Spellcheck while typing a new word in RadRichTextBox

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  1. Fabrizio
    Fabrizio avatar
    6 posts
    Member since:
    Jul 2015

    Posted 21 Jun 2016 Link to this post

    Hi everybody!

    I have this problem: while the user types a new word in a RadRichTextBox with SpellChecker activated, the red wavy line appears for every character that makes the partial word wrong, even if the word is not completely typed.

    Example: writing the word "these" in your RadRichTextBox Demo Application

    t --> error
    h --> error
    e --> OK (word = "the")
    s --> error
    e --> OK (word = "these")

    Since out application is primarily used by dyslexic young children (7-13 yo), seeing this fictitious error is a problem because they can't easily figure out if there's a typo in what they wrote before or simply because the word is still incomplete.


    Now for the million-dollar question: Is there a way to inhibit this behavior and activate spellchecking for a newly typed word ONLY after a non alphanumeric char has been typed? This mechanism should trigger when I press space, but also Enter or a punctuation char like ? or !, full stop or comma and so on.

    P.S.: I was in doubt about where posting this thread, RichTextBox or SpellChecker. If I posted it in the wrong place, I ask for an Admin to move it where it should belong.

    Thanks in advance, cheers!


  2. Boby
    Boby avatar
    631 posts

    Posted 23 Jun 2016 Link to this post

    Hello Fabrizio,

    This behavior is not supported by RadRichTextBox's spell checker. I've logged a feature request on the WPF public feedback portal, where you can vote for it and subscribe to track eventual implementation:
    Exclude current word from real-time spell checking

    I've added some Telerik points to your account for the suggestion.

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