To continue revealing bits and pieces of the upcoming Q3 2010 release, we will now introduce you to what Telerik has planned for one of the major controls in the Silverlight suite – the RichTextBox. Although officially released just a few months ago, the control offers cool features, such as Microsoft Word-like text editing and formatting, export and import support for numerous formats, support for embedding Silverlight UI elements and many more. With the final release for 2010, the RichTextBox gets richer with highly-requested features, such as table support, spellcheck and export to pdf.

Starting Q3 2010, your users will have all misspelled words underlined and will be provided with correction options in a context menu thanks to the newly built-in MS Word-like Spell Checker. Just like MS Word, the RichTextBox’ Spell Checker will support custom dictionaries and ignore once/ignore all.

Table support, another novelty to be introduced with Q3 2010, will allow your users to insert tables, define the number of rows and columns, insert additional rows and columns or delete them through selection. They will also be able to enjoy copy/paste of tables, row and column span.

To the variety of formats the RichTextBox allows importing from and exporting to, such as HTML, Docx, and XAML, Q3 2010 will also add PDF.

To bring the RichTextBox user experience even closer to the one with MS Word, we’ll add context and floating menu functionalities. The context menu will allow you to format the text, change misspelled words, add hyperlinks, copy/cut/paste text, insert paragraphs and edit tables. What is more, the context menu will be extensible and you will be able to programmatically add new items depending on the context. The floating menu, on the other hand, will appear upon selecting text in the RichTextBox and will allow you to format your selection.

If you want to learn more about the new controls and enhancements of the Telerik Silverlight suite, then don’t forget to register for the "What’s new in Q3 2010: RadControls for Silverlight and WPF" webinar. As usual, we have organized a 5-day "What's New Webinar Week" during which you will be able to discover all of the major new features Telerik is shipping in the Q3 2010 release. Book your seat for a chance to win a Telerik Premium Collection (worth $1299), a WebUI Test Studio Bundle ($2999) and a TeamPulse License for 10 users ($2490).

Tue, Nov 16, 2010 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST: RadControls for Silverlight/WPF
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About the Author

Ina Tontcheva

(@pakostina) is a Product Marketing Manager at Telerik. She is a digital and mobile marketing explorer and works at Telerik with a focus on the native mobile UI family.


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