best RichTextBox control? RRS feed

  • Question

  • User-1574857267 posted

    I need to decide on a richtextbox control for my business.

    I'm leaning towards a payware control...thinking that it has the best chance of being cross platform/browser.  If free can accomplish the same thing, that is fine with me.

    What do you think?

    Wednesday, April 2, 2008 1:43 PM

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  • User-482924816 posted


    Free! [:)]

    Wednesday, April 2, 2008 2:51 PM
  • User-1574857267 posted
    Thanks, I'll start implimenting it and see if it has all the features i'm looking for. I'll also test compatibility and post back here what i find.
    Wednesday, April 2, 2008 4:02 PM
  • User-1574857267 posted

    I started out with the FreeTextBox control.  It worked great, except it had zero compatibility with Safari. 
    I switched to some payware controls that all claimed x-browser compatibility.  None of them worked with Safari either.  I tried rich text boxes from: www.ComponentArt.com, www.richercomponents.com, www.richtextbox.com.

    So i switched back to www.freetextbox.com.  I disabled the control for safari browsers...I'll still have to listen to safari users complain about it, but at least i'm not paying licensing fees.

    IT sounds like there is something about safari (that it's not a gecko based browser?) that doesn't allow developers to extend richtextbox functionality to Safari.

    1.  I would love to understand this better if anyone can shed some insight.

    2.  Does anybody see java rich text editors as an alternative that might be x-browser compatible?

    Monday, April 14, 2008 4:00 PM
  • User845932231 posted
    I am using TinyMCE and I think this is one of the best Rich Textbox http://tinymce.moxiecode.com/
    Tuesday, April 22, 2008 2:15 AM
  • User-1574857267 posted

    Thanks Anzer,  I will look into this one also.

    Tuesday, April 22, 2008 4:14 PM
  • User-1263641727 posted

    Try Cute Editor.


    Friday, July 25, 2008 3:52 AM
  • User-170747226 posted

    You can also take a look at NOV rich text editor. It's an awesome cross platform RTE, but it's not free.

    Thursday, April 2, 2015 6:44 AM