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Old June 26th, 2003, 11:44 AM
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Default Building a Rich Text Box Component using ASP.NET

Hi,

I am totally new to ASP.NET but have programmed before in ASP. I am currently reading up on ASP.NET to get up to speed and should start my development soon.

I have a user who requires me to build a 'Rich Text Edit Box' component that would enable
online editing of text i.e. Bold Itakic, underline, centre/left/right indent etc. (very similar to an email box in hotmail or this box but simpler).

They also specify that it would be good if the component could work on most platforms and browsers i.e. Unix, MS, Apple, IE4/.0 and above and netscape.

My plelimenary research has shown that these components are available on the web for purchase but I think they only work properly on a MS platform/newest versions of IE.

I was wondering if anyone knows if it is infact possible to build such a component that works on all platforms etc .......

....... If so how would I go about it? What to use (language/tools/components etc)?
....... Are there any .NET components/libraries that would be useful to me?

...... If it is not possible on all platforms is it possible/worthwhile for me to build the component for the MS platform using .NET libraries etc?

I suspect that this is a client side scripting porblem .....
..... Can this still be done in ASP.NET or would I have to use JavaScript?


I would appreciate any help or pointers to material where I could find some answers.


Many Thanks,

Nitin

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Old January 30th, 2006, 10:44 PM
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I tried Rich Text Box – WYSIWYG GUI script for my asp.net page but i got the error while submitting the page. It says the potentially dengerous information while submitting page

Please help me



 
Old January 30th, 2006, 11:23 PM
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firstly:
This is not the .net area of the forum

Secondly:
;;;My plelimenary research has shown that these components are available on the web for purchase but I think they only work properly on a MS platform/newest versions of IE.

Is incorrect. There are many cross browser WYSIWYG editors out there. If you dont need a SERVER SIDE spell checker then go for FCK editor (im sure its free). I havent used it but am aware of several people who do. You want a tool that gives you a spell checking facility with NO clidnt side dependencies then you cant go past http://cutesoft.net/ASP/

It is well worth the money. you will see mat41 having it out with the devlopers (Adam very very helpful in the end) on the forum due to them claiming IE 5.0 + compatability - If certain Updates (details in cutesoft the forum) are aplied it fails however is now fixed. The forum posts are interesting but fruitful in the end. You get what you pay for. Buy it, you will not regret it.

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this is a very typical problem encountered by the asp.net developers around the world, but seem to have settled down for a great free third party control in tinymce, read through this (Oops! looks like I forum rules prevent me from posting links, so google for dottostring richtextbox keywords to have the desired link) to have complete information on how to integrate this javascript html editor with an asp.net page.





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