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Integrating FCKeditor in ASP.NET

Introduction

In Basic ASP.NET, FCKeditor can be easily integrated. Here is the link where I found that.

However, to integrate FCKeditor in ASP.NET MVC environment, we have to follow some tricky steps. Here I will show how to integrate using core JavaScript as well as using Jquery.

Using JavaScript

Step 1

Download the FCKeditor from here.

Step 2

Unzip the package and put in your project content directory. I like to make a directory Javascript under Content directory and put unzipped fckeditor here. I have also put fckeditorapi.js in Javascript folder. You can get more information on FCKeditor API here.

Step 3

I have added a MVC view file in Home folder and named it as Fck.aspx. To view this file, I included a method in HomeController, as follows:

/// <summary>
/// Show FCK Editor View Page
/// </summary>
public void Show()
{
    RenderView("Fck");
}  

Step 4

In Fck.aspx, include the fckeditor.js and fckeditorapi.js file:

<script type="text/javascript" src="../../Content/Javascript/fckeditor/fckeditor.js">
</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="../../Content/Javascript/fckeditorapi.js"></script>

Include the following to replace textarea (named 'content') by FCKeditor. Here I have included InsertContent(), ShowContent() and ClearContent() methods to perform some extra actions:

<script type="text/javascript">
window.onload = function()
{
    var oFCKeditor = new FCKeditor( 'content' ) ;
    oFCKeditor.BasePath = "/Content/Javascript/fckeditor/" ;
    oFCKeditor.Height = 300;
    oFCKeditor.ReplaceTextarea() ;
}

function InsertContent()
{
    var oEditor = FCKeditorAPI.GetInstance('content') ;
    var sample = document.getElementById("sample").value;
    oEditor.InsertHtml(sample);
}

function ShowContent()
{
    var oEditor = FCKeditorAPI.GetInstance('content') ;
    alert(oEditor.GetHTML());
}

function ClearContent()
{
    var oEditor = FCKeditorAPI.GetInstance('content');
    oEditor.SetHTML("");
}
</script>

Here is the HTML content:

<div>
  <input id="sample" type="text" />
  <input id="cmdInsert" type="button" value="Insert Content" onclick="InsertContent()" />

  <input id="cmdClear" type="button" value="Clear Content" onclick="ClearContent()" />
  <br /> <br />
  <textarea id="content" cols="30" rows="10"></textarea>
  <br />
  <input id="cmdShow" type="button" value="Show Content" onclick="ShowContent()" />
</div> 

Step 5

Now build the application and run. Click the "FCK Editor" link and get the result.

Using JQuery

Step 1

Download jquery from here. I have put jquery-1.2.6.pack.js and jquery.FCKEditor.js in my "Javascript" folder.

Step 2

I have added a MVC view file in Home folder and named it as "FckJquery.aspx". To view this file, I included a method in HomeController, as follows:

/// <summary>
/// Show FCK Editor By JQuery
/// </summary>
public void View()
{
    RenderView("FckJquery");
}

Step 3

In FckJquery.aspx, include the jquery-1.2.6.pack.js, fckeditor.js and jquery.FCKEditor.js file:

<script type="text/javascript" src="../../Content/Javascript/jquery-1.2.6.pack.js">
</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="../../Content/Javascript/fckeditor/fckeditor.js">
</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="../../Content/Javascript/jquery.FCKEditor.js">
</script>

Include the following to replace textarea (named 'content') by FCKeditor. Here I have included InsertContent(), ShowContent() and ClearContent() methods to perform some extra actions.

<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function(){
    $.fck.config = {path: '/Content/Javascript/fckeditor/', height: 300 };
    $('textarea#content').fck();
});

function InsertContent()
{
    var sample = document.getElementById("sample").value;
    $.fck.insertHtml('fck1', sample);
}

function ShowContent()
{
    alert($.fck.content('fck1', ''));
}

function ClearContent()
{
    $.fck.clearHtml('fck1');
}
</script>

Here is the HTML content:

<div>
  <input id="sample" type="text" />
  <input id="cmdInsert" type="button" value="Insert Content" onclick="InsertContent()" />

  <input id="cmdClear" type="button" value="Clear Content" onclick="ClearContent()" />
  <br /> <br />
  <textarea id="content" cols="30" rows="10"></textarea>
  <br />
  <input id="cmdShow" type="button" value="Show Content" onclick="ShowContent()" />
</div>

Step 4

In jquery.FCKEditor.js file, I have included two functions. Function insertHtml() inserts HTML content into fckeditor and clearHtml() clears the content.

// insert Html Content
insertHtml: function(i, v) {
try{
var x = FCKeditorAPI.GetInstance(i);

if(v) x.InsertHtml(v);
else return '';
}
catch(e) { return ''; };
},

// clear Html Content
clearHtml: function(i) {
try{
var x = FCKeditorAPI.GetInstance(i);

x.SetHTML('');
}
catch(e) { return ''; };
},

Step 5

Now build the application and run. Click the "FCK Editor By JQuery" link and get the result. Enjoy it!

References

Conclusion

Next I will try to give some demonstration on how to build plugins in FCKeditor. Till then, bye.

History

  • 20th July, 2008: Initial post 

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

About the Author

Jahedur Rahman Chowdhury
Software Developer (Senior)
Bangladesh Bangladesh
Software Engineer, Bangladesh.

Comments and Discussions

 
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Generalvey nice :) Pinmemberde1uxe6-Oct-08 9:55 
But i can't change toolbar i made an new toolbar in fckconfig.js and i changed the toolbar in jquery.fckeditor.js - but nothing happens, i still have the enormous default toolbar :S
 
any help on that one?
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