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Old February 3rd, 2011, 07:09 PM
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Default allowing basic text formatting in a asp.net control

Mainly, how do I allow carriage returns from a textbox control entered in the administration section of my site, which is stored in sql server as nvarchar(max)
I might implement a full wysiwyg at some point but for now, what is the simplest and most secure way to allow line breaks and/or html tags in the text box?
Old February 4th, 2011, 02:53 AM
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Hi there

If you have a TextBox with its TextMode set to MultiLine, ASP.NET renders a TextArea which by design allows a user to enter line breaks.

Then when you display the content, you can replace the line breaks with a <br /> element.

Hope this helps,

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Thanks this code worked

<asp:Literal ID="L2" runat="server" Text='<%# Replace(Eval("groupdescription"),vbCrLf ,"<br />") %>'></asp:Literal>

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