Underline Spelling Errors
Underline spelling errors as you write comments and strings, or check periodically in a batch mode. Checking as you write places squiggly lines under misspelled words.
You select the color of underlining in the Visual Assist X options dialog
Right+Click on a misspelled word and see a list of suggestions. Accept a suggested correction or add the word to your user dictionary
Spell check in batch mode using a button in the Visual Assist X toolbar. If present, your current selection is checked. If there is no selection, your current file is checked.
Installation of Visual Assist X includes only a U.S. English dictionary. Additional dictionaries are available for more than 50 languages and dialects.
Visual Assist X reads dictionaries in the format standarized by OpenOffice.org, hence dictionaries from OpenOffice.org work with Visual Assist X.
Download your additional dictionary from OpenOffice.org
, unzip and copy the
files to the
subdirectory of the Visual Assist X data directory:
Vista/Windows 7: C:\Users\
Windows 2000/XP: C:\Documents and Settings\
Restart your IDE to make Visual Assist X find your new dictionaries.
When you Right+Click a misspelled word, you have the option to add the misspelled word to a dictionary of user-defined words. The words are stored in plain text in
subdirectory. You can add words to the user dictionary, one word per line, with any text editor.
Visual Assist X does not underline what it believes is commented code. This includes symbols defined in any context.
Words within comments that appear in PascalCase, camelCase or hungarian_notation are not underlined. Visual Assist X assumes the words refer to symbols.
String arguments to C/C++ preprocessor macros are not checked, e.g. string arguments to _T().
An exception exists for misspelled words used elsewhere. If you misspell a word in a comment or string, then use it subsequently in a C/C++ preprocessor macro, the word is underlined.
You see double underlining when the IDE underlines as well as Visual Assist X. For example, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
underlines strings in C# containing unrecognized escape sequences, and Visual Assist X underlines the misspelled words in those strings.
A separate feature underlines mistyped symbols
Words that contain, or are followed by, special characters such as @ and <, are assumed to be part of an email address or URL and are not underlined.
Formatting symbols such as %d and \n are not underlined.
Single-letter words are not considered misspelled.
Words are not underlined while typing them.
Spell check in batch mode only is available in HTML, txt and IDL files.