Has the WebSpellChecker control been removed in 15.1? And if so is there some alternative control to take it's place? I have relied on that control for a number of existing web applications that require accessiblity, as the spellcheck built into the browsers is great for sighted users, but doesn't really help with blind users using screen readers.
Yes, the WebSpellChecker control is deprecated as of 15.1 as it's stated in "What's New in 2015 Volume 1" document. The reason is that all the browsers already have a built in spell checker functionality so we decided that there is no need of our WebSpellChecker anymore. To answer your question: No, there is no alternative control to take its place.
If you still want to use it you can reference the 14.2 assembly containing the WebSpellChecker.
Update: I was wrong about using the 14.2 assembly. Unfortunately this is not possible due to its dependence on the 'Infragistics4.WebUI.Shared.v14.2’ assembly.
Hope this helps,Martin PavlovInfragistics, Inc.
Let me know if you need more information regarding this subject.
Best regards,Martin PavlovInfragistics, Inc.
If you were to download the source code for 2014 Volume 2 from your My Keys and Downloads, you could compile the WebSpellChecker assembly against the 15.1 shared assembly and you would be able to continue to use the WebSpellChecker with 15.1. Please note that if you pursue this we aren't providing bug fixes beyond 14.2.
Please expand on the above solution - How can I compile the WebSpellChecker assembly against 15.1 Shared Assembly ? I added a Reference to the WebSpellChecker from the older version of Infragistics DLL, but still could not get a clean build for the project. Thanks.
You will need to download the source code for 2014 Volume 2 and then take the project for the WebSpellChecker assembly and change the reference to the Shared assembly so that it references the 15.1 Shared Assembly. In your project you would then use the assembly for the WebSpellChecker that you compiled from source.
Let me know if you have any questions with this matter.