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Displaying RadEditor as a TextBox

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In order to produce a textbox-like RadEditor follow the steps below:
  1. Register the following css classes:

    <style type="text/css">    
        /* The following CSS needs to be copied to the page to produce textbox-like RadEditor */
            backgroundwhite !important;
            displaynone\9 !important/* for all versions of IE in order to prevent border bottom disappearing */
            border-width0 !important;
           bordersolid 1px black;
            filter: chroma(color=c2dcf0);
            displaynone !important/* for FF */            
            displayblock\9 !important/* for all versions of IE */            
  2. Hide the Html and Preview Mode buttons by setting: EditModes="Design"
  3. Set the ToolbarMode property to ShowOnFocus: ToolbarMode="ShowOnFocus"
  4. Load only a few buttons in the Toolbar. In the example, the editor loads BasicTools.xml via its ToolsFile property: ToolsFile="~/Editor/Examples/EditorAsTextBox/BasicTools.xml"
  5. Set the toolbar width via the ToolsWidth property, e.g. ToolsWidth="330px"
  • DefaultCS.aspx
  • DefaultCS.aspx.cs
  • Styles.css
  • BasicTools.xml
<%@ Page Theme="Default" Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="DefaultCS.aspx.cs"Inherits="Telerik.Web.Examples.Editor.Default.DefaultCS"  %>

<%@ Register TagPrefix="telerik" Namespace="Telerik.Web.UI" Assembly="Telerik.Web.UI" %>
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns=''>
<head runat="server">
    <title>Telerik ASP.NET Example</title>
<link href="../Common/styles.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
    <link href="Styles.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <telerik:RadScriptManager runat="server" ID="RadScriptManager1" />
    <telerik:RadSkinManager ID="RadSkinManager1" runat="server" ShowChooser="true" />
    <div class="demo-containers">
        <div class="demo-container">
            <telerik:RadAjaxPanel runat="server">
                <h2>Registration Form</h2>
                <ul class="form">
                    <li><span class="label">First Name</span><telerik:RadTextBox RenderMode="Lightweight" runat="server" Width="250px"></telerik:RadTextBox></li>
                    <li><span class="label">Last Name</span><telerik:RadTextBox RenderMode="Lightweight" runat="server" Width="250px"></telerik:RadTextBox></li>
                    <li><span class="label">Occupation</span><telerik:RadTextBox RenderMode="Lightweight" runat="server" Width="250px"></telerik:RadTextBox></li>
                    <li><span class="label">Resume</span>
                        <telerik:RadEditor RenderMode="Lightweight" Height="150px" Width="328px" ToolsWidth="308px" EditModes="Design" EmptyMessage="Click in the content area to show the toolbar"
                            ID="RadEditor1" runat="server" ToolbarMode="ShowOnFocus" ToolsFile="~/Editor/Examples/EditorAsTextBox/BasicTools.xml">
                        <telerik:RadButton RenderMode="Lightweight" runat="server" ID="Submit" Text="Submit"></telerik:RadButton>

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