- Visual rendering output is displayed instantly side by side with HTML codes.
- HTML Syntax highlighting.
- Codes searching and replacing.
- Portable, no installation needed.
- Free, Open Source.
Interesting Components Used in ExHtmlEditor
There are some interesting components that I would like to introduce to you while composing this program.
ScintillaNET is an open source text editor. It provides the ability for syntax highlighting, backward/forward text searching, line numbering, auto code block analyze for folding/collapse and expanding blocks. The syntax highlighting support for over 80 languages.
Screenshot of ScintillaNET
Awesomium is an advance HTML Rendering Engine developed based on Chromium, something close to a web browser but can be integrated into .NET WinForm and WPF application. It has great support for rendering HTML5 and CSS3 elements.
The main problem of traditional WebBrowser control of WinForm is that it has poor support for rendering CSS3 elements.
Comparison of Rendering output of WebBrowser Control over Awesomium's WebControl:
Awesomium's Rendering Output of CSS3 elements:
Traditional WinForm WebBrowser's Rendering Output of CSS3 elements:
Windows 7, Internet Explorer 8:
As you can see, WebBrowser Control with Internet Explorer 8 fail to render CSS3 elements.
Another example: Inconsistent rendering result throughout different version of Internet Explorer:
Windows 7, Internet Explorer 9:
Windows XP, Internet Explorer 6:
WebBrowser's rendering results are based on installed version of Internet Explorer.
Therefore, Awesomium has came into the solution. Awesomium are free for
- personal use
- non-commercial use
- commercial use by companies/teams who made less than $100K in revenue last year.
Read more about Awesomium: http://awesomium.com, http://awesomium.codeplex.com