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Spell check functionality not working in IE11



User has reported that spell check functionality is not working for text area control. Observed issue in IE11

Error Messages

No error message.

Steps to Reproduce

1. Create a Section.

2. Use a Text Area.

3. Use the pxIconSpellChecker control.

4. Type a misspelled word in the Text area and try to launch the spell checker, the screen will flash, but spell checker does not behave as it should.

Root Cause

Pega SpellChecker for text inputs and text areas does not work in Chrome, Firefox and since IE11 as well. The reason being that the implementation uses an IE specific API which has been deprecated and there are no alternative API's to replace them. 


As an workaround use:
-    Browser spell check: This issue can be worked around by using the built in browser spell check by right clicking on the misspelled word and then selecting a valid word.
-    Rich Text Editor (RTE) spell check: Use a rich text editor control with spell check enabled on it.

Published March 23, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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