@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.
the Telerik team