Excellent WYSIWYG HTML editor (all platforms)
Fri Apr 20 2007
I have been trying out several HTML editors for ASP.Net and thought I would share this excellent find that works with several platforms, including ASP.Net, ASP, PHP, Java etc. Up until now I was using FreeTextBox, however this was giving me grief in Firefox so decided that I needed to find a new solution.
Using FCKEditor is also a piece of cake. Simply download FCKEditor and extract the fckeditor directory, placing it the root of your ASP.Net application.
In addition to this, to use the ASP.Net control you need to ensure that the FredCK. FCKEditorV2.dll file is in your bin directory, you can then either add it to your tool bar, and drag-n-drop the control in, or add the following page directive to your ASPX page:
<fckeditorv2:fckeditor id="FCKeditor1" runat="server" height="500px" skinpath="skins/office2003/" toolbarset="Pilot" customconfigurationspath="/fckeditor/fckconfig.js"> </fckeditorv2:fckeditor>
FCKEditor is highly configurable as it is opensource and you can very easily edit the fckconfig.js file to create a new custom toolbar. If you do this, you will need to specify the ToolbarSet property and also add the CustomConfigurationPath properties to your control. The FCKEditor also comes with 3 skins: default, office2003 and silver (a silver version of office 2003). These can be set using the SkinPath configuration above.
Finally if you want to be able to upload files, you need to create a directory in the root of you application called UserFiles. When the user inserts an image from a local file, it is uploaded to this directory.
FCKEditor is a feature rich, cross-browser compatible (Safari will also shortly be supported) WYSIWYG HTML Editor for ASP.Net which is highly configurable and easy to use.
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