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Some years ago I developed an "acrostic constructor" using VB6 running under XP. I used "Vsspell" as an embedded spell checker. I recently got around to getting the program to work under Win7 by eliminating all OCXs and coding work-arounds. But I had to delete Vsspell. I was told that the version I had would not work in Win 7 or Win10. The latest version of Vsspell is only available in the complete suite which costs a bit over $1000.

My program used Vsspell to spell check text in VB6 text boxes. I've looked around the web for other spell checkers. I can write code to transfer the contents of a VB6 text box to a temporary notepad if that is necessary.

Question: Does anyone have a recommendation for a spell checker that I can call from a VB6 command button? That doesn't cost $1000?

It is possible that I have been misinformed. Should I try registering my old Vsspell OCX in Win7? I'm not confident dorking around with the registry. What is the command line syntax?

- - Norma
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There is an article here on EE about this.  here is the article.

I personally would be trying to bring the App into the .NET (Vb/c#) world where there are better text boxes in for example WPF that do this all for you.
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Thank you.

I originated this program 10 or maybe 12 years ago. A group of people use it. Years ago I had code such as the example in your link that invoked Microsoft Word. But back then, too many users didn't have Word. So I thought it would be nice to have a self-contained spell checker. Vsspell worked fine until Win7 came along. And I've lost my original Word-invoker code. So I am happy to find it here.

I know my program sorely needs to be modernized, but I don't have the ambition.

- - Norma
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