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The ASPxRichEdit control implements the main Rich Text Editor functionality and is available on the DX.18.2: Common Controls toolbox tab in the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE.
In the Visual Studio Designer, the ASPxRichEdit control looks just as the image below illustrates.
The ASPxRichEdit control provides a ribbon that allows end users to edit documents. Based upon the ASPxRichEdit.RibbonMode property setting, the Rich Text Editor can operate in the following modes:
- Built-in ribbon
- Built-in one-line toolbar
- External ASPxRibbon control
- No ribbon
See the Rich Text Editor - Ribbon Customization demo to try different ribbon-based UI modes in action.
You can modify a document on the server side with a non-visual cross-platform .NET library Office File API.
When the Rich Text Editor loads a document, the Document Model is built. The Document Model is transformed into the Document Layout. The Rich Text Editor renders and displays the layout. Therefore, a document exists only in its native Rich Text Editor representation.
For more information on the document structure and on the interaction between a model and a layout, refer to the Document Structure article.