RadEditor for Silverlight

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  1. jamesthurley
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    Apr 2007

    Posted 13 Mar 2008 Link to this post

    In my opinion, there are two missing controls that would really make RadControls for Silverlight invaluable for sites that have user generated content:

    1. Basic XHTML renderer.  User generated content is traditionally submitted and stored as XHTML, so being able to render a subset of XHTML would be very useful in silverlight.  The subset would be similar to what is used by RadEditor in these support forums, plus possibly images as well.

    Some proof of concept work has already been done here:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/delay/archive/2007/09/10/bringing-a-bit-of-html-to-silverlight-htmltextblock-makes-rich-text-display-easy.aspx

    2. RadEditor for Silverlight.  Would be able to take user input that could then be rendered with the first control.  It wouldn't need to be as powerful as RadEditor for ASP.NET - just supporting the basic subset of features that the XHTML renderer could handle.  Being able to upload photos using RadUpload for embedding in user content would be awesome.

    I'm obviously asking for personal reasons - my own site relies heavily on user generated content using RadEditor and RadUpload, and the above missing controls are all that is stopping me from writing a silverlight implementation - but adding these controls would enable a whole new category of silverlight websites.

    James.
  2. Valentin.Stoychev
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    Posted 19 Mar 2008 Link to this post

    Hello James,

    We can not agree more with you on these issues. We are sure that there will be at least a basic html support rendering in one of the next releases of the Silverlight framework. We have plans releasing an editor control for Silverlight, but we will wait to see how the platform will evolve. Our rough estimate is that this will happen at the end if this year or beginning of 2009.

    For the moment the recommended way to implement such a functionality is to use our RadEditor for ASP.NET AJAX control over the Silverlight plugin and to use the HTML bridge to get/set the html content.

    As for the RadUpload for Silverlight - we will release this control very soon so stay tuned!

    Best wishes,
    Valentin.Stoychev
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  3. Valentin.Stoychev
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    Posted 20 Mar 2008 Link to this post

    Hello James,

    Just to let you know that the html component tha you refer to has just been updated to work with the latest version of the Silverlight plugin.

    See more info here:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/delay/archive/2008/03/18/code-to-support-new-features-doesn-t-write-itself-htmltextblock-sample-gets-data-binding-support.aspx

    Hope this helps!

    Valentin.Stoychev
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  4. James Thurley
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    Sep 2007

    Posted 20 Mar 2008 Link to this post

    Hi Valentin,

    Thanks for your replies, and for the tip about using Silverlight with RadEditor for ASP.NET.  That should be a good intermediate step while waiting for a full native control.  I'll look forward to seeing what you guys come up with :)

    Cheers,
    James.
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