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Table in ASP.NET MVC RichTextEditor control

RichTextEditor allows to insert table of content in edit panel and provide options to add, edit, and remove the table as well as perform other table related action. For inserting the table to the RichTextEditor, the following list of options have been provided in the TableSettings

Options Description Default Value
minWidth Sets the default minWidth of the table. 0
maxWidth Sets the default maxWidth of the table. null
resize Enable resize feature in table. true
styles This is an array of key value pair, on each pair, key should be name of styling and value is class name. this list will be shown on quick toolbar options to change the styles of table on designing like dashed, double bordered. TableStyleItems
width Sets the default width of the table. 100%

Insert Table

Using the table toolbar option, select a number of rows and columns to be inserted over the table grid and insert table into RichTextEditor content using the mouse.

Tables can also be inserted through the Insert Table option in the pop-up where the number of rows and columns can be provided manually, and this is the default way in devices.

        The RichTextEditor 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><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>
        <li><p> Contains undo / redo manager.</p></li>
        <li><p> Creates bulleted and numbered lists.</p></li>
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public class HomeController : Controller

    public ActionResult Index()
        ViewBag.items = new[] { "CreateTable" };
        return View();

Quick Toolbar

Quick toolbar is opened by clicking the table. It has different sets of commands to be performed on the table which increases the feasibility to edit the table easily.

Table Header

Table Header command is available with quick toolbar option through which the header row can be added or removed from the inserted table. The following image illustrates the table header.

RichTextEditor table header

Insert Rows

Rows can be inserted above or below the required table cell through the quick toolbar. Also, focused row can be deleted. The following screenshot shows the available options of the row item.

RichTextEditor table row

Insert Columns

Columns can be inserted to the left or right side of the required table cell through the quick toolbar. Also, the focused column can be deleted. The following screenshot shows the available options of the column item.

RichTextEditor table column

Set Color

The background color can be set for each table cell through the background color command available with quick toolbar.

RichTextEditor table background color

Delete Table

Using the delete item in the quick toolbar, users can delete the entire table.

Vertical Align

Text inside the table can be aligned to top, middle, or bottom using the tableCellVerticalAlign tool of the quick toolbar.

RichTextEditor table vertical alignment

Horizontal Align

Text inside the table can be aligned left, right, or center using the tableCellHorizontalAlign tool of the quick toolbar.

RichTextEditor table horizontal alignment

Table Styles

Table styles provided for class name should be appended to a table element. It helps to design the table in specific CSS styles when inserting in the editor.

By Default, provides Dashed border and Alternate rows.

Dashed border: Applies the dashed border to the table.

Alternate border: Applies the alternative background to the table.

RichTextEditor table styles

Table Properties

Sets the default width of the table when it is inserted in the RichTextEditor using the width of TableSettings.

Using the quick toolbar, users can change the width, cell padding, and cell spacing in the selected table using the properties option.

RichTextEditor table settings