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ucRTFEditor -- Richtextbox editor control (2019-02-26, update)

Submitted on: 2/26/2019 4:33:44 PM
By: Mark Kintigh  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 2 Users
Compatibility: VB.NET
Views: 2168
     I wrote this because I got tired of looking for a free control that works like this; most of the time I only find similar editor examples as full editor applications. I am not keeping any rights to this code and am presenting it as is. If you make any improvements or catch/fix any bugs please pass them along; I want this control to keep evolving to the best and finest of its kind. Also, please keep up the documentation in the code as you add to / make revisions. Please make sure you document what you changed / added so I can merge it into the master copy of the control that I'll be still working on.

This control is designed to be a self-contained word processor / editor for RTF based files or memo fields (the file you are reading was written using the control). Some of the features that are included are.... Standard file operations (open, save, new, print, print preview, ...); any or all of these can be turned off according to properties
  • Standard editing (copy, paste, find, replace, ...)
  • Locking the contents for read-only
  • Standard formatting options (font selection, text color, background color, bold, alignment, bullets, indents, ...)
  • Inserting of images and date (by format / selection window)
  • Property: ToolbarsOnFocusOnly. This property will dynamically show/hide the toolbars of the editor depending on focus of the editor and the LockEditor property,
All of the support windows are built within the class itself.

This update contains some modifications to be compatible with VS 2017 and added the ability to change the control's font, which will update the editor's font as well.

Know Bug:
The only thing I have not been able to accomplish to date is a true right margin. I cannot figure out how to get the actual page width for the printable area. While this is not a show stopper, it is an annoyance.

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3/22/2019 7:14:07 AMTrent Jackson

You have put a lot of work into this. I can read the code in MS Visual Studio 2017. I have never done an control before. Some people say that I just make games for babies. Could you advise me on how to implement this control on an form and OR update the submission with the inclusion of an 'hit the F5 key' to just run the control. I am still learning .NET 2017, but I practically have an degree with Boolean logic. Cheers buddy. Thanks for the great submission(s) 5*
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4/5/2019 8:52:45 PMDave Bowlin

Excellent, thank you. Saves a ton of coding time.
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