Last Updated: 29 May 2024 13:06 by ADMIN
Created on: 16 Aug 2018 16:49
Type: Feature Request
RTF Text Box
Please consider adding an RTF Text Box control to your report toolbar.   Crystal reports has this ability which we've used on many of our reports.  Currently the only work around for changing the RTF data to something that Telerik Reports will print cleanly, is to create a user defined custom function.
Posted on: 29 May 2024 13:06

Hello Tony,

Thank you for sharing your scenario.

Indeed, the feature would be a great addition to our product.

Did you try to achieve the required layout with a Table item? If there is text formatting for the table columns, you may use HtmlTextBox instead of the default TextBox in the table cells.

The Table will guarantee your data will be aligned in a grid. If the data comes as a single text, you may split it with code and pass it to the Table in a proper DataSource.

The HtmlTextBox doesn't support Table layout, however, it supports Text Formatting - see Supported HTML Tags and CSS Attributes.

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Posted on: 23 May 2024 03:40

We also have a requirement for showing highly formatted text in our reports too.

One scenario is that we have text data that is tabbed, creating 3 columns of related info inside the textbox.  With some of the text also having Bold, Underline, and superscript.

Our legacy system uses FastReport to do this via a RichText textbox.

In Telerik Reports the only option to do formatting inside the textbox is to use an HTML textbox - but there are limitations to this.

  • Cannot use html code for tabs (	) - it just sees them as whitespace and collapses them
  • Changing the tab codes to be spaces or emspaces - creates a really badly aligned layout

Attached are images of the FastReport output that we need to create (it is from a customer-facing report), and my best effort creating it in Telerik Reporting.

    An RTF textbox in Telerik, or the ability to use tabs in HTML textbox, would each be positive solutions.

    Milen | Product Manager @DX
    Posted on: 18 Jan 2022 09:33

    Hello Andreas,

    Thank you for your input. The reason we have not invested more into HTML/RTF support is that reports should be mainly data-driven and tables should be generated using our Table item binding it to data. For that reason, among others, it is not in our near-future plans.

    That said, coming from other reporting solutions that support this or just having this HTML/RTF data elsewhere and trying to include it in a report is a valid scenario, and the feature is put to Unplanned state meaning it is approved, but still not scheduled for implementation.

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    Posted on: 14 Jan 2022 09:15


    a complete solution would be a true RichText-Editor as alternative to the exisiting HTML-Editor and a RichText-TextBox as Report-Item. All those requests about the HtmlTextBox and the missing support for html tags could be ignored with this alternative solution for formatted Text with tables and images. Are there any Plans for true .rtf support in editing and reporting?



    Posted on: 11 Jan 2022 13:12


    one use case is that currently there is no way to use existing rtf-data in Telerik Reporting when switching from other report-engines to Telerik. Even if you convert the RTF-Data to HTML, HTML is basically no help because the HTMLTextBox is very limited and not able to output the same visual result, for example <table> and <img> Tags are not supported. 

    This way we end up not being able to provide a consistent solution for custom rich-text formatted data (RTF or HTML) in Telerik.Reporting.

    Is there any other way to save user-created RTF/HTML - formatted Text in a database and reuse it in a Telerik Report, keeping the visual appearance consistent?



    Milen | Product Manager @DX
    Posted on: 14 Sep 2018 15:37
    Hi. Did you tried the HtmlTextBox, which allows formatting text chunks as needed? Please describe the use case in details.