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.
Hi, I have a really frustrating issue. When ever I open VS 2015 the extension is disabled and I have to go in the options and re-enable it every time. What could it be? Maybe one of my other extensions are conflicting with it? I only have CodeMaid installed the rest are pre-installed by visual studio.
Other than that this is an amazing extension.
Hi, I have the same issue in my VS Community 2015 and Win10. I uninstalled all extensions I don't need but it doesn't help. I tried start VS as common user and as administrator but both with the same result. I noticed one thing when I enable Spell Checker and restart VS using button "Restart Now" then Spell Checker is enable. When I instead close and start VS manually it is disabled.
Option "Load per user extensions when running as administrator" is marked.
Thank you for tip. But it didn't help me. I repaired my Visual Studio installation but without success too. Finally I uninstalled the Spell Checker again. Cleaned the MEF cache and install it again and now it is always enabled. Thank you for your help and great extension.
It doesn't provide a build task that will perform spell checking. There was a request for it but I decided not to implement it for the reasons given here: https://github.com/EWSoftware/VSSpellChecker/issues/10
See the project wiki. It describes all of the configuration options and how to use it:
If you've got more specific questions, open an issue on the GitHub project site and ask it there as I'm more likely to see it:
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.