ASPxHtmlEditorHtmlEditingSettings.PasteMode Property

Gets or sets a value that specifies how the ASPxHtmlEditor formats the pasted HTML content.

Namespace: DevExpress.Web.ASPxHtmlEditor

Assembly: DevExpress.Web.ASPxHtmlEditor.v20.2.dll

Declaration

[DefaultValue(HtmlEditorPasteMode.SourceFormatting)]
public HtmlEditorPasteMode PasteMode { get; set; }
<DefaultValue(HtmlEditorPasteMode.SourceFormatting)>
Public Property PasteMode As HtmlEditorPasteMode

Property Value

Type Default Description
HtmlEditorPasteMode

SourceFormatting

One of the HtmlEditorPasteMode enumeration values.

Available values:

Name Description
SourceFormatting

The formatting of the pasted content is retained. A style definition that is associated with the copied text is copied to the destination document.

MergeFormatting

The formatting of the pasted content is mostly discarded. However, emphasis formatting, such as bold and italic text, is retained. The content takes on the style characteristics of the paragraph where it is pasted. The content also takes on any direct formatting or style properties of element that immediately precedes the cursor when the content is pasted.

PlainText

The formatting of the pasted content and non-text elements, such as pictures or tables, is discarded. The text takes on the style characteristics of the paragraph where it is pasted and takes on any direct formatting or character style properties of text that immediately precedes the cursor when the text is pasted. Graphical elements are discarded, and tables are converted to a series of paragraphs.

Property Paths

You can access this nested property as listed below:

Library Object Type Path to PasteMode
ASP.NET MVC Extensions HtmlEditorBinderSettings
.HtmlEditingSettings.PasteMode
HtmlEditorSettings
.SettingsHtmlEditing.PasteMode
MVCxHtmlEditor
.SettingsHtmlEditing.PasteMode
ASP.NET Web Forms Controls ASPxHtmlEditor
.SettingsHtmlEditing.PasteMode

Remarks

Use the PasteMode property to specify how the ASPxHtmlEditor formats the pasted HTML content.

If the ASPxHtmlEditorHtmlEditingSettings.EnablePasteOptions is set to true, end-users can change the format of the pasted HTML content using buttons which appear in the top right corner of the design area after the content is pasted.

Additionally, you can format the pasted HTML content in code using the client-side ASPxClientHtmlEditor.BeforePaste event.

To learn more, see the Paste Formatting topic.

See Also