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Text/HTML Editor With JQuery In ASP.Net

Introduction

This is a text/HTML editor for ASP.NET with jQuery. ASP.NET doesn't provide any control for text editing, so this solution will be helpful for online editing on text. This solution is for people who want to format text in their applications and store in the database.

Background 

For text editing ASP.NET doesn't provide any control. So we have to use a third party tool or AJAX. In my solution I am using jQuery for text editing and the value that I get is stored in the database.

Using the code

I am using ASP.NET TextBox control for the text editor. I use the multiline mode of the textbox. In the page, Demo.css and jquery-te-1.4.0.css are added and after that jquery-te-1.4.0.min.js and jquery-1.10.2.min.js are used/added for text editor functionality.

A button control is used for getting the textbox value in HTML format to store in the database. On the click of a button the server gets a formatted data value and then it is bound to another textbox. (You could also use this data to store in the database.) In this process the JQTE blur event is helpful.

Below is the code for the text editor:

<head runat="server">
    <title>Text Editor With JQuery</title>
    <link href="CSS/demo.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
    <link href="CSS/jquery-te-1.4.0.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
        <asp:TextBox ID="txtEditor" TextMode="MultiLine" 
            runat="server" CssClass="textEditor"
            onblur="Test()"></asp:TextBox>
        <asp:Button ID="btnText" runat="server" 
            Text="Show Text" OnClick="btnText_Click" />
        <asp:HiddenField ID="hdText" runat="server" />
        <asp:TextBox ID="txtReText" TextMode="MultiLine" 
           runat="server" CssClass="textEditor1"></asp:TextBox>
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
<script src="JS/jquery-1.10.2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="JS/jquery-te-1.4.0.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
    $('.textEditor1').jqte();
    $(".textEditor").jqte({ blur: function () {
        document.getElementById('<%=hdText.ClientID %>').value = 
               document.getElementById('<%=txtEditor.ClientID %>').value;
    }
});
</script>

Code-behind:

protected void btnText_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    txtReText.Text = hdText.Value;
}

Points of Interest

This is an easy way for implementing a text editor in ASP.NET and is compatible with every browsers using jQuery.

License

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

About the Author

Vaibhav Bodake
Software Developer Alitesoft
India India
Software Engineer with year of successful records serving small and mid scale .NET applications. Have a wide range of experience working in domestic client environment. I always love to learn new technologies and share with others.
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Comments and Discussions

 
QuestionJquery text Editor Pinmembershashi c18-Nov-13 22:30 
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