Features of Cute Editor for ASP.NET

The leading WYSIWYG, browser-based, XHTML/HTML editor lets content contributors easily create and publish Web content, while developers maintain control over a site's look and feel.

Thousands of companies have integrated Cute Editor into content management systems, e-learning, discussion forums, Web e-mail, and other applications. Plus, Cute Editor allows developers to easily customize and extend the editor.

cross-browser, cross-platform

A cross-browser, cross-platform WYSIWYG Editor

Compatible with the most important browsers available in the market: IE 5.5+, Firefox 1.0+, Mozilla 1.3+, Netscape 7+, Safari (1.3+), Opera 9.0, IE 8.0 and Chrome. This includes Macintosh and Linux.

Compliant with the web standards, no deprecated tags such as <FONT> anymore

Does your online html editor still use deprecated tags such as <FONT>? Cute Editor will help you build sites that adhere to the latest HTML standards, generates clean HTML/XHTML code with no deprecated tags. Why use web standards?

There are many benefits to learning and using web standards. A few examples:

  • Better search engine rankings: The separation of content and presentation makes the content represent a larger part of the total file size. Combined with semantic markup this will improve search engine rankings.
  • Faster download and rendering of web pages: Less HTML results in smaller file sizes and quicker downloads. Modern web browsers render pages faster when they are in their standards mode than when they are in their backwards compatible mode.
  • Compatibility with future web browsers: When you use defined standards and valid code you future-proof your documents by reducing the risk of future web browsers not being able to understand the code you have used.
  • Simpler development and maintenance: Using more semantic and structured HTML makes it easier and quicker to understand code created by somebody else.
  • Better accessibility: Semantic HTML, where structure is separated from presentation, makes it easier for screen readers and alternative browsing devices to interpret the content.
  • Simpler adaptation: A semantically marked up document can be easily adapted to print and alternative browsing devices, like handheld computers and cellular phones, just by linking to a different CSS file. You can also make site-wide changes to presentation by editing a single file.

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My Web site is standard! And yours?

Advanced file upload function

We integrate a hi-performance ASP.NET upload component - Ajax uploader into Cute Editor. Ajax Uploader allows you to select and upload multiple files at once. It also supports client side validation of the file size/type before uploading.

Insert clean HTML from Microsoft Word.

When text is pasted from Microsoft Word a lot of unnecessary word specific markup is carried across. This can result in web pages that take an unnecessarily long time to download. The Paste from Word button solves this by removing word markup before pasting the text into your web page.

Support accessibility according to W3C WAI and section 508 accessibility guidelines.

Cute Editor optional accessibility settings ensure your site complies with Section 508, so people with disabilities can have full access to your content.

Output HTML or well-formed XHTML to your choice (Demo)

Cute Editor supports output well-formed XHTML. Your choice of XHTML 1.0 or HTML 4.01 output.

Clean, lightweight and extremely fast loading

Numerous optimization methods has been applied. It's clean, compact, extremely fast-loading, but still powerful and efficient.

Unlimited levels of the undo/redo feature

Many of the other editors on the market cannot undo or redo certain actions, and certain table operations - such as cell merge or column deletion. Cute Editor has a new custom undo/redo implementation to make you can now safely undo those actions.

Multi-culture support, Easy localization through XML (Demo)

All labels, buttons, tooltips and messages are located in external XML files, so that the language of the editor can be switched with a single property. You can also create a new language in a matter of minutes.

Support complete web page editing (from <HTML> to </HTML>) (Demo)

Cute Editor allows you to edit a full HTML page, including <title>, <!DOCTYPE...> and some other options. You can also insert Form elements (checkbox, button, textarea, etc.) and modify certain properties of the element.

Single line returns on enter Key press (Demo)

Most other editors insert double line returns which can be annoying for clients who are used to editing in Microsoft Word. Cute Editor can be configured to use <div>, <br> or <p> tags when you press enter. In either mode <br> tags can be created by using shift+enter.

Support HTML code indentation and Tags appear in lower case

Cute Editor displays nicely indented code in the HTML mode and the generating HTML tags and Attributes are in lower case. This is very convenient and important for the advanced users.

Full-Screen editing support (Demo)

It does not open a new window, instead it will resize to fit the browser screen. Edit in full screen mode, maximizing your available space.

No slow Java or ActiveX components

100% DHTML, JavaScript ASP.Net code. There are no slow Java or ActiveX components to worry about and everything is handled in the browser!

Relative and Absolute URLs support (Demo)

With Cute Editor, you have the choice of using either a relative or absolute URL.

Easy Implementation for Developers

The perfect addition to your content management system! Only a couple lines of code , you don't need to be an expert. Allows you to add an online HTML editing functionality that works with standard HTML form.

Easy to use API to hide buttons and tabs

Cute Editor allows developers to set the image directory, set the controls width, disable image uploading and deleting, restrict access to the source/preview tabs, hide buttons and lists that you don't want your clients to see or access.

Wrap text around images

Locate the image you want to wrap text around, and click any justify button in the toolbar. The image will float to the desired direction. Text will be positioned around the image.

Downloadable files support

You can upload document files, create a link from your HTML content to the document files (zip files, ppt files...).

CSS-based Skinning (Demo)

Cute Editor provides several built in themes that are ready to use. Developers can completely change the appearance of the toolbar and the dialogs by simply modifying the supplied classes and images.

Advanced table manager

Create and modify tables and table cells. Set their border color, alignment, cellspacing and more! Once you've created a table, simply right click inside of it and use the handy popup menu to change its attributes.  <caption>,<summary>,<thead>,<tfoot>,<th> tags are supported.

Image insertion and automatic upload

Built-in thumbnail generator. Thumbnail images are dynamically created; Supports upload new images. Paging - specify how many images. Support auto resize images.

Compatibility with the browser's back button

Don't you hate losing your edits? It is so easy to accidentally browse away from the page you are editing (eg by hitting a back space key or button). And then you have lost all your edits. Unless you are using Cute Editor!

Style Builder Dialog Box

With Style builder dialog box you can apply CSS style attributes directly to any HTML elements on your Web page.

Content management with templates (Demo)

The basic idea behind a Content Management System (CMS) is to separate the management of content from design. Cute Editor allows the site designer to easily create and establish templates to give the site a uniform look. Templates may be modified when desired.

Use MaxHTMLLength or MaxTextLength to Protect Your Database (Demo)

If you tried to insert a record whose text length is greater than allowed by your table, an error will be reported. To prevent this type of error from occurring, developers can use MaxHTMLLength or MaxTextLength in the Cute Editor to limit the length of the user’s input.

Apply security to control user access to resources

Cute Editor allows developers to assign a pre-defined set of permissions by group or individual. This prevents a normal user to access the administration functionality.

The details of permissions are specified by an XML security policy file. Each level maps to a specific file. The default mappings:

  • admin—maps to admin.config
  • default—maps to default.config
  • guest—maps to guest.config

You can customize and extend each policy file by editing the XML security policy file. You can also create your own policy files that define arbitrary permission sets.

Comparison of the sample security policy file
Permissions/Resource Setting Admin Default Guest
MaxImageWidth 6400 640 640
MaxImageHeight 4800 480 480
MaxImageSize 10000 100 100
MaxMediaSize 10000 100 100
MaxFlashSize 10000 100 100
MaxDocumentSize 10000 100 100
ImageGalleryPath ~/uploads ~/uploads/member ~/uploads/guest
MediaGalleryPath ~/uploads ~/uploads/member ~/uploads/guest
FlashGalleryPath ~/uploads ~/uploads/member ~/uploads/guest
FilesGallaryPath ~/uploads ~/uploads/member ~/uploads/guest
ImageFilters .jpg
MediaFilters .avi
DocumentFilters .txt, .doc
.pdf, .zip
.rar, .avi
.mpg, .mpeg
.mp3, .jpg
.pdf, .doc
.txt, .doc
.pdf, .zip

Online Image Editor

People that input content on a website are generally not web designers, so most don't have that design & technical fibre in them. With online image editor, you can now edit image file with no image editing software to download or install! Easy drag and drop familiar interface. Resize, change dimensions, scale, crop, add text, optimize, rotate, flip, mirror and add watermark.

Max Upload Folder size

Max Upload Folder size(Including all subfolders and files. A must have feature for people who have limited hosting space.) Dynamic display of available free space in the Upload Folder.Limits the size of your upload folder. If the max is reached uploads will be disabled.

Clickable Image Maps

Image maps are pictures with clickable regions also known as "hotspots." When users click on one of the hotspots, they're directed to the web page you designate. Cute Editor 5.0 lets you easily create image maps to add fun and excitement to a web page

<div> Box Formatting

<div> boxes offer a much greater ability to control the layout of a web page. With Cute Editor, you can put any content between <div> tags and then use CSS to style all sorts of borders, backgrounds, etc.

Universal and Virtual keyboard

Virtual Keyboard does not require changes to language settings of your system and even speeds up the entire text input process for your customers. It lets your native speaking clients to access your web resources from any location in the world without changing national keyboard layouts and fonts on their machines.

Store images in a Database

With Cute Editor you can easily use a Sql Server database or access database as the file storage.