Under Review
Last Updated: 17 Jul 2019 07:44 by Simon
Chris Trina
Created on: 16 Apr 2014 11:56
Type: Feature Request
32
Support table and image tags in the htmltextbox
Our clients enter information using the radeditor and in many cases want to embedded tables and graphics into their text.  Using your reporting tool there is no way to print this information.  I know you have suggested using your table and image tools, but that doesn't work when you are dealing with freely formatted text so the existance and location of the tables and images cannot be predicted.
10 comments
Simon
Posted on: 17 Jul 2019 07:44

32 votes.

5 years later.

Still under review.

Sigh.

Ludwig
Posted on: 28 Mar 2019 10:56
need this too
Shane
Posted on: 21 Nov 2017 17:39
This is one of the most popular/liked feedback items (and has been for quite some time), yet it is not listed in your recently published 2018 roadmap (through Q3 2018):

https://www.telerik.com/support/whats-new/reporting/roadmap

Do you plan to address this request?
Mark
Posted on: 09 Nov 2017 09:36
My real requirement is for the handling of images so that is whay I will focus on. In fact, I think this issue should be split into to two separate requirements: images and tables.

In my SSRS reports, I have managed to embed images into Html by utilising a data: urls as below:

<img width="430" height="221" src="data:image/png;base64,R0lGODlh... />

Using this type of image reduces the handling of the image to a simple data extraction exercise and removes the complexities of access to the referenced URL etc. etc. If this was supported then we would at least have a pathway to embedded image support.

In may case, I feel the proposed workaround (web browser and a sampled image) will not work as my images are to be embedded into a multi-page, multi-column letter.

Chris Trina
Posted on: 07 Jun 2017 11:23
The feature that we are requesting is not an unusual feature, your competing reporting tools already do this.  Prior to migrating to Telerik Reports we were using a competing product.  We discovered this limitation midway into our migration and have had to leave several of our reports in our old reporting tool, which does support this feature due to Telerik's lack of support.  If you are serious about offering a full feature supporting tool this is an issue that you need to resolve.
ADMIN
Katia
Posted on: 07 Jun 2017 09:35
Thank you for your comments!

We do understand that tables and images are essential part of the reports. Thus we do provide the PictureBox and the Table item. However, there are some limitations when working with HtmlTextBox, which I will explain here. 
 
Telerik Reporting (TR) is a server solution, which is intended to process and render data, rather than text (be it plain text or richly-formatted text). TR supports several export formats, but they are all geared towards exporting tabular data and charts, rather than richly-formatted text. It is not and will not become a word-processing solution. 
   
If TR is to serve all HTML tags and CSS attributes, we will need to develop a HTML engine which to render this HTML before it hits the client. In other words, we will need to develop a fully functional browser engine which to parse this HTML and CSS, then layout the parsed primitives finally render it to one of the supported formats. Developing such functionality is neither easy nor viable (browser engines are developed for years).   
This are the reasons why TR renders a small subset of HTML tags and CSS attributes, support for which have been written by our developers to enable the most common text formatting options.

To input more HTML tags and CSS attributes you can use WebBrowser control and PictureBox item as elaborated in the following KB article: http://www.telerik.com/support/kb/reporting/details/how-to-render-any-html-tags-in-reports
This is a viable option for Telerik Reporting and to facilitate its implementation in your projects we can build it in as out of the box functionality. We have logged this as a new feature request and you can vote for it on this address: https://feedback.telerik.com/Project/162/Feedback/Details/218846-render-any-html-tags-css-attributes-with-webbrowser-control

Thank you for the understanding.
Santiago
Posted on: 19 Dec 2016 19:20
This feature (pretty basic for a any respectable html control) was required two years ago and still remains "under review". Any worthy reporting tool would have given it treatment already.
Victoria
Posted on: 01 Jun 2016 16:12
I'm guessing the RadEditor is the Asp.net equivilant to the RadRichTextEditor in the Winforms UI. 

My request is therefore the same. I would love to be able to utilize in reports the same free text that I can with the RichText tools. My clients too, are asking for images in the html text section of my report.  

Allowing us to embed the existing RichTextEditor in view only mode so we can stream in an external file would allow a huge amount of flexibility in report design.  

Francesca
Posted on: 05 Nov 2015 12:59
Image tag is really important in htmltextbox.
Syed
Posted on: 03 Apr 2015 09:54
That's what I was going to suggest. In this day and age of more and more user customization I think this should have top priority, at least for the table tag but better for both.
There is a mismatch in telerik 'input' and 'output' products - the radEditor is rich in tools  while htmltextbox in Reports is very weak in its support of even simple html tags like <hr> <table> which have been there from early days of html, it is like a sticking plaster approach. 
So what's the use of giving rich tools in radEditor which you can't take output of.
Come on brilliant Telerik team make your customers happy.