Application Modernization: What Is It and How to Get Started
Environment: Visual C++ 6
Have you ever wanted to quickly check to see if one word is spelled right while coding with Visual Studio? Of course you have! This macro let's you put the cursor on the word (or highlight the part you want to check) and tells you if it's correct or wrong. If wrong, it will give you a list of suggestions of the correct spelling. COM is great!
NOTE: You must have Microsoft Word 97 or 2000 installed for this macro to work.
For those that need it, installation instructions:
In Visual Studio, click tools->macro, enter the name "Spellcheck" and click Edit. Cut and past the macro from below in over the default one.
To choose the hotkey that runs it, click the Options button, then keystrokes. You can assign any key combination you wish.
Sub Spellcheck() Dim txtCredit Set MSWord = CreateObject( "Word.Application") Dim colSuggestions Dim suggestion Dim txtFinal 'to hold the final results txtCredit = "Visual Studio Spell Checker by Seth A. Robinson" 'Converted from an example from "Programming Visual Basic" 'MSWord.visible = true 'uncomment this to see what's really 'happpening behind the scenes ' Add a document if there aren't any (needed to get ' suggestions). If MSWord.Documents.Count = 0 Then MSWord.Documents.Add If ActiveDocument.Selection.Text = "" Then 'They didn't choose anything, so let's grab the word they 'set the cursor on ActiveDocument.Selection.WordRight ActiveDocument.Selection.WordLeft dsExtend End If Dim txt_temp txt_temp = ActiveDocument.Selection.Text If MSWord.CheckSpelling(txt_temp) Then ' The word is correct. MsgBox "It appears """&txt_temp&""" is spelled correctly.",_ vbInformation,txtCredit Else 'Word is wrong, let's get some suggestions of right ones. Set colSuggestions = MSWord.GetSpellingSuggestions(txt_temp) txtFinal = "It appears """&txt_temp&""" is spelled wrong. " +_ " Here are some possible replacements:"&vbLf&vbLf If colSuggestions.Count = 0 Then MsgBox txtFinal&"(no suggestions)",vbCritical, txtCredit Else For Each suggestion In colSuggestions txtFinal = txtFinal&suggestion.name&vbLf Next 'show suggestions to user MsgBox txtFinal,vbCritical, txtCredit End If End If 'Kill document, don't leave it floating in memory MSWord.ActiveWindow.Close wdDoNotSaveChanges End Sub