Rich Text Editing Toolstrip Like MS Word

Posted on 2007-10-03
Last Modified: 2013-11-26

I had a VS 2K3 application which I have upgraded to VS 2K5 and .Net 2.0.  This application had a form which allowed the user to enter notes in a richtext format.  It had toolbars which allowed the user to adjust the font size and font type just like in MS Word.

I am having trouble getting the same functionality in VS 2K5.  I have re-created the toolbar now as a toolstrip and have added the buttons with the dropdown arrows for font size and font type.  However, I am unable to get the buttons to list the different font sizes/types when the user clicks the down arrow on the toolstrip button.

Has anyone accomplished this or have a link to a good tutorial on this matter?

Question by:Torrwin
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    You can use the Font Dialog control by dragging it from your toolbox onto your form.   Then on a button click event you show the dialog like this:

    However, I realize this will not give you the font list directly on your toolbar.  Check out these free controls that have already done the work for you.

    Best regards,


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