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Richard Buff
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Richard Buff asked on 27 Apr 2009, 11:37 AM
Hi!

My customers like the "inline" spellcheck mode that the RAD Editor provides.  How can I tie the inline spellcheck to a standard control?

I hope that I'm not overlooking something obvious...I see many examples of using the popup spell checker, but not how to use the inline editor with a non-RAD control.

Thanks!  I really enjoy the tools.

Rich

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Rumen
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answered on 28 Apr 2009, 03:39 PM
Hi Richard,

The inline Ajax spellchecker could be used only inside RadEditor. The content area of the editor is an editable IFRAME and allows to highlight the misspelled words by wrapping them inside a <span> tag with inline css and class attributes, e.g.

<span class="RadEWrongWord" id="RadESpellError_0" style="background-color: #ffff00;">misspelledword</span>

Unfortunately, there is not a way to highlight the misspelled words inside the textbox / textarea elements because the span wrappers will be visible and displayed as text in them.

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Richard Buff
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answered on 29 Apr 2009, 11:23 AM
Thanks for the insight (though I'm disppointed by the reply).

I've seen several other requests from Telerik customers for inline spell checking - so it seems like a popular need.  What are the plans for this?

Thanks!
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Rumen
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answered on 04 May 2009, 07:50 AM
Hi Richard,

For the time being we do not plan to implement this feature because our ToDo list for Q2 2009 is already set. The requested inline textbox spellchecking is logged to our database and we will consider its implementation for some next major release.

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answered on 24 Aug 2012, 12:03 PM
Hi,

There are other controls (Karamsoft UltimateSpell) that provide inline spell check functionality. It is surprising that Rad spell is unable to do this even now with Rad Textbox or regular Textbox. Is this issue being worked on? Can we expect a fix any time soon on this.

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Rumen
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answered on 27 Aug 2012, 01:31 PM
Hello Neel,

Currently all major browsers offer their own built-in spellcheckers that perform spell check as you type out-of-the box in the editable elements: textareas, inputs, editable iframe and div elements. The content area of RadEditor is an editable IFRAME or DIV (when ContentAreaMode is set to DIV).

The required spell as you type feature is currently offered out-of-the box by all modern browsers Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and the new Internet Explorer 10 (see this screenshot http://screencast.com/t/bbmhOHD0) and we encourage your end users to use it. We do not plan to implement our own spellcheck as you type feature since it is already offered by all browser venders as well as it will decrease the editing of larger content since the JavaScript code is 10 times slower than the native compiled code.

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Rumen
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