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  • Rick Mason 34 posts 163 karma points
    Dec 18, 2017 @ 12:17
    Rick Mason

    TinyMCE as an Umbraco Forms setting editor

    Umbraco Forms lets you inherit from Umbraco.Forms.Core.FieldType to create a custom field type, and you can add [Setting] attributes for custom settings.

    I've been experimenting with changing the editor for a setting, trying to get TinyMCE working so that form designers can enter formatted text without knowing HTML.

    I can get TinyMCE displaying and loading the existing value, but it doesn't save. I can get the scope, the model, the field or the controller but I don't know Angular well enough to get it working. I think it may need ngModel.$setViewValue() but I don't know how to get ngModel.

    public class ExperimentalField : FieldType
        public ExperimentalField()
            Id = new Guid("8cbb19d4-43ea-4a61-bd19-579853279d60");
            Name = "Experimental field";
            DataType = FieldDataType.LongString;
            FieldTypeViewName = "FieldType.Experimental.cshtml";
            Icon = "icon-autofill";
            HideLabel = true;
            SupportsPrevalues = false;
            SupportsRegex = false;
        [Setting("HTML string setting", view ="experimental")]
        public IHtmlString HTML { get; set; }

    And /App_Plugins/UmbracoForms/Backoffice/Common/SettingTypes/experimental.html:

    <script type="text/javascript" src="/Umbraco_Client/Tinymce3/tiny_mce.js"></script>
    <textarea name="textarea" ng-model="setting.value" rows="4" class="myTextEditor"></textarea>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        mode: "specific_textareas",
        editor_selector: "myTextEditor",
        theme: "simple",
        init_instance_callback: function (editor) {
            editor.onChange.add(function (ed, l) {
                console.debug('Editor contents was modified. Contents: ' + l.content);
                var scope = angular.element(".content-type-editor-dialog").scope();
                var controller = angular.element(".content-type-editor-dialog").controller();
                var model = scope.model;
                var field = scope.model.field;
                // ngModel.$setViewValue(l.content);
                if (!scope.$$phase) {

    Some of the settings editors use their own controller, but when I tried creating a controller by referencing an external script from the experimental.html file, it couldn't find the controller to run it.

    Can any Angular experts get this working?

  • Rick Mason 34 posts 163 karma points
    Feb 14, 2018 @ 11:58
    Rick Mason

    For the record, Lars-Erik Aabech had already done it. Thank you Lars!

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