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File Browser in React RichTextEditor component

21 Sep 2021 / 2 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.

Required additional dependency

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

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

Additional CSS Reference

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

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  @import "../../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-layouts/styles/material.css";
  @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 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 the file browser tool, inject the FileManager module using services.

Source
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App.tsx
App.jsx
index.jsx
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/**
 * Rich Text Editor - File Browser Sample
 */
import { HtmlEditor, Image, Inject, Link, QuickToolbar, RichTextEditorComponent, Toolbar, FileManager } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-richtexteditor';
import * as React from 'react';

class App extends React.Component<{},{}> {
  private fileManagerSettings: object = {
enable: true,
path: '/Pictures/Food',
ajaxSettings: {
  url: 'https://ej2-aspcore-service.azurewebsites.net/api/FileManager/FileOperations',
  getImageUrl: 'https://ej2-aspcore-service.azurewebsites.net/api/FileManager/GetImage',
  uploadUrl: 'https://ej2-aspcore-service.azurewebsites.net/api/FileManager/Upload',
  downloadUrl: 'https://ej2-aspcore-service.azurewebsites.net/api/FileManager/Download'
}
  }

  private toolbarSettings: object = {
items: ['FileManager']
  }

  public render() {
return (
  <RichTextEditorComponent fileManagerSettings={this.fileManagerSettings} toolbarSettings={this.toolbarSettings}>
    <p>The Rich Text Editor component 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>
    <Inject services={[Toolbar, Image, Link, HtmlEditor, QuickToolbar, FileManager]} />
  </RichTextEditorComponent>
);
  }
}

export default App;
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/**
 * Rich Text Editor - File Browser Sample
 */
import { HtmlEditor, Image, Inject, Link, QuickToolbar, RichTextEditorComponent, Toolbar, FileManager } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-richtexteditor';
import * as React from 'react';
class App extends React.Component {
    constructor() {
        super(...arguments);
        this.fileManagerSettings = {
            enable: true,
            path: '/Pictures/Food',
            ajaxSettings: {
                url: 'https://ej2-aspcore-service.azurewebsites.net/api/FileManager/FileOperations',
                getImageUrl: 'https://ej2-aspcore-service.azurewebsites.net/api/FileManager/GetImage',
                uploadUrl: 'https://ej2-aspcore-service.azurewebsites.net/api/FileManager/Upload',
                downloadUrl: 'https://ej2-aspcore-service.azurewebsites.net/api/FileManager/Download'
            }
        };
        this.toolbarSettings = {
            items: ['FileManager']
        };
    }
    render() {
        return (<RichTextEditorComponent fileManagerSettings={this.fileManagerSettings} toolbarSettings={this.toolbarSettings}>
    <p>The Rich Text Editor component 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>
    <Inject services={[Toolbar, Image, Link, HtmlEditor, QuickToolbar, FileManager]}/>
  </RichTextEditorComponent>);
    }
}
export default App;
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import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import App from './App';
ReactDOM.render(<App />, document.getElementById('sample'));