Last Updated: 21 May 2020 16:42 by ADMIN
Release R2 2020
Telerik Admin
Created on: 05 Sep 2013 13:31
Category: RichTextBox
Type: Feature Request
RichTextBox: Implement support for content controls
Implement support for content controls (a.k.a. Structured document tags), which will allow inserting editing controls in the document:

- Rich Text
- Plain Text
- Check Box
- Combo Box
- Drop-down list
- Date picker

Do not confuse this feature with form fields support (see ).
Ivan Ivanov
Posted on: 21 May 2020 16:42


During R2 we focused mainly on UI related features. The main highlights being rendering content controls in boxes mode; adding UI commands + RadDocumentEditor/RadRichTextBox API for adding new content controls; modifying existing content controls properties at run-time. Also, we are planning to ship some minor features and fixes with the upcoming service pack.

You can find a dedicated example for content controls in our demos show case app. You can find it here > RichTextBox > ContentControls. The features accessible through UI could be find under the Developer tab in the ribbon. You can also check the documentation for some help in the navigation around the new API.

Indeed, this is quite an extensive topic, which intertwines with many other aspects, so there are options for expanding the feature set further. Thus please do not hesitate to ping us if you feel like something important is missing.

Ivan Ivanov
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Posted on: 19 May 2020 17:53

Hi, we need it too. It would be nice to fix it quickly.


Thanks a lot!

Posted on: 14 May 2020 19:21
This is still not working in R2 2020. What was done here in order to mark this as completed? Not working in the WPF downloadable demos either.
Posted on: 22 Jan 2020 09:19

Hi Paul,

The item status was set to completed by mistake. At this point, we only support import/export and you will see the current value. The UI is still not implemented. Detailed information is available here:

We are working on this and the UI will be available in one of the next releases. 

Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Posted on: 21 Jan 2020 17:07
What exactly did you do? Nothing here is supported, even in the R1 2020 demos.
Posted on: 30 Apr 2018 13:49
Thanks for sharing, Nebojsa.
Posted on: 28 Oct 2017 05:29
We need this feature, too, as soon as possible.
Posted on: 08 Jun 2017 16:00
Hi Peter,

Thank you for your feedback. Please, submit your vote for the implementation of this functionality by clicking the Like button of the current item.

Posted on: 03 Jun 2017 19:55
Telerik support for rich text structured content controls is very important to our development process. Please implement ASAP.
Posted on: 16 Jan 2017 11:43
Hi Alex, 

indeed the implementation of this feature requires a lot of resources. Make sure to use the Like button on the top to cast a vote for this request, as these help us better prioritize our efforts.

Thank you.
Posted on: 10 Jan 2017 10:22
The RadRichTextBox is the component I need, the only feature which is missing, is the insertion of floating content. I try to do it myself but it's very hard !
Posted on: 17 Sep 2016 11:57
Thank you guys for all the input.

Please make sure you use the Like button on the right to cast your vote and feel free to share precisely what you need as controls and what are your use cases, so we can make sure we take them under consideration once we get to this request.
Posted on: 14 Sep 2016 13:14

for companies in the Netherlands that create Giro's (Acceptgiro's in Dutch) this would be great.

Posted on: 19 Apr 2016 13:19
We need this feature as soon as possible too!!! 
Telerik RadRichTextBox seems to be the right tool for us and we would like to replace our current text editor control (TxTextControl) with the Telerik RadRichTextBox, but we use MS word textboxes in our templates for different aspects. So it's a pitty and a show stopper for us that this feature is missing! Please can you discuss this with your decission makers, to come up this feature as soon as possible.
Posted on: 01 Dec 2015 13:23
Please support Word ContentControl, this feature is asked by a lot of people.

Thanks !
Posted on: 21 May 2015 22:30
We need this feature as well. Now it is not possible to load document with control embedded in it.
Posted on: 03 Apr 2015 15:07
We need this feature as soon as possible too. Please add it to your backlog. Thanks.
Posted on: 27 Feb 2015 06:01
For document generation system, content controls are very needed feature to easily create templates and also it will useful while replacing actual data using xml file using XPathNavigation.
Posted on: 05 Jan 2015 18:53
This would be wonderful. TextBox, CheckBox, RadioButton, etc. I use the WPF RadRichTextBox control to allow users to create documents. They then view these documents (in HTML format) inside an MVC application complete with mail merge options. The web server then saves these documents to PDF and makes it available for download. I have quite a few users asking for interactive controls in their HTML.