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Spell Checker Options

You can configure the Spell Checker in the Editor | All Languages | Code Analysis | Spell Checker options page.

The screenshot below shows the default Spell Checker settings.

Expanded Contexts

The Context group options specify which elements the Spell Checker checks. The following elements are available for spell check:

  • Comments
  • Strings
  • Verbatim strings
  • XML Comments
  • File names

Expanded Options

This group includes the main Spell Checker options.

Check designer files

Specifies whether to check spelling in designer files.

Ignored elements

Specify text elements that the Spell Checker should ignore. The following elements can be ignored:

  • e-mails
  • mixed case words
  • repeated words
  • uppercase words
  • URLs
  • words with numbers

Skip spell check based on the words length

You can restrict the spell check for words whole length is less than or equal to the specified value. The default value: 3.


Specifies the current culture.

Expanded Identifiers

The Spell Checker can check the following identifiers:

  • Public members
  • Internal members
  • Protected internal members
  • Protected members
  • Private members
  • Local variables and parameters

Expanded Dictionaries

The Dictionaries group allows you to manage the Spell Checker dictionaries.

To add a dictionary, click the Add dictionary button.

In the Add Dictionary dialog, specify dictionary name and type, and click Add.

The Delete button enables you to remove the selected dictionary.

Expanded Change the Spell Checker Language

You can add your custom dictionary for every language to the Spell Checker. See the Adding a Dictionary for the Spell Checker for details.

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