Sneak Peek: ASP.NET HTML Editor Table Support

17 June 2009

The ASPxHTMLEditor component lets you easily drop a high quality editor into any page. The next major DXperience release will add HTML Table support to the ASP.NET HTML Editor, the ASPxHTMLEditor.


Featuring a toolbar icon to create, edit, and delete table items, the ASP.NET HTML Editor easily manage tables through the front-end.


If your users are more comfortable with HTML then there is also the HTML source view option.

The ASPxHtmlEditor is part of the DXperience ASP.NET Subscription. You can start playing with the table support feature when the DXperience 2009 volume 2 released in a few weeks.

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18 comment(s)
Chris Walsh


17 June, 2009
Waqas Zahoor

good works

18 June, 2009
Alex Danvy

Why do you use "Style" attribute instead of dedicated attributes like "Width" ?

18 June, 2009
Alberto Cortes


18 June, 2009
Grant Dunoon

Thank you, thanks you, thank you.. can't say it enough! We are really up against the wall when it comes to real estate. Having the table options on a dropdown icon is just fantastic!  Now for the wishlist: order the ASPxGrid by dragging rows.

18 June, 2009
Andrew R (Developer Express)

Hi Alex!

This behavior is by design. We place all appearance attributes in the css style. Also, principally there is no difference between css attribute "width" and table's attribute "width".

19 June, 2009
Nick (DevExpress Support)

Grant: While the row drag-and-drop feature is welcome in the ASPxGridView, it won't be available in forthcoming version 2009 vol 2, we apologize. However, the ASPxTreeList allows you to drag-and-drop rows. Please check, if you can substitute it for the grid. If so, the following example may come in handy:

How to reorder ASPxTreeList nodes via drag-and-drop

19 June, 2009
Grant Dunoon

Thanks Nick, we have the wait for it in the ASPxGridView.

20 June, 2009

Great! It is necessary to have the option of merger of columns and rows.

2 July, 2009
Brendon Muck [DevExpress MVP]

All it needs is a "merge cells" option.

2 July, 2009 development

Great stuff. Thanks for sharing such a useful information.

6 July, 2009
Alex c

I found the ASP.NET editor. It is rather impressive.

Thanks for the post.

Alex C

7 July, 2009

Hi Andrew,

We need to develop a software using the ASPxHtmlEditor but I need to know when exactly the tables support will be available. Unfortunately this is feature is fundamental in our software and we are thinking to change for another editor.

Thank you in advance,


10 July, 2009
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)


The tables support is in the 2009 volume 2 release which will be officially released in a few weeks.

10 July, 2009
The ASPx Blog - Mehul Harry's DevExpress Blog

The ASP.NET team has just finished a very important table feature for an HTML editor: cell split and

12 July, 2009

We're just about to release v2009.2 and it would be a good idea to have an "accumulator"

20 August, 2009
Jude Wong

Hi Mehul,

Is the HTML table editor feature available when ASPxHTMLEditor is activated as the SharePoint rich text editor?

I replaced the default SharePoint rich text editor with ASPxHTMLEditor but could not see the table button on the toolbar.

Any idea how to resolve?


21 April, 2010
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)


Please contact our support team who can help you with this issue:

21 April, 2010

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