How to: Bind Dictionaries to the Spell Checker in MVVM Applications

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The following code sample shows how to use the SpellingSettings.DictionarySourceCollection attached property to bind dictionaries generated at runtime to the Spellchecker in MVVM-based applications.

In this example, the TextEdit is used to display text. The dictionary collection is generated in the ViewModel.

public class MainViewModel
{
    public virtual DictionarySourceCollection Dictionaries { get; set; }
    public MainViewModel()
    {
        Dictionaries = GetDictionaries();
    }

    public DictionarySourceCollection GetDictionaries()
    {
        var collection = new DictionarySourceCollection();

        var dictionary = new HunspellDictionarySource();
        dictionary.Culture = new CultureInfo("de-DE");            
        dictionary.DictionaryUri = new Uri(@"pack://application:,,,/Dictionaries/de_DE.dic");
        dictionary.GrammarUri = new Uri(@"pack://application:,,,/Dictionaries/de_DE.aff");
        collection.Add(dictionary);
        return collection;
    }
}

Implement the DXSpellChecker behavior and bind the dictionaries to the SpellingSettings.DictionarySourceCollection property to provide the TextEdit with the spell checking functionality, as shown below:

<dxe:TextEdit x:Name="textEdit1"
              Text=" Jeder hat das Regcht, am kulturelen Leben der Gemeinschaft frei teilzunehmen, sich an den Künsten zu erfreuen und am wissenschaftlichen Fortschritt und dessen Errungenschaften teilzuhaben."
              TextWrapping="Wrap"
              dxsch:SpellingSettings.DictionarySourceCollection="{Binding Dictionaries,UpdateSourceTrigger=PropertyChanged}">
    <dxmvvm:Interaction.Behaviors>
        <dxsch:DXSpellChecker Culture="de-DE" 
                              CheckAsYouType="True" 
                              SpellingFormType="Word" 
                              ShowSpellCheckMenu="True"/>
    </dxmvvm:Interaction.Behaviors>
</dxe:TextEdit>
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