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RadEditor does not use default MOSS table styles like MOSS OOB editor does

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Mika Taskinen
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Mika Taskinen asked on 03 Jul 2008, 01:18 PM
In the MOSS oob editor one can select from predefined tablestyles. You can also select if you would like to use predefined header, footer, firstcolumn and lastcolumn styles.
The oob editor also supported automatic style apply for even/odd rows and columns.

I just installed the RadEditor 7.3.3.0 and noticed the lack of this functionality in the RadEditor.
-Selecting a CSS style for the table from the dropdown-list in the table wizard does not apply the predefined styles for the table tr and td tags at all. It applyes css class for table tag, but this is defines no styles for the table.
-The only way to select some of the predefined styles is to apply them manually cell by cell, which is error prone and time/nerve consuming.

Is this really the way RadEditor works with predefined table styles?

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Rumen
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answered on 07 Jul 2008, 08:49 AM
Hi Mika,

Please, find attached a video example demonstrating how to apply a style to a multiple TD elements using the Cell Properties dialog of RadEditor. Once you load the Cell Properties dialog, you can easily select the desired cells using the Ctrl + left mouse key button combination.

This is how the current Cell Properties mechanism works. If you would like you can post here a feature request for enhancing the Cell Properties dialog. We will be glad to receive your suggestions.

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Rumen
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answered on 14 Aug 2008, 07:33 AM
We also want/need this functionallity.

In the MOSS table wizard it is easy to add a standard "Company Alternating table" in the drop down for the user to choose. In RadEditorn they now have to select all cells in every second row and the select a stylesheet for those.

Much more work for the user...
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Rumen
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answered on 20 Aug 2008, 12:03 PM
Hi Niklas,

Basically, you can implement a custom button that will apply with javascript CSS classes to the selected table cell or to the whole table.

What we can also do is to enable the original MOSS table wizard, which however is not 100% cross-browser compatible and will work for sure only in Internet Explorer. If you request this feature, we can log it in our ToDo list as a feature request and we will be able to implement it in the next update of RadEditor for MOSS.

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Rumen
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niklas.osth
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answered on 04 Sep 2008, 10:36 AM
Would wery much like the standard table functionality also.

Can I add that to the toolbar or is it more adavanced?
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Lini
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answered on 08 Sep 2008, 07:12 AM
Hi,

I am afraid that this request is not implemented yet in the RadEditor for MOSS and you cannot use the original asset picker table dialog. The feature is currently in our database, but its priority is not high.

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answered on 03 Mar 2009, 10:26 PM
I need to allow my users to select form a list of table styles that can be eaisly managed/created by my desinger.  Unfortunatly, if I try to turn on the default InsertTable button I still get the new table wizard.  In the tools file I used InsertTable vs. MOSSInsertTable.  Am I doing something wrong here?  Has this feature been added yet as of the latest build?

Any suggestions?  The end result needs to be an easy way to create/manage table styles as well as to allow the user to apply them to a table like the default moss editor allows.
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answered on 04 Mar 2009, 07:44 AM
We solved here by using an alternative control for renderingen the html in displaymode. And by that also we could also add a classes to the different tags in the table like the even rows. Not a nice or best performance solution (caching is of course used).

Thinking now of using jquery or some other javascrip framework to fix it on the client side instead. Should not be so hard...

Hope Telerik fixes this so that the the customers dont get a downgrade when switching between the OOB and the RadEditor.
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answered on 04 Mar 2009, 07:59 AM
Ugg.  I was hoping to not to have to write code for this one.  The only reason we bought this was to enable our users to embed video and other 3rd party html snippets within the moss rich text editor.  They got that upgrade and downgraded here.  I Also found out that some of our tables that already had style applied via style selector in the OOB editor now no longer render that style.
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answered on 04 Mar 2009, 09:45 AM
Hello everyone,

We decided to provide the option to be able to call the "original" table editor of MOSS in addition to the TableWizard of RadEditor. This has been added to our TODO list for the Q1 2009 release of RadEditor for MOSS. The release will appear shortly within (a week or so) after Q1 2009 is launced.

Based on feedback, our plans were (and still are) to provide the stable styling feature into the RadEditor's own TableWizard dialog for Q1. Unfortunately, there will not be enough time to do it. We were able, however, to do a full re-work of the TableLayout engine that is now able to handle much more complex scenarios of "building" tables dynamically. Also the StyleBuilder dialog can now be called from the TableWizard. So, active work on this dialog continues and not after long you will see the missing features integrated.

All the best,
Tervel
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answered on 04 Mar 2009, 04:59 PM
Sounds like an excellent approach.  Can't wait.
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