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Set cursor to end of text in RichTextEditor

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149970 Dec 16,2019 03:51 PM UTC Dec 17,2019 12:30 PM UTC ASP.NET Core - EJ 2 1
Tags: Rich Text Editor
Brian Rutter
Asked On December 16, 2019 03:51 PM UTC

I have a Rich Text Editor on my page. What is the best way to call a Javascript function to set the focus of the Rich Text Editor, and place the cursor at the end of the text?

Pandiyaraj Muniyandi [Syncfusion]
Replied On December 17, 2019 12:30 PM UTC

Hi Brian, 
Greetings from Syncfusion support. 
We can set focus into RichTextEditor component by calling focusIn() public method with a component instance on the script section as follows 
    document.getElementById('btnFocus').addEventListener('click', function () { 
        var rteObj = document.getElementById('defaultRTE').ej2_instances[0]; // Take component instance 
        rteObj.focusIn(); // Public method to set focus 
By executing following logic on external button click action, we can set a cursor position into the end of the text without calling a focusIn() method. 
    document.getElementById('btnFocus').addEventListener('click', function () { 
        // To find last direct childnode 
        var editEleLastNode = document.querySelector('.e-richtexteditor .e-content').lastChild; 
        // Find the all text node from editor element 
        var textNodes = getTextNodesUnder(document, editEleLastNode); 
        // Last textnode, where we going to set a cursor 
        var lastTextNode = textNodes[textNodes.length - 1]; 
        var selectioncursor = new ej.richtexteditor.NodeSelection(); 
        var range = document.createRange(); 
        // to set the range 
        range.setStart(lastTextNode, 1); 
        // to set the cursor 
        selectioncursor.setRange(document, range); 
    // Find the all text node from given node 
    function getTextNodesUnder(document, node) { 
        var nodes = []; 
        for (node = node.firstChild; node; node = node.nextSibling) { 
            if (node.nodeType === 3) { 
            else { 
                nodes = nodes.concat(getTextNodesUnder(document, node)); 
        return nodes; 
We have prepared sample for your reference, get it from below link 
In the above sample, we have done the following things 
  • On external button click action, we get the last direct child node of the editor element and it passed to getTextNodesUnder() method to find all text node elements.
  • The selection range created with the last text node element
  • Finally, range set and cursor placed at the end of the editor.
If you need any further assistance on this, kindly revert to us. 


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