integrated dictionary are automatically underlined in red. The popup menu of the underlined word allows you to select one of the proposed words or to add the word into the dictionary.
Automatic spelling checker
Words added to the dictionary are added to the file "C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Roaming\PC SOFT\perso.dic". They can be edited and deleted if necessary.
New in version 24

Integrated spelling checker

If the integrated spelling checker is used, the spelling automatically performed in the edit control and table columns: the words not found in the integrated dictionary are automatically underlined in red. The popup menu of the underlined word allows you to select one of the proposed words or to add the word into the dictionary.
Automatic spelling checker
Words added to the dictionary are added to the file "C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Roaming\PC SOFT\perso.dic". They can be edited and deleted if necessary.

Integrated spelling checker

If the integrated spelling checker is used, the spelling automatically performed in the edit control and table columns: the words not found in the integrated dictionary are automatically underlined in red. The popup menu of the underlined word allows you to select one of the proposed words or to add the word into the dictionary.
Automatic spelling checker
Words added to the dictionary are added to the file "C:\Users\<User>\AppData\Roaming\PC SOFT\perso.dic". They can be edited and deleted if necessary.

OpenOffice spelling checker

Two spelling checkers can be proposed according to the word processor installed on the computer.
If the word processor is Word, the Word spelling checker can be automatically started on the edit controls ("Spell check" from the popup menu).
Spell check with Word
Note: This option is proposed only if Word is installed on the current computer.
If the word processor is OpenOffice, the spell checker is automatically performed in the edit controls and in the table columns: the words not found in the OpenOffice dictionary are automatically underlined in red. The popup menu of the underlined word allows you to select one of the proposed words or to add the word into the dictionary.
Spell check with OpenOffice
Note: This option is proposed only if OpenOffice and its dictionary are installed on the current computer. See the documentation about this software to install the dictionaries.
Minimum required version
  • Version 14
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