How to use CKEditor in ASP.NET MVC 3 Application 

Friday, August 20, 2010 1:51 PM

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The <textarea> element has lost its luster. It at the most allows you to type text with no formatting. It is the 'notepad' of the web world, when people really expect a MS Word. Well, getting MS Word to the web is not exactly possible, but the gap can certainly be bridged.

There exist a bunch of so called HTML editors on the web. The easiest of them to use is the CKEditor. This is particularly great with ASP.NET MVC 3. It runs on top of the <textarea> element and can be invoked with as simple as setting the 'class' attribute of the <textarea> element to 'ckeditor' and including the provided javascript.

There are other means of invocations using Javascript. This is particularly useful when you want to control the features of the editor such as customizing the toolbar or skinning the editor.

The video below walks you through downloading and using the CKEditor in an ASP.NET MVC 3 application.

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re: How to use CKEditor in ASP.NET MVC 3 Application

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 6:14 PM aleh

Could you please show us how to upload files from the editor?

re: How to use CKEditor in ASP.NET MVC 3 Application

Monday, August 30, 2010 9:49 AM Deepak Chitnis

Thanks Rajesh, for leaving the appreciative comment. Glad you found this helpful.

re: How to use CKEditor in ASP.NET MVC 3 Application

Monday, August 30, 2010 4:27 AM Rajesh Dalvi

Hi Deepak,

    This is very helpful.

Thanks,

Rajesh

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