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The feature-rich WPF RichTextBox control, a.k.a. WYSIWYG rich text editor, allows users to create, view, edit, format, and print rich text and Word documents like in Microsoft Word. Also, lets you add Microsoft Word-like document authoring, editing, and formatting in your WPF applications using a familiar ribbon interface for your end users.

WPF RichTextBox showcased as Word document editor.

High performance

Load rich text content instantly in WPF RichTextBox.

Instant loading

Load large amounts of content instantly.

Edit rich text content faster in WPF RichTextBox.

Fast editing

Edit and format content without any lag.

WPF RichTextBox virtualizes UI for high performance.


The virtualized page-rendering approach renders pages on demand and helps reduce initial load time and memory consumption when working with large documents.

Print or export rich text content quicker in WPF RichTextBox.

Print and export operations have been optimized for performance.

Edit Word documents

There is built-in support for working with Microsoft Word documents (.DOC and .DOCX). You can seamlessly import, edit, and save back to Microsoft Word format. You can also read and write password-protected Word documents.

Edit Word documents using WPF RichTextBox.

Rich selection of document elements

A rich selection of document elements, including text, hyperlinks, images, tables, headers, footers, and comments, is available.

Image in WPF RichTextBox.


Easily insert images into the editor and resize them.

Table in WPF RichTextBox.


Create complex tables with rich formatting. Table columns are automatically resized or stretched across the page depending on their contents.

Bullets and numbering in WPF RichTextBox.

Bullets and numbering

Create and manipulate single-level and multilevel lists similar to Microsoft Word.

Hyperlink in WPF RichTextBox.

Insert and edit hyperlinks.

Comment in WPF RichTextBox.


Review existing comments and insert new ones.

Rich formatting options

The RichTextBox control for WPF provides support for all the common text formatting options supported by Microsoft Word, such as bold, italic, underline, subscript, superscript, text color, highlight color, font, paragraph alignment, and indentation.

Rich formatting options of WPF RichTextBox.

Seamless editing experience

Enjoy a smooth and responsive editing experience for mouse, touch, and keyboard interfaces. It is also possible to customize the default editing functionalities.

Find and replace text using WPF RichTextBox.

Find and replace

The search and replace options are similar to those in Microsoft Word.

Spell checker of WPF RichTextBox.

Spell checker

The spell checker options are similar to those in Microsoft Word.

Cut, copy, and paste rich text in WPF RichTextBox.


Cut, copy, and paste formatted content within the same document or to an external application.

Undo and redo in WPF RichTextBox.

Undo, redo

Perform multiple levels of undo and redo operations.

Import and export in WPF RichTextBox.

Import and export files

View and edit HTML, XAML, RTF, and plain text files.

Intuitive selection in WPF RichTextBox.


Flexible selection options improve the editing experience.

Drag and drop rich text in WPF RichTextBox.

Drag and drop

Drag and drop formatted content within the same document or to an external application.

Simple RichTextBox

Create a simple RichTextBox by completely customizing the editor options and exposing only a subset of the available options.

Simple RichTextBox.

Rich user interaction

Touch-friendly RichTextBox control for WPF.


Utilize touch-based content selection, editing, zooming, and panning.

Scroll and zoom interactively in WPF RichTextBox.

Scrolling and zooming

Interactively zoom page contents through mouse, touch, and keyboard input.

Microsoft Word-inspired ribbon interface for WPF RichTextBox.

Ribbon interface

The ribbon interface provides an editing experience similar to that in Microsoft Word.

Menus and dialogs in WPF RichTextBox.

Context menus, mini-toolbars, and dialogs enhance the editing experience.

View types of WPF RichTextBox.

Multiple views

RichTextBox provides three types of views: page-by-page, continuous (single page view), and block.


Allows entering text in various languages using the built-in input method editor and right-to-left support.


Print the entire Word document or a specific page interactively.

Print document using WPF RichTextBox.


Easily bind the contents of the control using the MVVM pattern.

WPF RichTextBox MVVM.


All static text in the control can be localized to any desired language.

Localize all static text of WPF RichTextBox.

Visual appearance

Several built-in skins are available, including Metro, Office, and Visual Studio.


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