Dictionary Tool update and source


I've been meaning to get to this for a long time, and finally did.


I created a GDN Workspace for Dictionary Tool for Tablet PC. This is a Tablet PC PowerToy that I released last year. It was the first .NET code I had ever written and a few months ago I went back in there and fixed a few bugs, and ported it to C# from VB.NET. It's amazing how much I've learned in that time so I re-wrote a bunch of silly things (looking at your old code is funny some times).


Anyway, the most notable changes are:



  • Supports importing of txt files that have non ASCII characters correctly.
  • Support Backup of your custom user dictionary.
  • Support Restore of your backup to the user dictionary.
  • The UI looks like an XP App (back then I didn't know about Application.EnableVisualStyles();
  • Only works with .NET Framework 1.1 (sorry, no time to test on 1.0).
  • Resizing and non standard Windows resolutions should be fixed.
  • Fixed a bug when entering an empty string into the add text field.

I haven't tested the app extensively, but it seems to work just fine ;-). If you have any problems with it please let me know or file a bug in the workspace.


You can download 1.0.1 from here.

Comments (4)

  1. Dianne Patterson says:

    The link to the new version does not seem to work..

  2. Omar Shahine says:

    I just checked, and it worked (the link at the bottom).

  3. "Dictionarty"? Hahahah. 😉 Might want to check the spelling of Dictionary on the gotdotnet.com title header. 🙂

  4. Omar Shahine says:

    Thanks, it's a well known fact that I suck as spelling. I fixed it.

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