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The JavaScript Rich Text Editor is a feature-rich WYSIWYG HTML editor and WYSIWYG Markdown editor. The Rich Text Editor is widely used to create blogs, forum posts, notes sections, support tickets (incidents), comment sections, messaging applications, and more. The control provides an efficient user interface for a better editing experience with mobile support. It has a variety of tools to edit and format rich content, and it return a valid HTML markup or Markdown (MD) content. It allows users to insert images, links, tables, and lists with modular architectures.

Why choose Syncfusion JavaScript Rich Text Editor?

JavaScript WYSIWYG editor

WYSIWYG editor

The JavaScript Rich Text Editor control can be used as a WYSIWYG HTML editor or a Markdown editor, and it also supports Iframe editing with configurable Iframe characteristics.

JavaScript Rich Text Editor easy interaction

Easy interaction

You can easily format the text and paragraphs by setting the editor’s foreground and background colors, font type, italicization, underlining, strikethrough, and bolding. You can also add ordered (numbered) or unordered (bulleted) custom lists and change the editor’s size.

JavaScript Rich Text Editor flexible editing

Flexible editing

For a better editing experience, the JavaScript Rich Text Editor control offers a variety of tools and choices. So, you can quickly insert images, videos, hyperlinks, and tables; merge table cells; and configure keys.

Preview the HTML code editor in JavaScript

Preview the HTML code

Examine and edit the HTML code directly in the source code and View the preview result (HTML live editor).

Tools in JavaScript Rich Text Editor

Toolbar with rich set of tools

The WYSIWYG Rich Text Editor for JavaScript offers a variety of toolbar options that are fully customizable. The options allow multirow, expanding, quick, and floating toolbars. The tool commands are grouped based on related functionality.

JavaScript Rich Text Editor adaptive UI

Adapts to any resolution

The Rich Text Editor has a highly responsive layout and an optimized design for desktops, touch screens, and smart phones. It works well on all mobile phones that use iOS, Android, or Windows OS.

Third-party integration in JavaScript Rich Text Editor

Integrate with third-party libraries

Easy to integrate third-party libraries like spell checker, code mirror, etc., with the Rich Text Editor to improve the content in the JavaScript HTML text editor.

JavaScript Rich Text Editor globalization

Globalization and localization

Enables users from different locales to use the Rich Text Editor by formatting dates, currency, and numbering to suit preferences.

JavaScript Rich Text Editor Code Example

Easily get started with the JavaScript Rich Text Editor using a few simple lines of HTML and TS code example as demonstrated below. Also explore the JavaScript Rich Text Editor example that shows how to render and configure the Rich Text Editor in JavaScript.

<div class="control-section">
    <div id="defaultRTE">
import { enableRipple } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';
import {RichTextEditor, Toolbar, Link, Image, HtmlEditor
} from '@syncfusion/ej2-richtexteditor';
RichTextEditor.Inject(Toolbar, Link, Image, HtmlEditor);

let defaultRTE: RichTextEditor = new RichTextEditor({
  value: `<p>The Rich Text Editor component is a WYSIWYG ("what you see is what you get") editor that provides the best user experience to create and update the content. Users can format their content using standard toolbar commands.</p>
            <p><b>Key features:</b></p>
                    <p>Provides &lt;IFRAME&gt; and &lt;DIV&gt; modes</p>
                    <p>Capable of handling markdown editing.</p>

HTML editor toolbar

The WYSIWYG HTML editor toolbar provides a variety of commands for editing and formatting the content. Format text, paragraphs, insert images, insert hyperlinks, insert tables, insert lists, etc. The tool commands are grouped together based on related functionality.

JavaScript WYSIWYG HTML editor MultiRow Toolbar

Multi-row toolbar

The HTML5 WYSIWYG editor toolbar commands that overflow are wrapped in the following rows within the toolbar.

JavaScript WYSIWYG HTML editor Expand Toolbar

Expand toolbar

The overflow toolbar commands hidden in the next row become visible when the toolbar is expanded using the expand icon.

JavaScript Rich Text Editor with quick toolbar

Quick toolbar

This toolbar contains frequently used commands related to text, image, tables, and links. It helps access and format the elements (text, image, tables, links) quickly, and also customize them.

JavaScript WYSIWYG HTML editor Floating Toolbar

Floating the toolbar

The HTML5 WYSIWYG editor toolbar does not stick to the top of the editor, but it floats within the editor area when scrolling the current page.

Fully customizable tools in JavaScript Rich Text Editor

Fully customizable

The toolbar of the HTML5 Rich Text Editor control is fully customizable with its buttons. Add or remove buttons and group commands based on category. This helps to design the toolbar based on application needs, like HTML blog editing, HTML email composing, and more.

JavaScript WYSIWYG HTML editor Custom Toolbar

Custom tool

Add your own commands (tools) with actions to the toolbar along with built-in commands in JavaScript Editor WYSIWYG.

JavaScript WYSIWYG inline HTML editor

Inline mode

The JavaScript Rich Text Editor displays an inline HTML editor when the content in an editable area is clicked or selected.

Mention and hashtag

When composing content in the JavaScript Rich Text Editor, users or groups can be tagged or selected from the suggestion list.

JavaScript Rich Text Editor with mention and hashtag

Editing experience

The JavaScript Rich Text Editor control provides a wide range of tools and options for a better editing experience.

Images Insert in JavaScript WYSIWYG editor

Insert images

Insert images in the content from a local path or server path with image captions and then link URLs to the images. Upload images to a server with drag-and-drop or file upload. Additionally, the editor offers options to insert images in BLOB or Base64 formats.

Hyperlinks Insert in WYSIWYG HTML5 editor

Insert or change the hyperlinks with customization options such as display text, tooltip, and link to be opened in a new window.

Insert tables in Markdown Text Editor JS

Insert tables

Insert and edit HTML tables to display grid-like tabular data in JavaScript WYSIWYG Rich Text Editor. Manipulate the table and its elements dynamically (insert/remove rows and columns, resize whole table or rows or columns, and remove a table).

JavaScript Rich Text Editor with table merge and split

Table cell merge and split

Merge two or more row and column cells into a single cell with its contents in JavaScript Editor WYSIWYG. Also, a single cell can be split both horizontally and vertically.

JavaScript Rich Text Editor with insert emoticons

Insert emoticons

The emoji feature offers a seamless method to incorporate emoji into your content. Effortlessly browse and search through an extensive collection of emoji, selecting the perfect ones that resonate with your message. Access the emoji picker by simply pressing the colon (:) key in the JavaScript Rich Text Editor.

JavaScript rich text editor with text alignment tools

Text alignment

Built-in settings are available to justify content or align it to the left, center, or right.

Enter and Shift+Enter key configuration

The JavaScript HTML5 editor allows the tag inserted when pressing the Enter key and Shift + Enter key to be customized. The following tags can be configured:

  • P: When ‘P’ is configured, pressing Enter or Shift+Enter will create a ‘p’ tag.
  • DIV: When ‘DIV’ is configured, pressing Enter or Shift+Enter will create a ‘div’ tag.
  • BR: When ‘BR’ is configured, pressing Enter or Shift+Enter will create a ‘br’ tag.

Formatting text

  • Format the selected content, whole paragraphs, or specific words or characters.
  • Format headings, quotations, code, paragraphs, etc.
  • Bold, italicize, underline, strikethrough, or capitalize letters and words.
  • Change paragraph indentation and spacing.
  • Select fonts and its size value.
  • Use subscripts and superscripts.
  • Select font color and the background color for the content.

JavaScript Rich Text Editor formatting text

JavaScript WYSIWYG HTML editor List

Adding lists

Create ordered (numbered) or unordered (bulleted) lists to organize content.

Custom lists

The JavaScript Rich Text Editor with rich UI provides support to change the bullet appearance for the unordered lists to circles or squares. It also supports different numbering formats for ordered lists such as lowercase Greek or uppercase Roman.

JavaScript WYSIWYG HTML editor Custom List

JavaScript WYSIWYG HTML editor FullScreen

Full screen text editor

Make the JavaScript HTML5 editor full screen (a full-page editor) for editing the content.

Paste from Microsoft Word and Excel

The JavaScript Markdown Editor offers built-in options to paste content with images to the editor from Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Excel by filtering out tags, attributes, and styles. Additionally, there are options to choose whether the content should be pasted as plain text, cleaned styles, or source-formatting styles.

JavaScript Markdown editor with format on pasting

Format painter

Use the format painter to effortlessly copy formatting and apply it to your content, eliminating the need for manual reformatting and saving you valuable time. Access the format painter through the toolbar or convenient keyboard shortcuts for quick and easy application. Take advantage of the sticky mode by double-clicking the toolbar button, which allows you to apply formats to multiple locations seamlessly.

JavaScript Rich Text Editor with format painter

Auto hyperlink of URL in JavaScript WYSIWYG editor

Auto-hyperlinking of URL

The JavaScript Rich Text Editor is configured to turn text into a hyperlink automatically when a URL is typed as a plain text.

JavaScript form validations

The JavaScript Rich Text Editor is a form control that seamlessly supports HTML forms and obtains values on form submission actions. The two types of validation are:

  • Required validation
  • Maximum length validation

JavaScript WYSIWYG HTML editor Validation

JavaScript WYSIWYG HTML editor Maximum length

Limit content length

Restrict the content’s maximum number of characters.

Resizable editor

The JavaScript Rich Text Editor has built-in resizable support that helps widen or shrink the content area.

JavaScript WYSIWYG HTML editor Resize

JavaScript WYSIWYG HTML editor File Manager

Insert an image through file manager

The integrated file manager within the Rich Text Editor can insert and upload images from cloud storage or a server.

TextEditor in JS with clipboard operations

Cut, copy, and paste

The Text Editor in JS typically allows users to use clipboard operations (cut, copy, and paste).

TextEditor in JavaScript with undo redo actions

Undo redo manager

The Text Editor in JS manages the undo/redo action history to store editing actions, and also to customize the undo steps.

JavaScript rich text editor with print support

Print the WYSIWYG Rich Text Editor content either by using the print option from the toolbar or programmatically with applied format style.

Responsive JavaScript text editor

Touch-friendly and responsive WYSIWYG editor

The JavaScript Text Editor (mobile HTML editor) recognizes touch gestures, allowing the user to swipe left or right to move the toolbar. The responsive, mobile friendly design provides the best user experience on all mobile, tablet, and desktop form factors.

JavaScript Rich Text Editor supported themes

Built-in and customizable themes

JavaScript Rich Text Editor is shipped with several built-in themes such as Tailwind CSS, Bootstrap 5, Bootstrap 4, Bootstrap, Material, Fabric, Fluent, and high contrast.

JavaScript Rich Text Editor APIs

Developer-friendly APIs

There are sufficient client-side APIs available to optimize content editing.

HTML editor accessibility

Keyboard navigation in JavaScript Rich Text Editor

Keyboard navigation

The JavaScript Rich Text Editor component ensures that every cell is accessible using the keyboard. Major features like sort, select, and edit can be performed using keyboard commands alone; no mouse interaction is required. This helps in creating highly accessible applications using this component.

Accessibility and screen reader support in JavaScript Rich Text Editor

Screen reader

The JavaScript Rich Text Editor view has complete WAI-ARIA accessibility support. The Rich Text Editor UI includes high-contrast visual elements that help visually impaired people to have the best viewing experience. Also, valid UI descriptions are easily accessible through assistive technologies such as screen readers.

Show right-to-left in JavaScript rich text editor

Right to Left (RTL)

The HTML5/JavaScript Rich Text Editor supports right-to-left rendering, allowing the text direction and layout of the text editor to be displayed from right to left. This improves the user experience and accessibility for RTL languages such as Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew, etc.

Other supported frameworks

Rich Text Editor control is also available in Blazor, React, Angular, and Vue frameworks. Check out the different Rich Text Editor platforms from the links below:

Supported browsers

The JavaScript Rich Text Editor works well with all modern web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, and Opera.

Supported browsers of JavaScript Rich Text Editor


Frequently Asked Questions

The Syncfusion JS Markdown Editor supports the following features:

  • Edit WYSIWYG HTML and Markdown content with a rich set of tools for modern web and mobile applications.
  • Easily incorporate the editor into blog editors, messages, HTML email composers, and discussion forum-like applications.
  • Make a floating toolbar or inline editor that allows you to select any editable element on the page and edit in place.
  • One of the best JavaScript Rich Text Editor in the market that offers feature-rich UI to interact with the software.
  • Simple configuration and API.
  • Supports all modern browsers.
  • Mobile-touch friendly and responsive.
  • Expansive learning resources such as demos and documentation to learn quickly and get started with JavaScript Rich Text Editor.

You can find our JavaScript Rich Text Editor demo, which demonstrates how to render and configure the Rich Text Editor.

No, this is a commercial product and requires a paid license. However, a free community license is also available for companies and individuals whose organizations have less than $1 million USD in annual gross revenue, 5 or fewer developers, and 10 or fewer total employees.

A good place to start would be our comprehensive getting started documentation.

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