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The WPF RichTextBox control, a WYSIWYG rich text editor, provides all the common word-processing features including editing text, formatting contents, resizing images and tables, finding and replacing text, spell checking, adding comments, printing, and importing and exporting Word documents. It helps you add a comprehensive word processor to your WPF applications that offers a familiar, Microsoft Word-like ribbon interface to your end users.

WPF RichTextBox with Word Document Editor

High performance

The WPF RichTextBox control was designed and optimized for high performance in every aspect.

WPF RichTextBox with Instant Loading

Instant loading

Load documents with hundreds of pages instantly.

Fast Editing in WPF RichTextBox

Fast editing

Edit and format content without any lag. Users can test their typing speed.

Virtualization in WPF RichTextBox


Render pages on demand. As a result, large documents are loaded faster with minimal memory consumption.

WPF RichTextBox Virtualization documentation

Compatible with Microsoft Word file formats

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

Import and Export in WPF RichTextBox

Microsoft Word-like ribbon control

The WPF RichTextBox control (WYSIWYG rich text editor) comes with its own fully featured ribbon control. You can save a lot of time by simply adding this control. However, you are free to create your own customized ribbon, as well.

WPF RichTextBox with Ribbon


Print an entire document or a specific page interactively. While printing, the user can also choose page orientation, size, etc.

Printing in WPF RichTextBox

User-friendly interactions

Enjoy a smooth and user-friendly experience for mouse, touch, and keyboard interfaces.

Selection in WPF RichTextBox


Make selections with flexibility using mouse, touch, or Microsoft Word-like keyboard shortcuts.

WPF RichTextBox Selection documentation

Scrolling in WPF RichTextBox


Rapidly scroll among the document pages.

Zooming in WPF RichTextBox


Interactively zoom in and out the page contents. Users can easily change the view to fit a page, multiple pages, or page width.

Seamless editing

The WPF RichTextBox provides a seamless editing experience and offers intuitive, and touch-friendly UI options like context menus, a mini toolbar, dialogs, a navigation pane, and a reviewing pane.

Clipboard 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.

Dialog in WPF RichTextBox


Dialogs help insert document elements and advanced formatting options with ease.

Find and Replace in WPF RichTextBox

Find and replace

The Microsoft Word-inspired navigation pane provides intuitive UI options to search text, navigate through search results, and modify them with other text.

SpellChecker in WPF RichTextBox

Spell checker

Spell checks as you type and flags misspelled words with a red wavy underline. The built-in review pane allows you to interactively correct spelling mistakes.

Menu and Mini Toolbar in WPF RichTextBox

Perform common editing actions. The list of actions is updated automatically based on the selection context.

Drag and Drop in WPF RichTextBox

Drag and drop

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

Image Resizing in WPF RichTextBox

Image resizing

WPF RichTextBox provides an awesome user experience to interactively resize an image using the mouse or touch.

Table Resizing in WPF RichTextBox

Table resizing

Adjust row height or column width interactively.

Automatic Suggestion in WPF RichTextBox


Show suggestions automatically on typing, similar to Outlook’s editor pop-up email list. This feature also allows customizing suggestion settings like the prefix symbol (@), search logic, and content inserted to the editor.

Rich document object model

The rich document object model of the WPF RichTextBox control supports text, hyperlinks, images, tables, comments, headers, and footers.

Text in WPF RichTextBox


Users can create or edit documents with text seamlessly.

Image in WPF RichTextBox


Easily browse for an image file or online image URL and insert it in-line with text. Common raster image formats, like PNG, BMP, JPEG, and GIF, are supported.

Table in WPF RichTextBox


Create simple or complex nested tables using built-in dialog. Users can add or remove rows and columns, define header rows, merge cells, or resize cells depending on their contents.

Hyperlink in WPF RichTextBox

Link text for quick access to webpages, files, emails, bookmarks, etc. Users can insert many links through a built-in dialog and the Microsoft Word-inspired automatic conversion of text to links. Moreover, navigation can be customized to open the target from other applications.

Comment in WPF RichTextBox


Markup your documents with Microsoft Word-like comments.

Rich formatting options

The WPF RichTextBox control includes all the commonly used document formatting options.

Text formatting

Format text using bold, italics, underline, font family, size, color, highlight, subscript, superscript, etc.

Paragraph formatting

Format paragraphs with indentation, alignment, and spacing.

Bullets and numbering

Organize items or create an outline of the document with bullets and numbering. Both single and multilevel lists can be added.

Table formatting

Format a table with indent, alignment, cell margins and spacing, borders, shadings, row height, break row across pages, etc.

Page settings

Design the structure and layout of document pages in each section by customizing size, margins, header distance, footer distance, etc.

HTML support

Users can seamlessly import, edit, and save documents to HTML format.

WPF RichTextBox with HTML Text


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

MVVM in WPF RichTextBox


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

Localization in WPF RichTextBox

WPF RichTextBox code example

Easily get started with the WPF RichTextBox using a few simple lines of XAML or C# code example as demonstrated below. Also explore the WPF RichTextBox example that shows how to render and configure the RichTextBox in WPF.

<Syncfusion:RibbonWindow x:Class="DocumentEditor.MainWindow"
        Title="MainWindow" Height="350" Width="525" Syncfusion:SkinStorage.VisualStyle="Office2013">
    <Grid x:Name="Root">
            <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
            <RowDefinition Height="*"/>
        <Syncfusion:SfRichTextRibbon x:Name="richTextRibbon" SnapsToDevicePixels="True" DataContext="{Binding ElementName=richTextBoxAdv}"/>
        <Syncfusion:SfRichTextBoxAdv x:Name="richTextBoxAdv" Grid.Row="1" LayoutType="Pages" AcceptsTab="True" AllowDrop="True">
using Syncfusion.Windows.Controls.RichTextBoxAdv;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Media;
namespace RichTextEditor
    /// <summary>
    /// Interaction logic for MainWindow.xaml
    /// </summary>
    public partial class DocumentEditorDemo : RibbonWindow
    public DocumentEditorDemo()
        richTextBoxAdv.RequestNavigate += RichTextBoxAdv_RequestNavigate;
    /// <summary>
    /// Handles the RequestNavigate event of the richTextBoxAdv control.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="obj">The source of the event.</param>
    /// <param name="args">The <see cref="Syncfusion.Windows.Controls.RichTextBoxAdv.RequestNavigateEventArgs"/> instance containing the event data.</param>
    void RichTextBoxAdv_RequestNavigate(object obj, Syncfusion.Windows.Controls.RichTextBoxAdv.RequestNavigateEventArgs args)
        if (args.Hyperlink.LinkType == Syncfusion.Windows.Controls.RichTextBoxAdv.HyperlinkType.Webpage || args.Hyperlink.LinkType == Syncfusion.Windows.Controls.RichTextBoxAdv.HyperlinkType.Email)
            LaunchUri(new Uri(args.Hyperlink.NavigationLink).AbsoluteUri);
        else if (args.Hyperlink.LinkType == HyperlinkType.File && File.Exists(args.Hyperlink.NavigationLink))
    /// <summary>
    /// Launches the URI.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="uri">The URI.</param>
    private void LaunchUri(string navigationLink)
        System.Diagnostics.Process process = new System.Diagnostics.Process();
        process.StartInfo = new System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo(navigationLink) { UseShellExecute = true };
        process. Start();


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Experience seamless and Microsoft Word like WYSIWYG editing capabilities.
  • Compatible with Microsoft Word file formats (DOC and DOCX) and other formats such as RTF and HTML.
  • Offers highly intuitive user interfaces.
  • One of the best WPF RichTextBox in the market that offers a feature-rich UI to interact with the software.
  • Designed and optimized for high performance.
  • Simple configuration and API.
  • Extensive resources such as demos and documentation to learn quickly and get started with WPF RichTextBox.

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.

You can find our WPF RichTextBox demo on

GitHub location.

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Microsoft location.

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

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