Can I disable spell checking in VS 2022 for a specific file only?

Brent Hollett 0 Reputation points

I have test code that uses a lot of specific JSON and HTML properties, and the VS spell checker has a field day. However, I do not want to ignore all these words across my project, only in this file.

Example (VB.NET):

New JProperty("id_token", "eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJraWQiOiI5RDhsVnlBMWNJbzdkREFWVzFwVXF5eFRMMjQ9IiwiYWxnIjoiUlMyNTYifQ.eyJhdF9oYXNoIjoiaXdt")

The bold-italic sections are marked as spelling mistakes. Other flagged words in this file include openid, ldap, didp, foobar, baddata, etc.

I do not want to allow these words to be valid anywhere else in the code, but they must be here, with this formatting (all lowercase) in order to test the code. Especially annoying is the token examples that have a dozen entries in them because of the way the token is formed.

Is there any way to turn off spell checking for just this file or ignore words for just this file?

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  1. Tianyu Sun-MSFT 27,106 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hello @Brent Hollett,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A forum.

    Detailed rules for spell checking can be customized, but I don’t think, nor I find that it’s possible to turn off spell checking for one specific file.

    There’s an option Edit > Advanced > Toggle Spell Checker. It controls the Spell Checker(turn on/turn off). VS also provides a button for quickly turn on/tun off the Spell Checker, it’s on toolbar. Maybe you can try to turn off the Spell Checker when you are focusing on the specified file and turn it on when you are not focusing on the specified file.

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