ASP.NET & MVC - Rich Editor Control Enhancements (v18.1)

ASP.NET Team Blog
19 May 2018

The DevExpress ASP.NET Rich Text Editor is getting some useful end-user enhancements for the v18.1 release. Many of these features below came as a direct result of your (customer) feedback, so thank you. The features are available for both ASP.NET WebForms and MVC versions of the RichEdit too. Let's take a look...

Table of Contents

With this release, we've added support for interactive table of contents. End-users can now move to a specific position within a document instantly. Several types of tables are supported:

  • Table of Contents
  • Table of Figures
  • Table of Tables
  • Table of Equations

You can add/update tables and mark their entries using the Rich Editor's Ribbon UI. Our new API offers numerous options to manage interactive tables.

Test drive the online demo then take a look at the documentation to learn more.


Our ASP.NET Rich Text Editor also ships with an AutoCorrect feature that helps you to fix capitalization errors, create numeric lists, hyperlinks and emails, as well as automatically insert symbols and other pieces of text.

You can enable the built-in AutoCorrect feature using the following server-side properties:

  • CorrectTwoInitialCapitals - specifies whether the control should correct words that start with two capital letters by changing the second letter to lowercase
  • DetectUrls - specifies whether the control should detect URI strings and format them as hyperlinks
  • EnableAutomaticNumbering - specifies whether the control should automatically start numbered or bulleted lists when the specific symbols are typed
  • ReplaceTextAsYouType - specifies whether the control should search a replacement for the typed string in the AutoCorrectReplaceInfoCollection collection

Try out the online demo and learn more by reading documentation.

Table AutoFit

A Table in the RichEdit control can now automatically resize columns to fit to its content width or extend to the width of the document window:

Input Method Editor Support (IME)

We've also added support for your end-users to use an Input Method Editor (IME). An IME allows you to use a Latin-based keyboard to enter Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Tigrinya symbols. The IME is enabled when an end-user switches the desktop key input to a supported language:

Stateless Mode

With our new stateless option, you can use the DevExpress ASP.NET RichEdit control in scalable environments (cloud, web farms, etc). Learn more about this new feature by reading this blog post.

Give Us Your Feedback

Are you excited by the DevExpress ASP.NET RichEdit's new features? Drop me a line below.



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