Bold, Underline Text, in textbox

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  1. Brett
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    Posted 08 Jun 2008 Link to this post

    Is there a way to have a textbox with underline/bold to different parts the text?

    Like this:

    Please NOTE: This is a test

    Thanks,

    Brett

  2. Steve
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    Posted 09 Jun 2008 Link to this post

    Hello Brett,

    Unfortunately we do not have RichTextBox implemented yet, which would allow for the functionality you request. However this is in our TODO list and will be included in subsequent release of our Reporting product.

    Please excuse us for the temporary inconvenience.

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  4. Brett
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    Posted 09 Jun 2008 Link to this post

    Do you know how far down on the TODO list it is? The functionality would be really nice to have. I'm working on a report and it's working out great, just the few odds and ends with the RechTextBox would be really nice to have to give a nice polished look to the customer.

    Thanks,

    Brett
  5. Steve
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    Posted 09 Jun 2008 Link to this post

    Hello Brett,

    We cannot say for certain an exact release date, but it will not be for Q2 as we've already have our hands full with tasks. One thing that separates us from the other companies is that we always listen to our customers. That's why I suggest to leave this forum open for comments from the community and see how big the interest for rich textbox is. The more clients request this functionality, the bigger the chance we move it forward in our TODO list and implement it for .. let's say Q3 this year.

    What do you say guys? How big plus is RichTextBox availability for your reports and to what extend do you believe we should implement it. Should we have basic formatting capabilities only at first (standard richtextbox) or should we dive into exploring richtextbox handling html, so that can be used in all reporting formats?
    Your comments are invaluable!

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  6. Nenad
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    Posted 10 Jun 2008 Link to this post

    Hi people, and my answer is YES... rich textbox is MUSTHAVE. However, let me tell you our story so you can understand why it is so important. We are pension insurance company and we send to our customers every 2 weeks some reports or information ... every time more then 5000 reports. We grab a lot of information from our database, but there are a lot of other let us say static text that changes frequently. We call that template. Telerik Reporting is reliable and fast, it generates more then 5000 pages in less then 2 seconds but result does not look nice because all text is left aligned. We would also like to emphasize (make some words more visible or readable) some important data in letter with making the text bold or adding color to it. You can't always present your data in tables; for some purposes tables are fine but for others, regular text with injected data from database is better. It depends on audience to which you will present your report.

    So this is one vote plus for RICHTEXTBOX. Looking forward to meet this in next release.

    Regards,
    Nenad

  7. Juzzer
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    Posted 11 Jun 2008 Link to this post

    +1
  8. YodaKIRI
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    Posted 27 Jun 2008 Link to this post

    +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 !
  9. Wayne Brantley
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    Posted 03 Jul 2008 Link to this post

    A MUST have.  Also, MUST have a 'merge' feature where we can put stuff like [SomeMoneyField!C] which will replace that with the contents of the field and format it as money....
  10. Ian Blackburn
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    Posted 08 Jul 2008 Link to this post

    +1
  11. Gavin Howlett-Foster
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    Posted 18 Jul 2008 Link to this post

    This gets my vote too and also being able to convert html. I'd like to be able to take the content of a RadEditor control and use it in a report so I can take advantage of headers and footers, page-breaks etc. that is not easy when printing via html.
  12. Dean Rosenhain
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    Posted 29 Jul 2008 Link to this post

    I'd like to throw my vote behind this feature as well - it is the #1 requirement for the reporting section of an application we are in the middle of developing.
  13. Richard
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    Posted 05 Aug 2008 Link to this post

    html functionality would be awesome in a text box.
  14. Sean
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    Posted 11 Aug 2008 Link to this post

    I would love (and my clients more importantly) the ability to have a rich textbox too and the ability to use HTML would be the ultimate, it doesn't have to support all the HTML tags but at the very least the basics enough to format, like bold underline etc.
  15. Doug Odegaard
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    Posted 18 Aug 2008 Link to this post

    Agreed that this is a must have feature.  I was just searching the forums as I have the same issue today.  To combine the basic RadEditor aspects like bold, underline and italic into it would be awesome.  Even to be able to encapsulate the needed text with expressions like <strong> when setting the Value property would be just fine.  No need to have the designer GUI extra fancy....just the ability to add this formatting and have it interpreted is wonderful.  Thanks.

    Look at Crystal Reports for their functionality....again...no need for designer to be as extensive but even an enhanced Value property box that I would assume is under Telerik control to apply formatting would be awesome.
  16. Pierre Alain
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    Posted 18 Aug 2008 Link to this post

    Yes, this is a must have.

    Thank you
  17. jonnyO
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    Posted 18 Aug 2008 Link to this post

    Diving into Telerik Reporting for the first time I love the familiarity and ease of use.  My project generates a very dynamic multi-page "pamphlet".  Because of the dynamic formatting the ability to use RadEditor and generate html friendly report/export files would be a extremely significant functionality. 
  18. Vassil Petev
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    Posted 19 Aug 2008 Link to this post

    Hi guys,

    Thank you very much for the input - your feedback is very good and we now have a clear idea of what you are after.

    Initially we will release basic rich text formatting options while creating the reports. Later on (eventually end of next year) we may offer HTML support and RadEditor interoperability.

    Your comments are welcome.

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  19. Nenad
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    Posted 19 Aug 2008 Link to this post

    Oh yes, oh yes and again oh yes!!!! Vasil, I'm very glad (as others too, I hope) to hear that wonderfull news. You're right. Simple rich text support is very good starting point. Later on, you can extend features with more powerfulf tools. I can't wait to read on TelerikWatch what's new in Q3 :)
    Keep up good working.
    Regards, Nenad
  20. Alan Grimme
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    Posted 17 Sep 2008 Link to this post

    In some cases, though monotonous, I use a separate textbox for each word and just place them close together.  So, "Please NOTE: This is a test" would use 4 text boxes.  One for "Please ", one for "NOTE:  ", one for "This"  and finally one for " is a test".

    (Forgive my spacing issue.  I don't know why it's rendering this way.)

  21. Nenad
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    Posted 28 Oct 2008 Link to this post

    I just read Reporting roadmap for upcomming Q3 2008 release and I can't see enything about basic rich text formatting options mentioned by Vassil in his last post. Is it ommited from roadmap anouncement or ommited entirely from the Q3 release?
  22. Steve
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    Posted 28 Oct 2008 Link to this post

    Hi Nenad,

    There is no promise for rich textbox in my colleagues last post. Our developers have started working on it, but we would not be able to deliver it for Q3. Again we do not want to engage with a specific timeframe as we work in dynamic environment and priorities change all the time.

    Thank you for the patience guys!

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  23. Daniel
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    Posted 01 Nov 2008 Link to this post

    I think this is a must have, especially if you want to stay competitive with Crystal Reports and others.  Currently, we're having to place multiple textboxes on a form in order to get the proper format appearance.  Being able to handle a HTML data item and preserve its' appearance is also a necessity.

    Thanks - the sooner we can get this the better.
  24. Angela Copple
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    Posted 03 Nov 2008 Link to this post

    The lack of this feature was the deciding factor against using Telerik Reporting in our latest project. Instead we resorted to Crystal Reports which has poor HTML support, but it was deemed better than nothing at all.

    We've been watching this product with great interest but until there is even basic support for HTML formatting, it will continue to be a no-dice situation for us.

    John

  25. Felipe Balarin
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    Posted 06 Nov 2008 Link to this post

    We are building a new web application for a School and it is full telerik radcontrols for ASP.NET AJAX. The only object that is not a telerik control is the asp:radionbuttonlist . We need to print the student "contract" and in it is very important to bold some words. This feature in the telerik reporting is really a must have. While we wait the release of the telerik reporting with this feature, does anybody knows if there is any workaround for this?
  26. Greg
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    Posted 03 Dec 2008 Link to this post

    we very much need a rich text textbox to use telerik reporting at all...  Is there any clearer idea of a time line yet?
  27. Steve
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    Posted 03 Dec 2008 Link to this post

    Hi Greg,

    There would be richtextbox introduced for the Q1 2009 release scheduled for the end of February. Keep your fingers crossed for a flawless release :)

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  28. SethSpearman
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    Posted 03 Dec 2008 Link to this post

    Bottom line...this is a must have feature for the WinForms product I am developing.  I would love it to suport HTML and RTF but at least one of them would be great.

    Until this feature is implemented I will be looking at one of your competitors.  (Hate to do it...I LOVE telerik stuff...it is the only component provider I have purchased.  Maybe you can get it out before I release my product mid-March.)

    Just my 2¢.

    Happy Customer
  29. Steve
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    Posted 04 Dec 2008 Link to this post

    Hi SethSpearman,

    As noted in my previous reply, we are working on rich textbox for the Q1 release expected at the end of February, which is before mid March.

    Sincerely yours,
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  30. rh
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    Posted 13 Jan 2009 Link to this post

    Steve, that is great news that an RTF editor is coming. I'm in deparate need of it myself. I hope the programming is coming along well and there aren't any snags as I'm going to tell my customers it is coming and we will be able to support their needs soon. No pressure or nothing. :)
  31. rh
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    Posted 13 Jan 2009 Link to this post

    Is the RTF editor going to allow paragraph line spacing? Such as specifying 1.5X or 2X for line spacing? This is for letter style reports where 1X line spacing doesn't look good - the lines in the paragraph are too close together. Right now I have to have one textbox for each sentence in the letter to create this affect. Total pain to initially create and a total maintenance nightmare.
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