ASP.NET Word-Inspired Rich Text Editor (v15.1)

ASP.NET Team Blog
19 May 2015

I'm happy to announce that the DevExpress ASP.NET (Word-Inspired) Rich Text Editor is out of preview and available in the v15.1 release.


The new ASP.NET Rich Text Editor (ASPxRichEdit) is available for both platforms: ASP.NET WebForms and MVC!

In the last v14.2 release, we introduced a preview version of the Rich Text Editor with several great features:

DevExpress ASP.NET RichEdit Control

New Features

The v15.1 version of the ASP.NET Rich Text Editor control adds these major features:

  • Numbering and Bulleted Lists
  • Fields support (including DOCVARIABLE field)
  • Hidden symbols
  • Hyperlinks
  • New dialogs for insert symbols, tabs setup, & more
  • Support for streams​
  • Touch support
  • ReadOnly mode
  • Document and Operation restriction settings

Fields Support

Check out this gif animation of the Fields support (including DOCVARIABLE field):

DevExpress ASP.NET RichEdit Control

Online demos

Check out the online demos of the DevExpress ASP.NET Rich Text Editor here:

Demo - Rich Text Editor Control for ASP.NET AJAX


With the DevExpress ASP.NET RichText editor control, you can craft and edit rich-text documents with your ASP.NET sites with ease. It's WYSIWYG!

  • A familiar interface like Microsoft Word for editing (with Ribbon UI)
  • Cross-browser compatible (even touch mobile browsers)
  • A rich user interface that's customizable
  • Multiple themes support
  • Document management, export, and print capabilities
  • And more... (read the features section below)

To learn more, please read this introductory blog post:

ASP.NET Word-Inspired Rich Text Editor (Preview release coming soon)

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Mark Stoker
Mark Stoker

When can we expect the VCL version to come out of preview - cannot wait !!

19 May 2015
Julian Bucknall (DevExpress)
Julian Bucknall (DevExpress)

Mark: Not long now! We'll be talking about what's new in DevExpress VCL once the .NET v15.1 products have been released. Generally the VCL Subscription release is two weeks after the DevExpress Universal release.

Stay tuned!

Cheers, Julian

19 May 2015
Stefano Maestri
Stefano Maestri

Also support for tables?

19 May 2015
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)


Tables are not supported yet. It's something we do want to implement in a future release.

28 May 2015
Chris Tietgen
Chris Tietgen

Couple of questions: 1) Does it support mail merge yet? 2) What version of RTF are you using? When I look at an RTF your editor saves using TextPad, the structure of the file is different than WordPad saves the same content.

3 June 2015
Chris Tietgen
Chris Tietgen

Oh, one more question. Why can I copy/paste an image from something like SnagIt and paste it into the editor, but if I am copying content from Word and it contains and image, that image doesn't get pasted into the editor?

3 June 2015
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)


In regards to pasting an image: unfortunately, this is a well-known problem that we cannot resolve. MSWord doesn't allow the browser to get an image from a pasted fragment. Therefore, it's a low-level problem that we cannot control.

For the other issues, yes, there is Mail-merge like feature now in RichEdit:

I showed this feature in the What's New ASP webinar:

As for RTF version, I'm not sure about TextPad but we are definitely compatible with Microsoft Word. Could you please report this issue to our support team so they can investigate it further?

4 June 2015

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