I have found different code samples showing how to create a visual HTML editor in ASP using a text area. However, I needed a good editor for my WinForms application, but I couldn’t find a good example. Eventually, I wrote one from scratch after I converted some MFC code I found on the net. Based on the IE Browser control, you can create a powerful editor that allows you to manipulate HTML tags visually and add any tags you want.
Using the code
The code is a simple form, and very easy to understand. In order to make it work, you first need to include two COM libraries:
- The Microsoft Web Control found in: c:\windows\system32\shdocvw.dll (add as a COM control).
- MSHTML: c:\windows\system32\MSHTML.tlb (add as a COM reference).
The reason for the tlb is that the mshtml.dll is used by the Windows system, and therefore is not accessible.
You don't need to worry about deployment: all Windows users will have these DLLs in their system directory.
Shlomo had worked for several years as a software engineer and project manager, developing software for the enterprise market, in Microsoft.NET and Java J2EE environment. Before establishing Shefer’s SAP department, Shlomo worked at SAP Labs and took part of the NetWeaver and Enterprise Portal development team.
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