11. August 2012 11:16
If you ever developed a forum or an online content management application, HTML editor or Rich text box editor control is mandatory for providing custom content posting feature and comment posting option.
Best free HTML editors for ASP.NET
FCKEditor.NET is an ASP.NET control component of CKeditor which is widely used.This is one of the best HTML/Rich textbox editor for ASP.NET application where the inegration is smooth by programatically configuring the editor control from server side.HTML table creation and editing facility is one best feature to note.Also the Word clean up feature available in FCKeditor which detects and cleans up the copied text from Microsoft Word documents.
TinyMCE is a pure browser-based open source rich text editor from Moxiecode.It is completely platform-independent,light weight and very easy to customize.There are various plugins and themes available for TinyMCE to extend the basic installation.
FreeTextBox HTML Editor is one of the best and most used free open source ASP.NET HTML editors. Commerical(Pro) version aso available with more advanced features. Usage of FreeTextBox is very easy and as simple as,just changing the <asp:Textbox/> to <FTB:FreeTextbox /> will do the work for you.
The HtmlEditorExtender is an ASP.NET AJAX Control that enables you to extend the standard ASP.NET TextBox control with support for rich formatting.The HtmlEditorExtender control is very lightweight and takes advantage of HTML5. The new HtmlEditorExtender is compatible with IE6 and newer, and the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari.
WIth HTMLEditor AJAX Control creating and editing HTML content in ASP.NET is very easy. Various buttons made available in the toolbar are used for content editing.HTMLEditor AJAX Control allows you to change the look and feel of HTMLEditor using CssClass property.The predefined style css classes can be overridden.It is possible to see the Generated HTML markup and preview document.Customization of the control is very much possible with easy steps.