spell check

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  1. BillE

    BillE Guest

    What is the best way to implement client-side spell checking in an existing
    web forms application?

    I'm using VS2008 vb.net.

    Thanks
    Bill
    BillE, Nov 28, 2008
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  2. BillE

    BillE Guest

    Thanks!



    "Mark Rae [MVP]" <> wrote in message
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    > "BillE" <> wrote in message
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    >
    >> What is the best way to implement client-side spell checking in an
    >> existing web forms application?
    >>
    >> I'm using VS2008 vb.net.

    >
    > All spell-checking requires looking up words against a collection of other
    > words. This collection is usually, but by no means exclusively, in
    > dictionary files of various formats.
    >
    > Completely client-side spell-checking would involve the dictionary being
    > available client-side. Since all modern browsers are designed specifically
    > to prevent any direct interaction with the hardware and software of the
    > machine on which they are running, this dictionary would need to be
    > downloaded with the HtmlResponse as some sort of JavaScript array - hugely
    > impractical as well as massively resource-hungry.
    >
    > A far better solution would be to use an AJAX-based solution. Obviously,
    > you could roll your own, but there are loads of 3rd-party solutions
    > available. I'd suggest you use one of those. I use this one:
    > http://www.essentialobjects.com/Products/EOWeb/SpellChecker.aspx
    >
    >
    > --
    > Mark Rae
    > ASP.NET MVP
    > http://www.markrae.net
    BillE, Nov 28, 2008
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