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i would like to be able to  use microsoft word to spell check the text in a rich text box on a form

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can anyone proved me with the code in VS 2008 to be able to spell check the text in a rich text box entered by a user?

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Hello, JMadden,

If you are free to change the contents of the clipboard you could use something like the code in the attached snippet.  

If you want to preserve the clipboard (and also the formatting in the RichTextBox) then you would have to copy the text from the RichTextBox to the word document and compare the text after the spell check with that before, replacing any changed words in the RichTextBox.  That's a bit more work.

Cheers,
Randy

Dim wrdApp As New Word.Application
        Dim wrdDoc As Word.Document = wrdApp.Documents.Add
        If (RichTextBox1.SelectionLength = 0) Then RichTextBox1.SelectAll()
        RichTextBox1.Cut()
        wrdDoc.Content.Paste()
        wrdDoc.CheckSpelling()
        wrdDoc.Content.Select()
        wrdDoc.Content.Copy()
        RichTextBox1.Paste()
        wrdDoc.Close(SaveChanges:=False)
        wrdApp.Quit()

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by:john M
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what imports do you need to add to get word.application
i got blue lines for Word.Application , Word.Document  




 Dim wrdApp As New Word.Application
    Dim wrdDoc As Word.Document = wrdApp.Documents.Add
        If (   .SelectionLength = 0) Then RichTextBox1.SelectAll()
        RichTextBox1.Cut()
        wrdDoc.Content.Paste()
        wrdDoc.CheckSpelling()
        wrdDoc.Content.Select()
        wrdDoc.Content.Copy()
        RichTextBox1.Paste()
        wrdDoc.Close(SaveChanges:=False)
        wrdApp.Quit()
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by:omegaomega
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Hi, JMadden,

I am back in the dark ages using Office 2k, so my references look like this:

    Microsoft Office 9.0 Object Library (v = 2.1.0.0)
    Microsoft Word 9.0 Object Library (v = 8.1.0.0)

If you add just the reference for the appropriate version of Word (using the COM tab of the "Add References" dialog), you should find that the corresponding Office reference will also be added.

Cheers,
Randy
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great stuff
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