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Editor modes in ASP.NET MVC RichTextEditor control

The Rich Text Editor control used to create and edit the content and return valid HTML markup or markdown (MD) of the content. It supports the following two editing formation.

  • HTML Editor
  • Markdown Editor

HTML Editor

Rich Text Editor is a WYSIWYG editing control for formatting the word content as HTML. The HTML editing mode is the default mode in Rich Text Editor to format the content through the available toolbar items to return the valid HTML markup. Set the EditorMode property as HTML.

razor
controller.cs
@Html.EJS().RichTextEditor("htmlEditor").ContentTemplate(@<div>
    <p>
        The Rich Text Editor control is WYSIWYG ('what you see is what you get') editor that provides the best user experience to create and update the content.
        Users can format their content using standard toolbar commands.
    </p>
    <p><b> Key features:</b></p>
    <ul>
        <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>
        <li><p> Contains undo / redo manager.</p></li>
        <li><p> Creates bulleted and numbered lists.</p></li>
    </ul>
</div>).Render()
public class HomeController : Controller
{
    public ActionResult Index()
    {
        return View();
    }
}

Markdown Editor

Set the EditorMode property as Markdown, to create or edit the content and apply formatting to view markdown formatted content.

  • The Supported Tags are h6,h5,h4,h3,h2,h1,blockquote,pre,p,ol,ul.
  • The Supported Selection Tags are Bold, Italic, StrikeThrough, InlineCode, SubScript, SuperScript, UpperCase, LowerCase.
  • The supported insert commands are Image, Link and Table.

The third-party library such as Marked or any other library is used to convert markdown into HTML content.

razor
controller.cs
@using Syncfusion.EJ2.RichTextEditor

@Html.EJS().RichTextEditor("markdown").Value((string)ViewBag.value).EditorMode(EditorMode.Markdown).Render()
public class HomeController : Controller
{
    public ActionResult Index()
    {
        ViewBag.value = @"***Overview***
  The Rich Text Editor control is WYSIWYG ('what you see is what you get') editor used to create and edit the content and return valid HTML markup or markdown (MD) of the content. The editor provides a standard toolbar to format content using its commands. Modular library features to load the necessary functionality on demand. The toolbar contains commands to align the text, insert link, insert image, insert list, undo/redo operation, HTML view, and more.

  ***Key features***
  - *Mode*: Provides IFRAME and DIV mode.
  - *Module*: Modular library to load the necessary functionality on demand.
  - *Toolbar*: Provide a fully customizable toolbar.
  - *Editing*: HTML view to edit the source directly for developers.
  - *Third-party Integration*: Supports to integrate third-party library.
  - *Preview*: Preview the modified content before saving it.
  - *Tools*: Handling images, hyperlinks, video, uploads and more.
  - *Undo and Redo*: Undo/redo manager.
  - *Lists*:Creates bulleted and numbered list.";
        return View();
    }
}

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