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    Rich Text Editor

    Alias: Umbraco.TinyMCE

    Returns: HTML

    The Rich Text Editor (RTE) is based on tinymce and is highly configurable. Depdending on the configuration, it will give your content editors more flexibility when working with content that should be more than only plain text.

    Configuration options

    Customize everything from toolbar options to editor size to where pasted images are saved.

    RTE Styles

    Use CSS to define specific editor styles and add them to the RTE.

    Data Type Definition Example

    Rich Text Editor - Data Type

    Content Example

    Rich Text Editor - Content

    MVC View Example

    Without Modelsbuilder

        if (Model.HasValue("richText")){

    With Modelsbuilder

        if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(Model.RichText.ToString()))

    Add values programmatically

    See the example below to see how a value can be added or changed programmatically. To update a value of a property editor you need the Content Service.

        // Get access to ContentService
        var contentService = Services.ContentService;
        // Create a variable for the GUID of the page you want to update
        var guid = Guid.Parse("32e60db4-1283-4caa-9645-f2153f9888ef");
        // Get the page using the GUID you've defined
        var content = contentService.GetById(guid); // ID of your page
        // Create a variable for the desired value
        var htmlValue = new HtmlString("Add some text <strong>here</strong>");
        // Set the value of the property with alias 'richText'. 
        content.SetValue("richText", htmlValue);
        // Save the change

    Although the use of a GUID is preferable, you can also use the numeric ID to get the page:

        // Get the page using it's id
        var content = contentService.GetById(1234); 

    If Modelsbuilder is enabled you can get the alias of the desired property without using a magic string:

        // Set the value of the property with alias 'richText'
        content.SetValue(Home.GetModelPropertyType(x => x.RichText).Alias, "Add some text <strong>here</strong>");