Approved
Last Updated: 11 Dec 2019 08:31 by ADMIN
john
Created on: 09 Nov 2017 10:11
Category: UI for Xamarin
Type: Feature Request
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Add Rich Text Editor component
In Xamarin Forms there is a serious need for a Rich Text Editor control that would allow you to do this such as highlight text, apply fonts, styles etc. I think a tool like this is in great demand among Xamarin developers. Currently there are some Open source controls that have implemented these features however they have not been maintained and cannot be relied on for enterprise solutions
10 comments
ADMIN
Yana
Posted on: 11 Dec 2019 08:31

Hi Drew and Bruce,

Thank you very much for taking the time and describing the use cases where a rich text editor will be needed, I appreciate it.

We will have the provided input in mind when planning such a control.

Regards,
Yana
Progress Telerik

Drew Rhoades
Posted on: 10 Dec 2019 17:11

We have a workforce management solution that includes a basic employee-to-employee messaging feature.  The main website is using a Kendo Editor (JQuery-based) to compose "rich" messages (HTML fragments in the body).  We're adding an employee self-service mobile app now, using Xamarin Forms, that will also include the messaging feature.  So we need to be able to compose and read these same messages.

Right now, the option we're considering is using something like a jQuery Rich Text Editor displayed in a web view, as suggested here:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/54070344/how-to-create-a-rich-text-box-with-or-without-web-view-in-xamarin-forms

https://xamarinhelp.com/xamarin-forms-webview-executing-javascript/

Far from ideal.  We'd certainly rather have a Telerik control to accomplish this.

Bruce
Posted on: 10 Dec 2019 16:46
Yana, a rich text editor is something that is already part of a major in-house application that allows users to display HTML content, images, tables, and advanced formatting. This is the application that's planned for a major rewrite. It's important for our users to continue having that ability.
ADMIN
Yana
Posted on: 10 Dec 2019 16:16

Hello Bruce,

Thank you for sending your input on this.

I am afraid that rich text editor is currently not in our immediate plans, still, we're gathering customers' feedback on such kind of a control. Could you elaborate more on the scenarios whether a rich text editor would be useful? Which features you'd consider as most important?

Regards,
Yana
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Bruce
Posted on: 09 Dec 2019 16:53
This is an odd oversight. As our company also requires the use of this control and buying multiple control suites is out of the question. My preference would be to go with Telerik but this would be out of my hands if there is no RichTextBox control.
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Yana
Posted on: 15 Oct 2019 06:53

Hi Emran,

Thank you for sending your comment.

We're keeping an eye on this item and tracking customers' demand.

Regards,
Yana
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Emran
Posted on: 14 Oct 2019 15:21
Yes, the same like one available from SyncFusion: https://www.syncfusion.com/xamarin-ui-controls/xamarin-richtexteditor
Please give us a rich text editor control like that. Thank you.

 

ADMIN
Stefan
Posted on: 30 Apr 2018 12:55
Thanks for your input Anders. Please make sure to cast a vote for the request using the Like button above.
Skurken
Posted on: 30 Apr 2018 08:42
We would love to have this component!
Atm, we have a project that is on hold until we can find a working htlm/rich text editor :(
ADMIN
Yana
Posted on: 22 Feb 2018 10:55
Hi John,

Thank you for sending this feature request. I've updated its status to "Approved" and if there is demand, we will have it in mind for future releases.