IE 10 Spell Checker - by Simple Samples

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  By Design<br /><br />
		The product team believes this item works according to its intended design.<br /><br />
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ID 789750 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 2
Opened 6/8/2013 10:59:00 AM
Access Restriction Public


The spell checker feature does not work in a WebBrowser control in Windows 7. Please see the forum thread "Enabling the IE 10 Spell Checker in a WebBrowser" at:
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Posted by Pezzei on 6/4/2014 at 11:09 PM
We experience the same problem.
Is there any solution to this?

Our code works perfectly on win8 but on win7 no chance, doesn’t matter which REG key we changed / added.
Best regards
Posted by Simple Samples on 7/31/2013 at 4:23 PM
I assume that the documentation has been or will be updated correspondingly.
Posted by Microsoft on 7/31/2013 at 4:07 PM
Thank you for your feedback.

After additional review, the spelling feature is only supported on Windows 8 and higher and is not supported on Windows 7. This is because the spelling feature was built into the Windows 8 platform.

Best regards,

The Internet Explorer Team
Posted by Brian Clink on 6/27/2013 at 9:11 AM
We are able to reproduce on both Windows 7, and Windows 2008 R2 (server equivalent of Windows 7). Used Process Monitor to see what registry keys were being queried, tried to enter keys and values that it was looking for, but regardless, the spell check feature will not work in the web browser control. There are some undocumented keys as well that it was querying, it does seem a bit messed up.
Posted by Microsoft on 6/10/2013 at 8:43 AM
Thank you for your feedback. We will be investigating this issue further.

Best regards,

The Internet Explorer Team