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_Application.CheckSpelling Method 

Checks the spelling of a single word. Returns True if the word is found in one of the dictionaries; returns False if the word isn't found.

Namespace: Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel
Assembly: Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel (in

Dim Word As String
Dim CustomDictionary As Object
Dim IgnoreUppercase As Object
Dim returnValue As Boolean
Dim _Application1 As _Application
returnValue = _Application1.CheckSpelling(Word, CustomDictionary, IgnoreUppercase)

bool CheckSpelling(
	[In] string Word, 
	[In, Optional] object CustomDictionary, 
	[In, Optional] object IgnoreUppercase
public boolean CheckSpelling(
	/*in*/System.String Word, 
	/*in*/System.Object CustomDictionary, 
	/*in*/System.Object IgnoreUppercase
function CheckSpelling(
	 Word : String, 
	 CustomDictionary : Object, 
	 IgnoreUppercase : Object
) : Boolean;



Required String. The word you want to check.


Optional Object. A string that indicates the file name of the custom dictionary to be examined if the word isn't found in the main dictionary. If this argument is omitted, the currently specified dictionary is used.


Optional Object. True to have Microsoft Excel ignore words that are all uppercase. False to have Microsoft Excel check words that are all uppercase. If this argument is omitted, the current setting will be used.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000

Target Platforms