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ASPxRichEdit Control

The ASPxRichEdit control implements the main Rich Edit functionality and is available on the DX.18.2: Common Controls toolbox tab in Visual Studio IDE.

ASPxRichEdit is a rich editor with an embedded ribbon UI. In the MS Visual Studio Designer, it looks just as the image below illustrates.

The ASPxRichEdit can use either a built-in ribbon or an external ASPxRibbon control as a toolbar. A ribbon can be automatically populated with the default ribbon tabs. Or you can manually customize the ribbon based on your application needs.

A visual control ASPxRichEdit and its non-visual counterpart, the RichEditDocumentServer, are the main entities that implement the Rich Editor functionality. They are built upon the same core object, the inner RichEdit Document Server, so you are free to choose one that suits your application needs.

The functionality of the RichEditDocumentServer (see Word Processing Document API) is accessible programmatically using native API (see Word Processing Document API). The Document interface that is exposed using the IRichEditDocumentServer.Document property is the main way for a programmer to use API methods and properties.


When a document is loaded, the Document Model is constructed and transformed into the Document Layout. The RichEdit renders and displays the layout. Therefore, a document exists only in its native RichEdit representation.

For more information on the document structure and on the interaction between a model and a layout, refer to the Document Structure article.

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