New RadEditor

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  1. Brad
    Brad avatar
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    Feb 2006

    Posted 05 May 2008 Link to this post

    Good evening:

    We've been using the older version of RadEditor with mixed results.  Many client complain that it's very slow to load, while others report all sorts of cross-browser problems (things like ajax-spell checking crashing or simply bold actions not working).

    Has there been a significant improvement in the latest version that warrants the upgrade/renewal price?  Has the load time been improved (the edit state on this page took quite a while to load by broadband standards, so my guess is no)?

    Any opinions would be great.


  2. Shaun Peet
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    Aug 2004

    Posted 05 May 2008 Link to this post

    Hello Brad,

    I can attest that the new editor is indeed much, much faster.  One of the simplest tests you can do is load up a single page in IE with the old version and check the size of the page.  Then retest with tne new editor and you'll see the page size significantly reduced.  Telerik has done a pretty good job explaining all the ways they've worked to increase speed, such as loading only the necessary scripts, etc.  Todd Anglin, although technically an employee of Telerik, has always provided honest and factual comments on his blog.  Here's a post he made about some of the speed improvements:

    A short answer to your question is yes, it's worth the upgrade.  That said, the upgrade won't be completely seamless.  You can expect a certain degree of work to get the new version running; just how much depends on how much "customization" was done with the old version.

    Hope that helps,

  3. Todd Anglin
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    Aug 2005

    Posted 06 May 2008 Link to this post


    Let me just reiterate what Shaun said and say that the new RadEditor in RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX is a completely different animal than the old version. In all good ways, of course. The control loads faster (in all browsers). It's a lot lighter on the page. It's got more features than ever. And it's even the online editor that Microsoft picked to use throughout MSDN and TechNet!

    That said, the only opinion that matters for your project is yours, so I encourage you to download the free trial of the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX and take the new Editor for a spin. If you have any questions, feel free to come to the forums and we'll be happy to help.

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