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The RichEditControl control implements the main Rich Edit functionality and is available on the DX.17.2: Rich Text Editor toolbox tab in Visual Studio IDE.

RichEditControl is the "plain" rich editor, without a toolbar or extra panels. In the MS Visual Studio Designer, it looks as shown below.

You can create Ribbon or bar UI for XtraRichEdit, as described in the How to: Create a Simple Word Processor with a Ribbon UI and How to: Create a Simple Word Processor with a Bar UI articles.

A visual control RichEditControl 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 inner RichEdit Document Server is programmatically accessible via the native API. The Document interface exposed via the IRichEditDocumentServer.Document or the RichEditControl.Document property is the main way for a programmer to use API methods and properties. The native API is located in the DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.API.Native namespace.

The RichEditControl displays a document via a set of Views. When a document is loaded, the Document Model is constructed, and is transformed into the Document Layout. The current RichEditControl.ActiveView renders and displays the layout. Therefore, a document exists only in its native RichEdit representation. To get a document or a part of a document in any other format, a corresponding exporter is utilized.

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

For an overview of RichEditControl events, review the Events article.

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