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Symbol Dialog

The Symbol dialog enables end-users to visually select a symbol or character insert it into the text.


End-users can invoke this dialog using the Symbol button on the Insert ribbon tab. Refer to the How to: Create the RichEditControl with a Ribbon UI topic on how to provide the ribbon ui for the RichEditControl. Executing the ShowSymbolFormCommand invokes this dialog as well.


RichEditControl also provides a number of commands to insert different individual symbols:

Handle the RichEditControl.SymbolFormShowing event to customize the default Symbol dialog or substitute it with completely new one. To get an example of the dialog replacement, refer to the How to: Customize the Search Form or How to: Customize the Hyperlink Form document.