Word-inspired Rich Text Editor

Address your word processing needs today.

The DevExpress WinForms Rich Text Editor allows you to create high-impact document processing solutions that emulate the look, feel, and capabilities of Microsoft Word.® It supports nearly all Microsoft Word document formats including:

  • TXT, RTF
  • OpenDocument
  • WordML
  • XML
WinForms Rich Text Editor | DevExpress

Preview. Print. Convert to PDF

From your screen to the printed page.

Turn your document into a printed report/file with a simple method call or use our WinForms RTF Editor's Print Dialog. Built-in dialogs allow you to customize page margins, document orientation, paper size, and relevant page settings.

And of course, our WinForms Rich Text Editor can also convert documents to PDF and image formats including PNG, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, EMF, WMF, and GIF.

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Print and Export to PDF - WinForms Rich Text Editor | DevExpress

Text Editing & Formatting

Incorporate advanced text editing into your app.

Deliver a user experience your end-users already know and love. Our WinForms Rich Text (RTF) Editor includes over 20 built-in dialogs along with must-have text editing and formatting options.

  • Character & Paragraph Formatting
  • Document Styles
  • HTML Tag Support
  • Right-to-Left (RTL) Support
  • Bullets & Numbering
  • Paste Special
  • Find & Replace
  • Undo / Redo
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

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Text Editing and Document Formatting - WinForms Rich Text Editor | DevExpress

Mail Merge & Dynamic Content

Create multiple documents simultaneously.

Mail Merge can address a variety of usage scenarios within an enterprise - from automated form letter generation to the printing of product catalogs and everything in between. As you would expect, our mail merge engine allows you to bind the WinForms Rich Text Editor to any external data source and preview content generated via merge operations within a given document template. Integrated mail merge tools include:

  • Mail Merge Ribbon UI
  • Preview Merged Data
  • Merge to a New Document

You can also add fields (dynamic elements) to your document. Fields are placeholders that store and display data from a data source. The DevExpress WinForms Rich Text Editor automatically updates fields when the document is saved, printed, or when a mail merge operation is executed.

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Mail Merge - WinForms Rich Text Editor | DevExpress

Tables & Formatting Controls

Word-inspired formatting options are built-in.

Our WinForms RTF control ships with numerous table-related features - capabilities you and your users have come to expect from word processors such as Microsoft Word. Your end-users will have access to a comprehensive table management interface. With our table management UI, users can add tables, split and merge table cells, insert and remove rows, apply borders and shading to individual cells.

The DevExpress Rich Text Editor also supports the following:

  • Links
  • Bookmarks
  • Header & Footer
  • Page Numbers
  • Floating Objects
  • Pictures & Shapes
  • Text Inputs & Checkboxes
  • Symbols

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Tables - WinForms Rich Text Editor | DevExpress

Document Navigation

Navigate and explore documents with ease.

Bookmarks and Links
Bookmarks and links allow you to quickly navigate to a specific spot within a document (instead of scrolling through multiple paragraphs or pages within a long or complex document).

Auto Generated TOC
Adding a table of contents or a table of figures to your document is painless if you have applied the appropriate formatting to your documents. Once formatting is applied, you can insert or update a table of contents with a few mouse clicks.

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Document Navigation - WinForms Rich Text Editor | DevExpress

WinForms Themes and Application Skins

Over 50 Custom Themes Designed to Amaze

You can specify a theme when you ship your app or allow end-user to modify the look and feel of your WinForms application on the fly. And yes, you can even customize our pre-built application skins/themes with the free DevExpress WinForms Skin‑Theme Editor. The following are a few of the skins/themes included in our distribution.

Basic Vector Skin - Pine Light Palette | DevExpress

Basic Vector

Pine Light Palette

Office 2019 Colorful Skin - Default Palette | DevExpress

Office 2019 Colorful

Default Palette

WXI - Calmness Palette | DevExpress


Calmness Palette

Office 2019 Black Skin - Forest Palette | DevExpress

Office 2019 Black

Forest Palette

UI Customization & Page Layout

Easy-to-use and highly customizable interface.

Our WinForms Rich Text Editor includes dozens of page layout options. These options allow you to arrange your document in a manner that best suits your business needs.

You can set margins, specify page orientation and size, split content into sections, add line breaks, display line numbers, set paragraph indentation and lines, activate word hyphenation, and create newsletter columns (multi-column layout).

Additional UI/UX options include:

  • Ribbon UI inspired by MS Office
  • Standard Toolbar UI
  • Print Layout / Simple / Draft Views
  • Rulers (horizontal and vertical)
  • Footnotes and Endnotes
  • Zoom & Scroll

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UI Customization and Page Layout - WinForms Rich Text Editor | DevExpress

Protection & Security

Protect your work. Prevent unauthorized access.

Password-protect your documents and prevent unauthorized use. If you apply document protection on the RTF control's Review tab, you can mark a document as read only (you can optionally allow users to add comments to a protected document).

In addition, document protection allows you to restrict editing to specific portions of a given document (you can control what an end-user can and cannot edit).

You can also encrypt your documents with a password and/or configure the actions available to users. Unavailable operations will be hidden from corresponding context menus and disabled within the control’s Ribbon UI.

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Protection and Security - WinForms Rich Text Editor | DevExpress

Spell Check. Review. Comment

Fix Errors and collaborate with ease.

Our WinForms Rich Text Editor supports on-demand spell checking and includes type-as-you-go error detection. Microsoft Word-inspired dialogs allow users to specify spelling options such as ignore uppercase/ignore mixed case words.

AutoCorrect offers automatic data validation and corrects misspelled words automatically as you type, changes abbreviations to full text, or replaces short codes with longer phrases.

Track Changes support allows you to retain a history of edits made to a document. With this feature, you and your users can obtain, accept or reject changes made to a document. Documents - along with their revisions - can be printed and exported to PDF.

And yes, our Rich Text Editor supports comments. Users can insert, modify, and delete comments.

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Spell Checking and Document Review - WinForms Rich Text Editor | DevExpress

Best in Class Tools

DevExpress is honored to have been voted best in class 20 times in this year's Visual Studio Magazine Reader's Choice Awards.

Experience the DevExpress difference and see why your peers consistently vote our products #1. With our Universal Subscription, you will build your best, see complex software with greater clarity, increase your productivity and create stunning applications for Windows, Web and your Mobile world.


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Additional Info

WinForms UI Templates (EAP)

Jump start the form development process via polished and ready-to-use 'templates'. The motivation behind our WinForms UI Templates is to create ready-to-use UI solutions for real-life line-of-business (LOB) apps and eliminate the need for routine UI customizations. Read about UI Templates

Touch Enabled User Experience

Deliver elegant, touch-enabled WinForms applications using the platform you know and love. The WinForms Subscription helps you leverage your current investments and address customer needs via a comprehensive range of WinForms controls that support touch on both Windows 7 and Windows 10.

Sec 508 and Accessibility

The DevExpress WinForms Subscription makes it easy to create WinForms applications that meet government regulations regarding accessibility. Sec 508 and Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 support is available for key DevExpress WinForms controls. Download VPAT

Straightforward Localization

All DevExpress WinForms controls can be localized using satellite resource assemblies. DevExpress delivers satellite assemblies for a large variety of languages and cultures. To help you get started, resource files for four cultures are included in our installation: German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. If you need to modify our shipping resources or create satellite assemblies for a different language, simply use our Online Localization Service, a free tool for our active WinForms subscribers. Online Localization Service

Testing Support

The DevExpress Universal Subscription includes built-in support for Microsoft's CodedUI. Unlike many vendors claiming support for Coded UI through the simple use of MSAA, DevExpress controls go the extra mile to make certain that individual controls fully comply with Microsoft's testing framework. We don't simply support Coded UI; we support it to the maximum extent possible. Note: CodedUI support requires purchase of the DevExpress Universal Subscription. Learn more about Coded UI

MVVM Framework

The DevExpress MVVM Framework ships with features that are absent in WinForms, but essential to MVVM development. These missing features include bindings, commands, UI triggers, behaviors etc. Our Framework includes all of these along with a straightforward API to make WinForms app development more efficient. Learn more about MVVM Framework

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190+ WinForms Controls

Our WinForms Subscription includes over 190 UI controls and libraries along with 60+ individual chart types. Here are some of the products included in this subscription:


Supported IDEs

Review the list of development tools and frameworks supported by our products. We strongly recommend that you always download and use the most recent versions. If the latest version does not support the IDE or framework that you're using, please write to us at support@devexpress.com and request an evaluation version that suits your requirements.

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Supported Frameworks
.NET 6 / .NET 7
.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET 5 / .NET 6
.NET Core 3.0+
.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Framework 4.0+
.NET Framework 4.5
.NET Framework 4.0
.NET Framework 3.5
Supported IDE
Visual Studio 2022
Visual Studio 2019
Visual Studio 2017
Visual Studio 2015
Visual Studio 2022
Visual Studio 2019
Visual Studio 2017
Visual Studio 2015
Visual Studio 2013
Visual Studio 2012
Visual Studio 2019
Visual Studio 2017
Visual Studio 2015
Visual Studio 2013
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