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File Browser in JavaScript RichTextEditor control

13 May 2021 / 2 minutes to read

Rich Text Editor allows to browse and insert an image 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.

Required additional package styles and scripts reference

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

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

Configuring system JS

Map the Syncfusion Rich Text Editor packages in the system.config.js configuration file

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System.config({
    paths: {
          "syncfusion:": "./node_modules/@syncfusion/"
          },
    map: {
        main: "index.ts",
        typescript: "https://unpkg.com/typescript@2.2.2/lib/typescript.js",
        'plugin-json':'https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs-plugin-json/0.3.0/json.min.js',
        "@syncfusion/ej2-base": "syncfusion:ej2-base/dist/ej2-base.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-data": "syncfusion:ej2-data/dist/ej2-data.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-buttons": "syncfusion:ej2-buttons/dist/ej2-buttons.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-popups": "syncfusion:ej2-popups/dist/ej2-popups.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-inputs": "syncfusion:ej2-inputs/dist/ej2-inputs.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-lists": "syncfusion:ej2-lists/dist/ej2-lists.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns": "syncfusion:ej2-dropdowns/dist/ej2-dropdowns.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons": "syncfusion:ej2-splitbuttons/dist/ej2-splitbuttons.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-navigations": "syncfusion:ej2-navigations/dist/ej2-navigations.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-layouts": "syncfusion:ej2-layouts/dist/ej2-layouts.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-grids": "syncfusion:ej2-grids/dist/ej2-grids.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-filemanager": "syncfusion:ej2-filemanager/dist/ej2-filemanager.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-richtexteditor": "syncfusion:ej2-richtexteditor/dist/ej2-richtexteditor.umd.min.js"
      },
  packages: {
  'app': { main: 'app', defaultExtension: 'js' }
  }
});
System.import('app');

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

  • Configure the FileManager toolbar item in the toolbarSettings API items property.
  • Set 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 file browser tool, inject FileManager module using the RichTextEditor.Inject(FileManager).

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index.ts
index.html
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import { RichTextEditor, HtmlEditor, Toolbar, QuickToolbar, Image, FileManager } from '@syncfusion/ej2-richtexteditor';
RichTextEditor.Inject(HtmlEditor, Toolbar, QuickToolbar, Image, FileManager);

let hostUrl: string = 'https://ej2-aspcore-service.azurewebsites.net/';

let defaultRTE: RichTextEditor = new RichTextEditor({
fileManagerSettings: {
    enable: true,
    path: '/Pictures/Food',
    ajaxSettings: {
        url: hostUrl + 'api/FileManager/FileOperations',
        getImageUrl: hostUrl + 'api/FileManager/GetImage',
        uploadUrl: hostUrl + 'api/FileManager/Upload',
        downloadUrl: hostUrl + 'api/FileManager/Download'
    }
},
toolbarSettings: {
    items: ['FileManager']
}
});
defaultRTE.appendTo('#defaultRTE');
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 Rich Text Editor</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-layouts/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-filemanager/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-richtexteditor/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    <div id='container'>
        <div id='defaultRTE'>
            <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="https://ej2.syncfusion.com/home/" target="_blank">HTML markup</a> or <a href="https://ej2.syncfusion.com/home/" target="_blank">markdown</a> of the content</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>
            </ul>
        </div>
    </div>
</body>

</html>