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FreeTextBox control and Visible property

Hello.

I'm using a FreeTextBox control (http://www.freetextbox.com). The problem is that I start my page with FreeTextBox hidden (Visible=False). At runtime, when I set it's Visible property to True, it appers on a page, but throuws an error saying that FreeTextBox is not installed properly. I'm not sure if this could cause a problem: the container page is in a folder accessible only for authenticated (Forms authentication) users. The version of FreeTextBox I use is 3.0.3.

Any links to other FREE wysiwyg web editors for ASP.NET would be great.

Thanks
Ramuncikas
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raterusCommented:
I'm using this one, it works well, and does have an asp.net control.
http://www.fckeditor.net/

There is this one too, which isn't bad, no asp.net control, but you can easily create one (I did)
http://www.htmlarea.com/
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RamuncikasAuthor Commented:
Raterus,

Two days ago a found FCK editor and it looks very very nice for me. It event has multilingual support and Lithuanian language ready for me. SUPER!

The only problem a face is that I like simple work with VS.NET and I have a suspicion that FCKEditor doesn't have a ASP.NET web control to be used directly in  VS.NET.

I may be wrong so please give me a hint on how to start using it in my VS.NET solution and I'lL be happy to give you question points.

Thanks
Ramuncikas
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RamuncikasAuthor Commented:
Could anyone be more blind then I am :)

*$^&, just a different download :)

Thanks Raterus.

I allways said that stupid head is a burden for a wallet :)
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RamuncikasAuthor Commented:
Raterus,

Please help me from trouble!

I have dowloaded FCKEditor Net 2.1, extracted it, found a dll file.

I copied this dll file into my project's bin directory, added a project reference to it and added a component to a toolbar from the same dll.

But when I start a page having a FCKEditor on it, I get "The page cannot be found" error. Could you please help me installing FCKEditor into my project, because google seems to bad friend giving me aswers to my questions "fckeditor asp.net samples", fckeditor asp.net configuration" and so on.

Detailed instruction or a link to it would be very great.

Thanks
Ramuncikas
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raterusCommented:
the fckeditor (I really hate this name..too close to another word...) also needs the directory "FCKeditor" extracted to your root wwwroot directory.  This has the file "fckeditor.js" and some other files as well, have you done this?
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RamuncikasAuthor Commented:
When I downloaded Net package, there was no such a directory. Samples, Docs and Bin....no fckeditor folder. I new I was missing some of support folders, but I couldnot find it.

Look, I know that right now I'm just waisting your time, but...could you please explain that in detail? Like downoad, extract, copy, set...and so on...

Thanks
Ramuncikas
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raterusCommented:
The asp.net control isn't an all inclusive download, like you may expect.  You still have to download the main package (FCKeditor 2.0 RC3) and install that as well.  I ran into this problem too when I first tried to get it working, I eventually realized that there weren't any images in the asp.net download, so I must be missing something!

http://www.fckeditor.net/download/default.html
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RamuncikasAuthor Commented:
Hey Raterus.

After spending significant amount of time tonight I have adopted FCKeditor to my needs - found what I was missing, configured, even wrote my own image browser. I'm VERY happy and I see that FCKeditor is more advanced and less buggy(to say the truth no bugs found by me yet) that FreeTextBox.

There is one thing I still cannot figure out. Setting called "CustomConfigurationsPath". I see this property accessible as write-only from my aspx's codebehind file. I've tryed setting this property at runtime in the page_load event but no success.

I need to have separate configuration file for each page I use in my solution. Why? Because each page has it's own dedicated folder for images and my own written image browser takes folder name as a parameter.

The only walkaround that  came to my sleepy head was to make a dropdown in the imge browser where user could select desired folder. But it's not the best solution because users who are going to use this solutions have little knowledge in "computer science" and I'm trying to make this solution as simple as possible. So the best way would be to set CustomConfigurationsPath setting at runtime. HOW? I don't know.

If you have any ideas or tips, please share them with me.

Thanks in advance
Ramuncikas
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