An editor extension that checks the spelling of comments, strings, and plain text as you type or interactively with a tool window. It can also spell check an entire solution, project, or selected items. Options are available to define multiple languages to spell check agains...
Sorry to say it but, it works for me in both VS2013 and VS2015. I'm just using the standard install of both. Do you perhaps have another package installed that provides TypeScript support? If so, perhaps that's doing something different such that its not reporting spans the same way or in a way the spell checker recognizes. Just a guess.
If you've got spelling errors in the TypeScript files, they should show up when doing a solution/project spell check. That's not affected by the editor's tagger.
G'day, Nice extension.
When I run a Check for the entire solution it's checking everything referenced under the External Dependencies tab. Such as boost libraries.
Have I got something basic misconfigured?
The "External Dependencies" folder appears to be a pseudo-folder added by the project manager in C++ projects. As far as the spell checker is concerned, its treating it like any other folder in the project. I'll see if there's a way to exclude it.
Is there a way to install the spell checker on Visual Studio Express?
I am having Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop, and why trying to install it I get the message "This extension is not installable on any currently installed products.".
No, the Express editions do not support installation of third party extensions. I suggest switching to the Community edition. It's the same thing as the Developer edition of Visual Studio but is free as long as you meet their licensing terms. More info can be found here: https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/visual-studio-community-vs.aspx
If you've got the latest release (v2016.5.28.0) it should spell check any WPF text box within Visual Studio like those in the check-in comments and notes text boxes. I can't say specifically whether the work items or user stories use WPF text boxes but they probably do. The option should be enabled by default. See this wiki topic for details:
For about 30 years, I've wanted a spell checker that was language sensitive. For example, in C++, the spell checker could automatically pick up variable and function definitions so that these could appear in comments without being thought misspellings.
Can this spell checker do this? If not, it would be a great enhancement.
Is there a way to disable the scroll markers of the location of spelling. I would like only to underline the wrong spelled words.
I do not want to see the scroll markers because on some files I do not maintain I have almost a continuous pink line. (Vs 2013 community)
There is no way to turn off the markers for just the spell checker. Visual Studio doesn't provide a way to do that. The only way to turn them off is globally for all such markers by going into Tools | Options | Text Editor | All Languages | Scroll Bars and turning off the "Show errors" option. The side effect is that you won't see markers for syntax errors etc. either.
The spell check as you type option seems to work as expected within the editor. Solution/project spell checking currently doesn't work in some web projects and the ".ts" file type isn't recognized by the current release so it'll be spell checked as text if it does work. I plan on publishing an update this weekend that fixes those issues.
For future reference, please post such issues at the project site on GitHub as I'll see and respond to them in a more timely fashion: https://github.com/EWSoftware/VSSpellChecker/issues
Hey, Great Extension! I recently installed the extension for VS 2015 and was wondering if there is an easy keyboard navigation option to cycle through all the errors in a file. So ideally I would start at the top of the file, navigate using the keyboard to the first error, resolve it (either by correcting/ignoring or adding to dictionary) using the Ctrl+'.' keyboard shortcut. Once resolved, I would use the keyboard shortcut to navigate to the next error and resolve it and so on, instead of using the mouse to move to the next error.
The interactive spell checking tool window (Tools | Spell Checker | Spell Check Current Document) is intended for that. It will cycle through all spelling issues letting you correct or ignore them one by one until done.
The latest release also has a solution/project spell checking tool window to handle issues across an entire solution, project, or selected items. Those options are found on the same submenu. See the project wiki for usage details (https://github.com/EWSoftware/VSSpellChecker/wiki).
If installed, you should see the menu options under Tools | Spell Checker. Also, when editing files, any misspelled words should be underlined and a smart tag is available to correct them within the editor. See the project wiki for instructions: https://github.com/EWSoftware/VSSpellChecker/wiki