Image copy-paste functionality in RadEditor

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  1. Savitha
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    Aug 2011

    Posted 20 May 2013 Link to this post


    We are using RadEditor to copy-paste the formatted text and it works fine.
    Now the requirement is we should be able to copy-paste Image as well , How can we achieve this through RadEditor Control?
    Please provide the solution at the earliest..

  2. Boris
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    Oct 2012

    Posted 21 May 2013 Link to this post

    Perhaps Telerik has a better (official) answer but in my experience, don't try.

    Short version: You can actually do it, but only in Firefox, not Chrome or IE.  And there's other twitches but I forget.  It's been a few months since I tried.  I get the impression that this whole pasting images to browser controls is a work in progress.  

    We're using the editor bound to LinqToSQL.  Not sure how it would behave with other data providers.

    (In fact the reason I'm browsing the forums right now is trying to research problems we're having pasting Word formatted data to the editor.  Also a problem.)
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  4. Nikolay
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    Posted 23 May 2013 Link to this post

    Hi guys,

    Currently, it is possible to copy a single image from MS Word or from a local drive and paste it in RadEditor only in Firefox. It works by encoding the image into a base64 string format. This process is supported only when a single image is selected without additional content as shown in this videoChrome also supports the ability to copy a single image from Word in an editable iframe and we will enable it in RadEditor in the Q2 2013 release. You can also test it in the Q2 2013 beta release demo.

    Unfortunately, Internet Explorer still does not support it. Once enabled by the browser developers, we will implement it in the RadEditor.

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  5. Sunny
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    Dec 2014

    Posted 18 Dec 2014 in reply to Nikolay Link to this post

    Hi Guys,

    Is there any versions which supports multiple images now ?
    Please I need to support from IE10+, chrome and firefox atleast.
  6. Niko
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    Posted 22 Dec 2014 Link to this post


    Unfortunately browsers do not provide any API for extracting image content from Word content in the clipboard. Therefore this functionality is virtually impossible for the Editor control at the moment.

    Nevertheless you can import whole Word documents from the server-side by taking advantage of our Telerik Document Processing Library. Please, check the following help article for more information on the topic - 

    Hope this helps.


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