SharePoint - using the rich text box in a custom user control
Frustration aplenty with this one. Logic dictated that the RichTextField control in SharePoint would have been the one to use...
but no, it's not (as i found out)...so how do you use that shiny nice Rich Text Box control in a custom web part or user control.
simple - so simple i'm sad to say it took me 1 1/2hrs discussing it with some like-minded fellows before we found out what it was (sad i know, but we got there in the end).
Add this to your ascx (if you're using a web user control):
1: <%@ Register Tagprefix="SharePoint" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls" Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=18.104.22.168, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %>
and here comes the simple bit..
1: <SharePoint:InputFormTextBox runat="server" ID="RichTextBox" ValidationGroup="CreateCase" Rows="8" Columns="40" RichText="true" RichTextMode="FullHtml" AllowHyperlink="true" />
That's it...not that impressive but that's what you have to do..simple eh :)
Note: this is only available in MOSS 2007.