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Posted on 2013-06-10
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Hello,

I'm using tinyMCE 4.x, ASP.Net & VB - I successfully use the editor to encode text to html format and save it to a database.  Now I retrieve the text, for editing, to the textArea and it displays with the html text instead of diplaying text in format it was input at.  How do I correct this?  

Ex:
The dog jumped over the fence.
The cat swam through the river.

Shows up as: <p>The dog jumped over the fence.<br>The cat swam through the river.</p>

I looked at the TinyMCE API 4.x examples but it's not sinking in.  

Is there something I can do in either TinyMCE or in ASP.net - to have it display as it was originally entered?

Thanks
JS
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When you said "encode" text, are you converting "<" to "&lt;" ? If so you would need to decode before putting back into the editor.

tinyMCE has a HTML view. Can you look to see if this is what is shown:

&lt;p&gt;The dog jumped over the fence.&lt;br&gt;The cat swam through the river.&lt;/p&gt;

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If so, it is because your HTML is being converted to text and so tinyMCE thinks the < and the > are text instead of html tags.

You can't use HttpServerUtility.HtmlEncode for example because it will ruin TinyMce's content. TinyMce does it's own HTML encoding on client side. If you need to do server side encoding you will need to figure out what isn't html and only encode that (no idea how to go about that).
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you need to comment encoding: 'xml' on your configuration.
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by:jshesek
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Ok got it to work.  But the formatting looks a little off.  Will investigate this further.

This is what I did:

The form is an edit form - so only 1 record was pulled with a datareader (dr)

TextBox1.Text = Server.HtmlDecode(dr("meetingNotes"))

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
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