DevExpress VCL Rich Text Editor (now released in v15.1)

Thinking Out Loud
15 June 2015

In our last VCL release cycle, we shipped the DevExpress VCL Rich Edit Control - our Microsoft Word inspired word processor - as a community tech preview. With our upcoming release, we'll officially launch our VCL Rich Text Editor and will incorporate the following new features/capabilities: 

  • Table support
  • Multi-column layout
  • Built-in context/popup menu
  • Simple and Draft document views
  • Horizontal and vertical rulers
  • Image sizing
  • Support for plain text format files
  • OLE drag and drop support

Here are a couple of screenshots demonstrating these new features.

RTF - Horizontal and Vertical Rulers

VCL Rich Text Editor - Horizontal and Vertical Rulers

RTF - Multi Column Layout

VCL Rich Text Editor - Multi-Column Layout

In addition, this update will include the following new multi-purpose dialogs:

  • Font Editing
  • Bullets and Numbering
  • Find and Replace
  • Insert Table
  • Table Properties
  • Tabs and Symbols

Please note that in the v15.1 beta, the Rich Edit Control only supports RAD Studio XE or later and can only be used in 32-bit apps created with Delphi/C++Builder.

As always, we welcome your feedback and comments - let us know how you are planning to use our VCL Rich Text Editor in your next VCL project.

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