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Creating a new Rich text editor format

You can create custom Rich text editor control formats that you can apply in your application. You can also select one of the preset mixins to control the format.

Use mixin Select to use a mixin to define the color of the header, footer, and border. The Mixin field displays the name and a preview of the currently selected mixin. Click the Mixin icon to select a different mixin from the list.
Specify styles Select this check box to define a custom color format for the header, footer, and border. Select:
  • solid — Enter a hexadecimal value (such as #3d3d3d) or click the box next to the field to Color Picker.
  • gradient — Select the Direction in which you want to blend the background colors, horizontal or vertical. Specify the Start and End colors of the gradient. Specify a Backup color, in the event that the browser cannot render the gradient.
  • To create a style format, perform the following actions:

    1. Click Add a format.

    2. In the Create a new format dialog box, enter the Format name by using only alphanumeric characters (a-z and 0-9) and spaces.

      The name cannot begin with a number. The format name that you enter is converted into the name CSS class or classes.

    3. Optional:

      Provide a Usage annotation.

    4. Click OK.

    The new format is populated with default values.
  • To create a style format by copying an existing format, click Actions and select Save as from the list.

  • Selecting the property reference for a control

    Select a property for the control to determine the data type to include in the list that an application user sees. At run time, the user selects one or more values from the list.

  • Specifying presentation options for a control

    After you create a control, you configure how the control is displayed. You can specify whether the control is editable at run time, the width of the control, the label format for the control, and one or more CSS helper classes to adjust the control's appearance and placement.

  • Adding and configuring a Rich text editor control

    When a Rich text editor control is added to a layout, users can enter text and control the styling and formatting. You can customize the appearance of the Rich text editor control in the skin.

  • Skin formats for Rich text editor controls

    You specify styling for the Rich text editor control in the skin. Styles set in the skin apply to the header, footer, and border of the Rich text editor control. You can create custom Rich text editor control formats.

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