Sentry Spelling-Checker Engine for Windows
A software component developers can use to add a spell checker to
their Windows applications. Includes 32- and 64-bit DLLs and 100,000
word American, Canadian, and UK English dictionaries. The Sentry DLL
can spell-check words, text strings, and the contents of standard
text boxes, rich-text boxes, edit controls, rich-edit controls,
including CEdit, CRichEdit, TEdit, TMemo, and TRichEdit controls. The
DLL includes built-in dialog boxes which the user interacts with to
correct misspelled words. Applications can also call the Sentry API
to check spelling and look up suggested replacements for misspelled
words directly. More....
Any language/development environment that can call DLLs, including
VC++ MFC Visual Basic VB.NET C#
Delphi C/C++ Access PowerBuilder. Can be used on
all 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows, including Windows 7.
Windows software developers looking to add spellchecking capability
to applications they create.
Will it meet my requirements?
See Features for a detailed list of
capabilities and features.
To check spelling of text in a text box/rich text box using built-in
dialog: Just add 1 statement to your code (click
here for a tutorial). To check spelling in the background
("as you type"): Just add 3 statement. to your code (click
here for a tutorial). To spellcheck text in a string using
built-in dialog: Just add 1 statement to your code. To check spelling
or look up suggestions without a user interface or using your own
user interface: 20-300 lines of code (depending on requirements) (click
here for a tutorial). See also: Technical
How do I know it will work?
You can request a 30-day evaluation license
so you can integrate the Sentry engine with your applications. Sentry
has been available as a product since 1993. We release an average of
6 major and minor new versions per year, including bug fixes and new
features. Read some of the unsolicited comments
from our many happy customers.
Support and maintenance
Free help with integrating Sentry with your application is included.
Solutions to common problems, background information, and tips is
available on our Technical
Support page. Upgrades from any version to the current version
can be purchased at any time. If you purchase an annual maintenance
contract, we will send all major and minor upgrades during the year.
Pricing and licensing
Click here for pricing. Site licenses for large
teams of developers are available. Licensing: The software
development kit is licensed on a per-developer basis. Spell check
engine (DLL) and dictionaries can be redistributed with or used by an
application without payment of royalties or runtime fees. A copyright
notice in a reasonably visible location is required. Click
here to see the text of the license agreement.
How can I find out more?
Click on one of the following links, call us at (800) 340-8803
(1-613-692-0208), or send e-mail to Sales.
Why should I choose Sentry
over competing products?
Sentry is simply the best royalty-free spelling checker engine
available, and we are committed to keeping it that way. Sentry's
built-in dialog boxes, plus its ability to automatically spell-check
the contents of text controls, simplifies integration with your
application and reduces your development time. In many cases, all you
have to do is add a single statement to your app's source code. Our
business is spell-check engines. We know how to do it right. Sentry
includes features your end-users expect, like auto correction,
capitalization detection, superb suggestions, and as-you-type spell
checking. Our available dictionaries
in 11 European languages, plus medical and legal supplements to the
English dictionaries, let you expand the market for your application.
We have been around for a long time (since 1992), and we intend to
stay around. Since 1992 we have watched several competitors come and
go. It's in your interest to select a vendor with a proven track
record and longevity to meet and support your current and future needs.