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Integrate Professional Rich Text Editing into your ASP.NET applications for free.

RichTextBox was developed as part of the Discussions control and is likely the most advanced freeware Rich Text Editor server control in existence.

    RichTextBox Visual Studio 2012
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RichTextBox key features         

RichTextBox Key Features

  • As a real WebControl there are no dangling javascript or other resource files to manage.
  • As a real WebControl you can embed RichTextBox into your own WebControl.
  • Both Design & Html view.
  • Byte, letter & word counters can both display and be used to restrict the input.
  • Add & Remove buttons.
  • Multiple instances on same page.
  • Users can upload multimedia and display it in the RichTextBox.
  • DropDown Editors can be positional fixed.
  • Full programmatic control.

RichTextBox Examples

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How to use RichTextBox

  1. Download RichTextBox, unzip it and add it to your website bin folder.
  2. Register RichTextBox on an .aspx page (or an .ascx usercontrol) :
    <%@ Register Assembly="Menulab.RichTextBox" Namespace="Menulab" TagPrefix="ml" %>
  3. Add a RichTextBox instance somewhere on your page (or on a usercontrol) :
    <ml:RichTextBox ID="mlRichTextBox" runat="server" />
  4. Add an asp submit button :
    <asp:Button ID="btnSubmit" runat="server" Text="Submit" OnClick="btnSubmit_Click" />
  5. In the code-behind file add the submit buttons Click handler :
    protected void btnSubmit_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    	string userInput = mlRichTextBox.mlHtml;

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    Note : you can also add RichTextBox to Visual Studio Toolbox and drag the control to your page in which case the above step 2 & 3 will be automatically done for you.

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