Atomineer Spell Checking
Atomineer includes an optional check-as-you-type spelling extension (for Visual Studio 2015 and 2017). This live typing aid has been specially designed to work in harmony with Atomineer Pro Documentation:
Atomineer Spelling includes built-in English dictionaries (US and UK English), and can also use any dictionaries compatible with the Open Office system.
Just double-click the 'AtomineerSpelling2017.vsix' file (or the 2015 variant) that is included within your Atomineer Pro Documentation download and follow the VSIX installer's prompts to install the extension. Once installed, you can disable/enable or uninstall it again from the 'Tools > Extensions and Updates' menu item in Visual Studio.
Note that if another spell-checking extension is installed alongside Atomineer Spelling, only one extension will be able to highlight spelling corrections in the code - usually depending on the order in which Visual Studio decides to start up the extensions. It is recommended that only one spell-checker is installed/enabled at any time.
In a source code file, move your cursor into a comment or documentation comment block. Any unknown words in that comment will be indicated by a wavy line (purple by default) drawn beneath them.
If you move the cursor into any highlighted word, a a light bulb (or a small blue marker in older Visual Studio versions) will appear. Click it (or just press ctrl-. (ctrl-period)) to show a menu of correction and dictionary options.
This options on this menu menu include:
(There may also be other lightbulb menu items which relate to Visual Studio's coding suggestions rather than spell checking)
Atomineer Spelling works best as a live typing aid: while typing, the current (incomplete) word will display a spelling highlight. If at the end of typing a word the highlight doesn't vanish, type ctrl-. to open the correction menu. In many cases the first word suggested will be what you want, so pressing Enter will correct it. (If not, tab or the cursor keys can be used to select a better correction). This allows typos to be quickly and conveniently corrected as you type, without your hands needing to leave the keyboard.
Customising the SpellingError highlight colour
The colour used to highlight spelling errors defaults to a light purple. You can configure a different colour by choosing Tools > Options, switching to the Environment > Fonts and Colors section, and choosing a new colour for 'SpellingError'.
Alternative open-source language dictionaries can be found on the OpenOffice Extensions site.
From here, download an appropriate .zip or .oxt Dictionary file. (If you download an oxt file, rename it to .zip to access the contents). From this, extract the pair of dictionary files (with extensions .dic and .aff). Copy them to a safe permanent location from which they can be used. In Visual Studio, open the Atomineer correction menu from a highlighted word, select 'Choose a dictionary', then browse to the .dic file.
Use of Open Source Libraries
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