Rich text box for Android

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  1. Mikhail
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    Posted 23 Apr 2014 Link to this post

    Hi Guys,

    Unlike iOS and WP, Android is, in 2014, still absolutely nowhere as far as rich text editing (my preferred IO format is HTML, but RTF/docx/whatever would also be great.) Evernote, Google, and a few others have pulled it off and aren't sharing, and embedding web based editors in a webview seems too buggy to be tenable. If you guys could patch this hole, you will be absolute heroes to me and many others, and I will throw cash at you in big fist-fulls.

    Thanks,
    @mikefayer
  2. Kiril Stanoev
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    Posted 24 Apr 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Mike,
    Thanks for the feedback. Interesting idea. Up until now we haven't explored the text editing capabilities in Android. What other area in Android UI development do you think needs improvement. For example, our research showed that there are not that many stable Charting solutions. That's why we're moving in this direction at the moment. I'd be really glad to hear your thoughts.

    Regards,
    Kiril Stanoev
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  4. Mikhail
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    Posted 24 Apr 2014 in reply to Kiril Stanoev Link to this post

    I think rich text is as much in demand as charting. While charting is not very well served by commercial third party components on Android either, it's more approachable because there's plenty of open source code to use as a starting point to roll your own charting. With rich text, there's absolutely nothing. 

    I'd also be happy to see something like radjumplist. Android list/gridviews are pretty low level, and achieving high performance with huge (or infinite) datasets, and powerful sorting/grouping/selecting/etc. requires some unpleasant low-level code to pull off. So that would be my other wish, but rich text is by far #1.

    Hope you guys move fast, and don't forget Xamarin support. Thanks!







  5. Deyan
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    Posted 28 Apr 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Mikhail,

    Thanks for writing.

    We will put your suggestions in our TODO list and will work in direction evaluating and eventually implementing a RichTextEditor.

    An extended ListView/JumpList control is definitely on our radar too - so just stay tuned.

    As for Xamarin: we're put the implementation of Xamarin wrappers for our existing controls in our roadmap so extect them to be released sometime around Telerik UI for Android Q2 2014.

    Let us know should you have additional questions.

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    Deyan
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  6. Nikolay
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    Posted 27 Oct 2014 Link to this post

    Hi Mikhail,

    Just to give an update on the Xamarin side of things: UI for Xamarin is official for some time now and today we released yet another version. UI for Xamarin contains Chart for Xamarin.Forms as well as Xamarin wrappers for our UI for iOS and UI for Android suites. For more information, please refer to the UI for Xamarin product page.

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    Nikolay
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  7. Edward
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    Posted 04 Jan Link to this post

    Hey Mikh,

     I'm newbie to this forum & I have read your post, it seems quit interesting. Can you please tell me in brief what will be the main purpose of Rich text box?

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