Paste from Visio to RadEditor in IE doesn't work

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  1. James
    James avatar
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    Dec 2008

    Posted 18 Nov 2014 Link to this post


    I am using Telerik UI for ASP.Net AJAX version 2014.3.1024.45, and specifically the SharePoint Editor Web Part and have come across a situation whereby I am not able to paste content from Visio when in IE, to RadEditor. It should be noted that I am able to paste other content, such as from Word, successfully.

    I thought that this may be a general limitation, so I created a new web project in Visual Studio 2013, added the RadEditor control and when I ran the application, I was able to successfully paste the content from Visio to the RadEditor.

    All of my previous tests were in IE 11, so I repeated the test in Chrome for the SharePoint site and it correctly pasted the content, suggesting that the problem is related to the SharePoint RadEditor web part in IE.  The results of my tests are as follows;

    Paste to SharePoint RadEditor web part in IE doesn’t work
    Paste to SharePoint RadEditor web part in Chrome does work
    Paste to RadEditor in app I created in VS in IE does work
    Paste to RadEditor in app I created in VS in Chrome does work

    Has anyone else come across something similar and know how to fix it – if it is at all possible? The problem does appear to be directly related to the SharePoint web part version of the RadEditor, as it works fine in the app that I have created outside of SharePoint.

    Any help or advice gratefully appreciated.


  2. Ianko
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    Posted 20 Nov 2014 Link to this post

    Hi James,

    This topic is already discussed in the support ticket opened by you (880916). Please, let us continue the conversation there as we have already started it.

    For anyone other interested on the matter, the suggestion is that this is entirely a browser behavior. Specific content transfer trough the clipboard is entirely controlled by the desktop applications and in this particular case, the browser. Moreover, as stated by James, SharePoint runs under IE compatibility mode due to browser compatibility matters. 

    By that, this appears to be more a result of browser support matter. And such type of data is being properly transferred under modern browser, although in earlier versions there is no such content support, so that it could be properly pasted in the editor's content or any other plain content editable DOM element.

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