File browser in Angular Rich text editor component

19 Sep 20225 minutes to read

Rich Text Editor allows to browse and insert images in the edit panel using the file browser. File browser allows the users to browse and select a file or folder from the file system and it supports various cloud services.

To get start quickly about Inserting Images in the Angular Rich Text Editor Using a File Manager, refer to the video below.

Required additional dependency

The following list of additional dependencies are required to use the file browser feature in the Rich Text Editor.

|-- @syncfusion/ej2-angular-richtexteditor
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-layouts
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-grids
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-filemanager

Additional CSS Reference

Additionally add below styles in the [src/styles.css] file.

  @import "";
  @import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-grids/styles/material.css";
  @import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-filemanager/styles/material.css";

The following example explains about how to configure the file browser within the Rich Text Editor.

  • Configure the FileManager toolbar item in the toolbarSettings API items property.
  • Set the enable property as true on fileManagerSettings property to make the file browser in the Rich Text Editor to appear on the FileManager toolbar click action.

Rich Text Editor features are segregated into individual feature-wise modules. To use the file browser tool, configure FileManagerService in providers.

* RTE File Browser Sample
import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import { ToolbarService, LinkService, ImageService, HtmlEditorService, QuickToolbarService, FileManagerService } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-richtexteditor';

selector: 'app-root',
template: `<ejs-richtexteditor [toolbarSettings]='toolbarSettings' [fileManagerSettings]='fileManagerSettings'>
            <ng-template #valueTemplate>
                <p>The Rich Text Editor is WYSIWYG ("what you see is what you get") editor useful to create and edit content, and return the valid <a href="" target="_blank">HTML markup</a> or <a href="" target="_blank">markdown</a> of the content</p>
                <p><b>Key features:</b></p>
                    <li><p>Provides &lt;IFRAME&gt; and &lt;DIV&gt; modes</p></li>
                    <li><p>Capable of handling markdown editing.</p></li>
                    <li><p>Contains a modular library to load the necessary functionality on demand.</p></li>
                    <li><p>Provides a fully customizable toolbar.</p></li>
                    <li><p>Provides HTML view to edit the source directly for developers.</p></li>
                    <li><p>Supports third-party library integration.</p></li>
                    <li><p>Allows preview of modified content before saving it.</p></li>
                    <li><p>Handles images, hyperlinks, video, hyperlinks, uploads, etc.</p></li>
providers: [ToolbarService, LinkService, ImageService, HtmlEditorService, QuickToolbarService, FileManagerService]

export class AppComponent {
    private hostUrl: string = '';
    private toolbarSettings: Object = {
        items: ['FileManager']
    private fileManagerSettings: object = {
        enable: true,
        path: '/Pictures/Food',
        ajaxSettings: {
            url: this.hostUrl + 'api/FileManager/FileOperations',
            getImageUrl: this.hostUrl + 'api/FileManager/GetImage',
            uploadUrl: this.hostUrl + 'api/FileManager/Upload',
            downloadUrl: this.hostUrl + 'api/FileManager/Download'
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { RichTextEditorAllModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-richtexteditor';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';

 * Module
    imports: [
    declarations: [AppComponent],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
export class AppModule { }
import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { enableProdMode } from '@angular/core';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';