Reusing Browser Technology - DHTML Editing Control

DescriptionThe DHTML Editing control provides a full-featured WYSIWYG HTML editor as a control that you can add to any application. This particular sample shows the DHTML Editing control hosted in a

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February 18, 2002

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DescriptionThe DHTML Editing control provides a full-featured WYSIWYG HTML editor as a control that you can add to any application. This particular sample shows the DHTML Editing control hosted in a document called fulledit.htm - in other words, it shows a Web page that allows you to edit other Web pages. More DetailsWhen you run the sample, most of the document's client area is taken up by the DHTML Editing control, where you can enter and edit text. You can apply most the control's editing commands using the toolbar, a context menu, and dialog boxes (all implemented in DHTML). The sample shows you how you can activate and inactivate toolbar buttons depending on the current state of the selection or document. To create a new HTML document, just start typing. Save your document with commands from the File menu. Or enter the URL for any document on any Web site into the URL box, and when the document appears, you can edit away. Browser/Platform CompatibilityThis sample requires Internet Explorer 5 on the Win32 platform. The editing control is installed as part of Internet Explorer 5. When you run the sample, you'll be asked whether it's ok to run "Some software (ActiveX controls)." Choose Yes. UsageThe control illustrated by this sample is not marked as safe for scripting. You might need to adjust your browser's security settings to allow you to run this sample. OtherThis sample is one of several that illustrate how you can use the DHTML Editing Component to create WYSIWYG HTML editing in applications. Additional samples show: Alternative ways to use the control in Web pages. Using the control in Visual Basic forms. Using the DHTML Editing Component Doc Object from a C++ application. You can download a self-extracting exe file containing all the samples. The download file contains instructions (in .htm files) that provide details about each sample and instructions on how to run them.

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