Powerful ASP.NET HTML Editor Image Selector (coming soon in v2010 vol 2)

ASP.NET Team Blog
18 October 2010

Check out the versatile and powerful Image Selector coming out for the ASP.NET HTML Editor (ASPxHtmlEditor) in the DXperience ASP.NET v2010 volume 2 release:

ASPNET_HTML_Editor_Image_Selector

Select Images Visually

The new ‘image selector’ feature gives you the power of a dialog with file browse capability. This let’s your end-users to select images from the web server visually. Of course they can still type in a URL or upload from the local computer.

The animated gif image above shows how easy it is to select the image you want by just choosing the folder and picking the image visually!

Features

The new image selector features has several powerful features that make it easy for you to add images to the ASP.NET HTML Editor including:

  • Insert images from local machine
  • Image preview
  • Save uploaded images to web server
  • Resize images to custom size
  • Create thumbnails
  • Define alignment position (left, center, right)
  • Set image description as Alt Text property
  • Filter to accept only certain image types
  • Filter for image size (prevent users from uploading very large files)

The ASP.NET team has gone above and beyond to deliver a feature-rich and powerful Image Selector in the ASP.NET HTML Editor! And your feedback and requests for this functionality helped create it, thanks.

Coming Soon

Look for the new ASP.NET HTML Editor’s Image Selector feature in the DXperience v2010 volume 2 release soon.

Drop me a line below with your thoughts on this slick new ASPxHtmlEditor feature.

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12 comment(s)
Luis Madaleno
Luis Madaleno

Great!

This is just what I was expecting. Thanks.

18 October, 2010
Ian Pook
Ian Pook

Looks like a great feature...will it allow you to load images that are stored in a DB? (we don't store images on our webserver filesystem but inside the customers DB on the webserver - it looks as though not from the screen images above)

18 October, 2010
Sigurd Decroos
Sigurd Decroos

What about cropping images next to resizing?

18 October, 2010
Mike12345
Mike12345

Does it work in SharePoint/Imagelibs?

18 October, 2010
E. Brito
E. Brito

Man, it's actually looks better then I was expecting.

These last days I coming to devexpress.com almost every hour checking if this next release is already available :-)

18 October, 2010
Henrik Brinch
Henrik Brinch

YES! YES! YES!  The answer to my prayers!

I just can't stand the waiting for 2010 vol 2 ... not even a beta yet :(

18 October, 2010
E. Brito
E. Brito

Tell me about it Henrik Brinch,

I'm having to take my Anxiety pills :-)

We have this new project where we expect to use many of the new (to be released) controls and also many new features of the existing controls (like this Image Selector).

However, without a the final release (or even a beta), we have to put the new project on hold.

18 October, 2010
Roland B
Roland B

Great control.

Can you give the ability to use that image editor as standalone component also ?

I can see this coming for a lot of people. To use it by clicking normal anchor or button.

19 October, 2010
Dmitry B (DevExpress)
Dmitry B (DevExpress)

> Ian Pook said:

> Looks like a great feature...will it allow you to load images that are stored in a DB? (we don't store images > on our webserver filesystem but inside the customers DB on the webserver - it looks as though not from the screen images above)

Ian,

Unfortunately, this feature works only with the filesystem now. We have plans to work also with custom providers, but I am not sure it will be implemented in version 2010 vol 2.

20 October, 2010
Dmitry B (DevExpress)
Dmitry B (DevExpress)

> Sigurd Decroos said:

> What about cropping images next to resizing?

Sigurd,

Unfortunately, we do not have the cropping functionality for images now. It seems like we even have no requests to add the cropping functionality to the ASPxHtmlEditor. If you want it, please create a suggestion in our support center.We will discuss it and possibly implement it in the future.

20 October, 2010
Dmitry B (DevExpress)
Dmitry B (DevExpress)

> RolandB said:

> Great control.

> Can you give the ability to use that image editor as standalone component also ?

> I can see this coming for a lot of people. To use it by clicking normal anchor or button.

Yes, this feature will be available as a standalone component named ASPxFileManager. We will post an overview in our blogs soon.

20 October, 2010
Dmitry B (DevExpress)
Dmitry B (DevExpress)

> Mike12345 said:

> Does it work in SharePoint/Imagelibs?

Mike,

Unfortunately this feature isn't available in the SharePoint now because it requires support for custom providers mentioned above.

21 October, 2010

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