WinForms Applikation with RadEditor

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  1. Paul
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    Posted 02 Sep 2009 Link to this post

    That is really disappointing. One would expect that the major vendor would have that control for ages. It's tempting to consider moving out to DevExpress. Is there any reliable roadmap saying when such control can be available?

    Cheers,
    Jimmy
  2. Dion
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    Posted 02 Sep 2009 Link to this post

    Thanks Vasil. Is there any chance of beta testing this component (Grid) - we are only a few months away from release and need to code for it now.

    Looks like we will have to use DevExpress at the moment. Not so happy about this as we end up with a much larger application by having too many third party libraries and we also have to code for it and then reverse out the code at a later date. Not to mention the additional cost. But not a lot of choice.

    Do you have a date for the HTML editor?
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  4. Vassil Petev
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    Posted 04 Sep 2009 Link to this post

    @Jimmy - we discuss this topic when planning each release and every time we reach the same conclusions. For one, creating a rich text editor is not as easy as creating simple controls, such as buttons, or even a grid. We do have experience with such controls, RadEditor for ASP.NET Ajax being probably the best editor on the market, and we know that the implementation will be slow, even with all the expertise we already have.

    The other thing we need to take into consideration is customer demands. The question is not why we do not have an editor for WinForms. Rather, the question is whether we should improve the existing controls in terms of performance and feature set, or focus [most of] our efforts on an editor, which will take 9-12 months to become feature complete. For now our plans are leaning towards the first option (due to numerous requests we have to improve the existing controls), but the discussion here is slowly turning our opinion around. This is why in a couple of months we will provide a rather basic HTML editor (run-time and design-time), which will give you and your users the ability to format text directly, rather than writing HTML tags. This should cover the needs of most of our clients.

    Do not get me wrong - an editor for WinForms is still in our plans, and they will be discussed yet once again towards the end of the year. As soon as we have more information on this product, we will let you know.

    @Dion - the basic HTML editor will be part of the Q3 release in November. We do not have a date for the beta yet, but I will update this thread once we have it. If all goes well, this will happen at the begging of October.

    As to the Strikeout and text Background Color tags - these will be part of the internal build we plan to release today or on Monday.


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  5. Dion
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    Posted 11 Sep 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Vassil,

    I have checked the release notes on the internal builds and there is no mention of any changes in this area. Can you please confirm that the features were in the latest internal build as you had previously suggested they may be.

    Thanks.
  6. Deyan
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    Posted 11 Sep 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Dion,

    Yes, we confirm that Strikeout and Background Color features are added to the HTML formatting feature of our TextPrimitive. It is our mistake that we missed to mention them in the release notes. You can utilize these features by using the following tags:

    - <strike></strike> for Strikeout
    -
    <bgcolor></bgcolor> for Background Color

    I hope this is helpful.

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  7. Colin
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    Posted 14 Dec 2009 Link to this post

    No sign on an HTML Editor in Q3 2009 any update for a release date?
  8. Nick
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    Posted 14 Dec 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Colin,

    Thank you for contacting us. We currently provide a basic HTML-like editor for the purpose of Telerik Presentation Framework. You can read more about it here.

    Best wishes,
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  9. Adrian
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    Posted 12 May 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Nick ,

    is there any way to open the RadMarkupDialog not as a Dialog meaning binding it to e.g. a panel.
    I do now want that the RadMarkupDialog blocks my Windows Forms Application.

    Thanks for any hints.

    Best

    Adrian
  10. Martin Vasilev
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    Posted 18 May 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Adrian,

    Thank you for getting back to us.

    RadMarkupDialog is designed as dialog form and it inherits the CommonDialog class. That is why it has only the ShowDialog method. However, there is a simple workaround to show it as normal form:
    RadMarkupDialog dialog = new RadMarkupDialog();
    ShapedForm form = dialog.Editor.ParentForm as ShapedForm;
    form.Show();

    I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

    All the best,
    Martin Vasilev
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  11. Adrian
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    Posted 19 May 2010 Link to this post

    Hi. This helps. Thank you!
  12. Xavier Hutchinson
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    Posted 22 Jun 2010 Link to this post

    Hi,

    I'd love to have a way to display the RadMarkupEditor as a form control so that an additional popup is not nessesary and it can be placed inside my existing form, is there a way to do this at present?

    Thanks,

    Xavier.
  13. Nikolay
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    Posted 23 Jun 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Xavier Hutchinson,

    Thank you for the question.

    In order to use RadMarkupEditor as a control in your form, you should just create a new instance of RadMarkupEditor (but not an instance of RadMarkupDialog) and add it to the Controls collection of your form, for example:
    public Form1()
    {
        InitializeComponent();
      
        RadMarkupEditor editor = new RadMarkupEditor();
        editor.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;
        this.Controls.Add(editor);
    }

    I hope this helps.

    Sincerely yours,
    Nikolay
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  14. Versile
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    Posted 30 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    Any further update on this?
  15. Vassil Petev
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    Posted 01 Dec 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Versile,

    Your timing is perfect, because we have started researching what we can do about providing a rich text editor for Windows Forms, and

    We are soliciting feedback on what features you would like to see from a Telerik WinForms rich text editor.

    To do this, please open a new support ticket with subject RichTextEditor, and send us your responses of the following questions (feel free to extend these, if needed):
    1. What format would you like to save the content in (HTML, XAML, XML, DOC, DOCX, etc)?
    2. Will you need exporting functionality? If yes, what export formats will you need in your apps?
    3. What advanced editing features will you need (for example table support, image support, etc)?
    4. What is the main purpose of such a tool that you will need? For example, will you be editing documents, producing PDFs for archives, exporting data in other formats?
    5. Do you plan to integrate the rich text editor with another product (such as reporting, CRM, etc)? If yes, we will appreciate it if you give us more details about your needs.
    6. What other products have you used and what you like and dislike about them?
    7. How would you feel if we use DirectWrite (this will require Vista SP2+ or Win7). How many of your customers are still using WinXP?
    8. Would you prefer to use the new Ribbon interface, or the older menu/toolstrip setup?

    We will provide you with 3000 Telerik points for your feedback. We would also prefer to keep this information private, so please send us your thoughts in a new support ticket.
     

    All the best,
    Vassil
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  16. matt.whitby
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    Posted 01 Dec 2010 Link to this post

    LOL.  So from a post in 2007 you're only now thinking about writing one?  To be honest that's three years too late for us.  Best of luck though.
  17. Xavier Hutchinson
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    Posted 01 Dec 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Vassil,

    I am very excited to hear that Telerik is looking at creating such a component, and please consider me to be availble to help with this in any way possible.

    I have sent through my answers to your questions and I strongly encourage others to as well. This would be a fantastic addition to our toolsets.

    Thanks,

    Xavier.

  18. Vassil Petev
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    Posted 02 Dec 2010 Link to this post

    Great! Thank you, Xavier Hutchinson, for your feedback. We will add you to the list of people whom we may send something to play with once we have it.


    All the best,
    Vassil
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  19. Victor
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    Posted 15 Dec 2010 Link to this post

    Hello, I have a question how could I get the text from the  Design Mode in a RadEditor or How Could I convert the text from the HTML Mode to Word Text?. Thank you very much.


    Best Regards,

                         Victor Higuita
  20. Victor
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    Posted 15 Dec 2010 Link to this post

    Excuse I forgot something when I get the text from the RadEditor, I need to keep the format from the RadWindow content.

    Thank you,

                      Victor Higuita
  21. Nikolay
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    Posted 16 Dec 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Victor,

    It seems that your question targets our ASP.NET Ajax suite. Therefore, I would kindly ask you to post this enquiry in the appropriate ASP.NET Ajax section since the current one targets our WinForms suite. This will allow my ASP.NET colleagues to provide you with a helpful response.

    Kind regards,
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  22. Jaco Van Zyl
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    Posted 08 Feb 2011 Link to this post

    Please also keep me informed on the development of this control. 

    It would be great if the control has an integrated spellchecker and the ability to add symbols (scientific) also.

    Kind regards
    Jaco van Zyl
  23. Vassil Petev
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    Posted 09 Feb 2011 Link to this post

    Will do, no worries.


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  24. Mike
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    Posted 24 Feb 2011 Link to this post

    I am currently starting a winform app that has to have 'Newsletter' creation built in and this sounds like it is just what I was hoping for. Any idea on a timeframe for a beta? Will it allow for image placement? Actually I am looking for something similar to a canvas in wpf where I can place text and graphics.
  25. Vassil Petev
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    Posted 25 Feb 2011 Link to this post

    Hi,

    If you need a Windows Forms editor in the next few months, I am afraid that we will not be able to help you. We working on a prototype, however we cannot say yet how long before we can show anything.

    I will update this thread as soon as we have more information which we can disclose.


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    Vassil
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  26. Nikolay
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    Posted 26 Jul 2011 Link to this post

    Hi guys,

    Have you heard the good news? Two weeks ago we released RadControls for WinForms Q2 2011 and there we introduced the first (Beta) version of RadRichTextBox for WinForms. Feel free to download the latest version and give the new components a try.

    Kind regards,
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  27. YAVUZ
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    Posted 21 Jan 2013 Link to this post

    I would like to add my vote for a winforms html component too. Since 2009, we wait winform html component!
  28. Nikolay
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    Posted 23 Jan 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Yavuz,

    I am not sure what your exact requirement for an html component is, but I suppose that the RadRichTextBox for WinForms that is a part of our suite can suit your needs. This control can open and edit documents in various formats - TXT, DOC, RTF, HTML, XAML, docX, plain text. You can read more about the supported formats here. As to the HTML support in particular, please refer to this article

    I hope this helps.

    Greetings,
    Nikolay
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