Windows 8 and Spell Check

WinRT XAML supports system-driven spell checking and auto-complete. Built in and right out of the box. The figure SpellCheckshows spell checking at work. Notice the squiggly underlining of the misspelled word, the options to correct or add to the dictionary or ignore.

You get both spell checking and autocompletion by setting just two properties on the TextBox.

<TextBox x:Name="JobTitle"
IsSpellCheckEnabled="True"
IsTextPredictionEnabled="True"
Width="200"
Height="40"
Grid.Row="2"
Grid.Column="1"
HorizontalAlignment="Left"
Margin="5"
VerticalAlignment="Center" />

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses. He was a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP and a Microsoft MVP.
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