RadEditor in plain text mode only?

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  1. Troy Young
    Troy Young avatar
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    Jun 2012

    Posted 10 Apr 2009 Link to this post

    Is it possible to use the RadEditor in a plain text mode only, where the content going in and out of the editor is always treated as text and never as html?  Currently, my application has a screen with a textarea element that the users use to input blocks of vbscript and perlscript commands that are saved in and out of a database and executed in other processes.  I would like to migrate to the RadEditor and take advantage of some of its features such as copy,paste,undo,redo,find,replace,font changes,etc.  But it seems that the editor always presents HTML, and I lose carriages returns, tabs, whitespace, etc when I originally load the text to display for the user.  I see the .Text property will retrieve plain text, but I would like to be able to load the data as plain text too, without it ever being converted to html.  Basically I want to use RadEditor as a text editor and not an HTML editor.  I am not seeing a way to do this, am I missing something, or is it not possible?
  2. ManniAT
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    Nov 2003

    Posted 11 Apr 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Troy,

    I guess this post gives some kind of answer to your question.

    I found it these days because I was also searching for an "extended text editor".
    I want (like you) text file edit - and (like the other poster) CSS file edit.

    Reading the linked post I decided not to use RadEditor in this case.
    So I do two different things
    a.) for Textfiles (small ones) I use a normal textbox
    Spell is useable - and "formatting" on a textfile :)
    b.) for CSS and other specialized filetypes I implemented a download / upload scenario with RadFileExplorer
    This is OK for my customer - he uses Visual Studio Express Web for CSS - which gives "WYSIWYG" editing.

    Ah, by the way - my HTML content editing is done with RadEditor.


  3. Tervel
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    Posted 13 Apr 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Troy,

    The editor is meant and designed to be used as a HTML editor, and not as textbox (the assumption being that if one needs a textbox one would use a textbox).

    Still, the editor does offer some text- and textbox- related features, such as the read-only Text property which returns editor content as pure text, for example.

    As far as setting [text] content is concerned, the link provided by Manfred is quite good and will help you in your scenario.

    In case you are looking also for more textbox-like RadEditor look II want to point your attention to the following online demo:

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