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TextBoxBase.SpellCheck Property

Gets a SpellCheck object that provides access to spelling errors in the text contents of a TextBoxBase or RichTextBox.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls.Primitives
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

member SpellCheck : SpellCheck with get

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Controls.SpellCheck
A SpellCheck object that provides access to spelling errors in the text contents of a TextBoxBase or RichTextBox.
This property has no default value.

By default, when you enable spell checking in an editing control like TextBox or RichTextBox, you get spell-checking choices in the context menu. For example, when users right-click a misspelled word, they get a set of spelling suggestions or the option to Ignore All. However, when you override the default context menu with your own custom context menu, this functionality is lost, and you need to write code to reenable the spell-checking feature in the context menu. The following example shows how to enable this on a TextBox.

The following example shows the Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) that creates a TextBox with some events that are used to implement the context menu.

<Page x:Class="SDKSample.SpellerCustomContextMenu"
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
    Loaded="OnWindowLoaded">

  <TextBox
    Name="myTextBox" 
    TextWrapping="Wrap"
    SpellCheck.IsEnabled="True"
    ContextMenuOpening="tb_ContextMenuOpening">
    In a custum menu you need to write code to add speler choices
    because everything in a custom context menu has to be added explicitly.
  </TextBox>

</Page>

The following example shows the code that implements the context menu.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

The code used for doing this with a RichTextBox is similar. The main difference is in the parameter passed to the GetSpellingError method. For a TextBox, pass the integer index of the caret position:

spellingError = myTextBox.GetSpellingError(caretIndex);

For a RichTextBox, pass the TextPointer that specifies the caret position:

spellingError = myRichTextBox.GetSpellingError(myRichTextBox.CaretPosition);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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