When your application requires rich text editing and you want to replicate many of the key features found in Microsoft Word, like mail merge, table support, and floating objects, you need not look any further than the DevExpress WinForms Rich Text Editor Control.
And because it ships with built-in app templates, you are only minutes away from introducing these powerful features in your next project.
Load, Save or Convert
Multiple File Format Support
The DevExpress WinForms Rich Editor supports loading, saving, and conversion to and from today’s most popular text-based document formats including DOCX, HTML, RTF, TXT, XML, ODT, EPUB, MHT, and DOC.
The XtraRichEdit™ Suite also supports conversion to PDF.
Additionally, you can convert (load or save) documents from one format to another automatically using the DevExpress Rich Edit Document Server.
Video: WinForms Rich Edit - DocFormat Support
Help Topic: Supported Document Formats | Help Topic: Import and Export | Examples: Import | Examples: Export
Easy-to-Use Mail Merge
The DevExpress Rich Text Editor offers comprehensive mail merge options for a variety of business requirements. With it, you can generate many unique document types, including form letters, mailing shots, mailing labels, and personalized business documents.
XtraRichEdit supports images, and offers enhanced configurability and processing through multiple mail merge specific events. For advanced use cases, you can implement and register your own URI stream provider to intercept custom field codes.
In addition, XtraRichEdit ships with Master-Detail mail merge support, allowing you to combine the utility of the Document Server and document variables to create custom reports (including catalogs, header/detail invoices or statements).
Examples: Mail Merge | Examples: How to create a Master-Detail report | Help Topic: MailMerge
Create the Perfect Document
Formatting, Tables and Floating Objects
Extended Text Formatting Options:
Deliver all major text formatting features your end-users have come to expect from a Text Editor, including Character Formatting, Paragraph Formatting, Bulleted-Numbered Lists, and Styles.
The XtraRichEdit™ Suite ships with complete set of pre-built text formatting dialogs so that all these features are available to your end-users without the need to write a single line of code.
In addition to basic text formatting, you can enable live syntax highlighting so that text formatting is applied based on your document content/syntax similar to Visual Studio's code editor.
Extensive Table Support:
The DevExpress WinForms Rich Text Editor fully supports tables - you can nest tables, split and merge table cells, insert and remove rows, and apply borders and shading to individual cells.
End-users have access to a Microsoft Word® style table management UI, thus supporting many of the table management features you expect from a text editor.
Whether its pictures or text boxes, your RTF documents can include any number of floating objects, with full rotation support.
Video: WinForms Rich Edit - Extensive Table Support
Help Topic: Formatting Characters | Help Topic: Formatting Paragraphs | Help Topic: Lists | Help Topic: Styles | Examples: Syntax highlight | Help Topic: Tables | Examples: Table API | Help Topic: Floating Objects
Deliver a Consistent Experience
Editing, Views, Bookmarks and Hyperlinks
Comprehensive Text Editing Options:
Control text formatting via Paste Special ● Easily move text blocks using fully supported drag-and-drop operations
● Built-in UI for Find and Replace operations with regular expression support ● Unlimited Undo and Redo Operations
● Built-in UI for inserting characters and images ● Microsoft Word® style Hidden Text functionality
Document Views and Layout:
Microsoft Word® style predefined document views ● Zooming Documents In and Out ● Built-in UI for dividing a document into sections and specifying different page settings, columns, headers and footers for each particular section
● Quickly set document margins, customize paragraph indents, change size of table columns and rows using editor rulers ● Built-in UI for adding line numbering to document margins.
Built-in Bookmarks and Hyperlinks:
Help users navigate large documents by using bookmarks and link to external resources such as a web page or file on disk via hyperlinks.
Help Topic: Editor Elements | Help Topic: Document Layout | Help Topic: Dialogs | Help Topic: Line Numbering | Help Topic: Hyperlinks and Bookmarks
Check it for Accuracy
Spell Checking, Auto Correction and Localization
To maximize productivity, a WinForms Spell Checking UI is built-in and does not require you to write any code. Two functional modes are available to end-users:
The first option is to enable "Check as You Type" which displays a wavy red line under misspelled words.
The second option is to start a Microsoft Office® inspired spell checking process that enumerates all words and invokes an error correction dialog for those that are misspelled.
The XtraRichEdit™ Suite can automatically process text entered by end users.
The following auto-correction features are available: Automatic Hyperlink Detection, Automatic Correction of Two Initial Capitals, Automatic Correction of Misspelled Words, and Automatic Correction Using Custom Text Expander Functionality (i.e. to quickly insert symbols or any long piece of text, and even images).
All DevExpress .NET products have been designed and developed to simplify the localization process so you can deliver solution that address the unique requirements of your worldwide audience.
Help Topic: Spell Checker | Help Topic: Localization | Help Topic: AutoCorrect | Examples: AutoCorrect features
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