Spelly - Spell Checker

Spelly is an add-in to Microsoft Developer Studio 97. It adds the ability to spellcheck source code and comments, including identifiers with under_scores and MixedCase.

Please send bug reports and suggestions to yonat@usa.net. Latest version available at http://www.kinetica.com/home/yon/4dev/

Disclaimer

This software is provided as-is. Don't blame me if it trashes your source files, your system, or your life.

Install/Uninstall

  1. Copy Spelly.dll to the add-ins folder of Developer Studio:
    C:\Program Files\DevStudio\SharedIDE\AddIns
  2. Copy Spelly.lex to your Windows folder (Sorry).
  3. In Developer Studio, go to the "Tools" menu and select "Customize...".
  4. Go to the "Add-ins and Macro Files" tab (the last one). Mark the checkbox next to "Spelly" as checked, and click "Close".
  5. Developer Studio adds a new toolbar with the Spelly button. You can move this button to another toolbar by pressing the Alt key while dragging the button.
To deactivate Spelly, perform steps 3-4, but uncheck the checkbox next to Spelly.
To completely uninstall Spelly:
  1. Exit Developer Studio.
  2. Delete Spelly.dll from your Developer Studio add-ins folder.
  3. Delete Spelly.lex and Spelly.dic from your Windows folder.

Usage

Click the "Spelly" button to spellcheck the active document. Click on the "Spelly (no code)" button to spellcheck only comments and strings (In HTML documents, checks both text and comment tags).

To check only a portion of the document, select it and then click the Spelly button.

Acknowledgements

Mark Bartosik helped me solve a nasty COM reference leak. Thanks Mark!

Download Spelly - 179KB



Comments

  • Can it work besides DevStudio.

    Posted by Legacy on 01/05/2000 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Alpesh Makwana

    Hello there this is a very nice utility that you have made.
    But is it possible that it can work with some other software besides the devstudio. I have a small program wherein the user has to write letters.
    I was searching for one such utility. Please advise me if this thing can work and how do I configure It to work with other software.
    Thank again for a great Utility,
    Bye Alpesh Makwana

    Reply
  • New version 2.5 available

    Posted by Legacy on 12/25/1999 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Yonat Sharon

    You can get the new version from http://ootips.org/yonat/4dev/Spelly25.zip

    It will only work for Visual C++ 6. If you had an older version installed, please remove all occurrences of "Spelly" from the registry before installing.

    Reply
  • Getting it to work with Visual Studio 98

    Posted by Legacy on 11/13/1999 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Raine Lightner

    Can't seem to get it to work with VS 98.. any idea's?

    Reply
  • Doen't work wirh VC++ 6.0

    Posted by Legacy on 11/07/1999 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Amos Ortal

    The speller cause VC++ 6.0 to crash.

    Reply
  • A really useful tool.

    Posted by Legacy on 08/14/1999 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Gary A. Howard

    I downloaded this little add-in last night and gave it a try. Great job Yonat. It worked much better than I had hoped for. I used it from VC 6.0 running on Windows 2000 Professional.

    This little add-in will definitely save me the grunt work involved with putting code into MSWord, running the spell checker, and then placing it back into code. The company I work for does formal code reviews. It is really embarrassing when others review your work that has been littered with spelling errors.

    Reply
  • Problems with Windows NT

    Posted by Legacy on 06/15/1999 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Raiko

    With this tool some problems occur while running under Windows NT. With administrator rigths it works fine. But with an normal user (with restricted rigths to file-system and registry) the dll register server (regsvr32) returns an error.
    As normal user there is no way to use this tool.


    regards
    raiko

    Reply
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