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    Please HELP - ASP Content Mgmt System

    I've got my system set up that updates/deletes/edits from a browser into a database. Using ASP/access.

    This system is currently built to insert press releases into a db. Taking the fields: Title/Author/Date/Content

    Ultimately i'd like to set up a wysiwig editor for the user to dump in bolds, etc... in the content box.

    Right now i would just like to manually code these...along with using <br><br> in the content form box. But my db sends back an error.

    How do I prevent this?

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    The error and the actual code would help alot.

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    Up and running now.......
    My input is able to accept tags now...I was having a problem with '' quotes instead...Thanks.

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    It seems alot of people are looking for the same thing. I have run across a site that has an editor for the text fields. You can do anything with this editor. Check it out at http://www.innovationd.com/users/demo/admin and login with demo, demo.

    I'm sure they have custom options available.
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    Shameless Plug!

    I have written a content management system for ASP called EnVivo!CS. It is now available in a preview release (read: cheaper) version and has a built in WYSIWYG rich text editor.

    I know that this is not the place to flog my wares but if you're looking for a quick and easy solution for your project, there it is!

    Thanks and have a great day!

    hendo
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    EnVivo!CS: Fast and Affordable Web Content Management for ASP. 100% Script, No DLLs.
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    Or, if you've got $12 to spare and all you want is a rich-text edit box without a CMS, check this out:

    http://www.yusasp.com/prj01.asp

    It works great -- you can use the example code to drop it into your existing system.

    HTH
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    SitePoint Enthusiast bgotty's Avatar
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    Your choice but I feel InnovationD.Com's is much more robust.
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    Using javascript and a textarea, couldn't the same thing be achieved. For instance, before vBulletin and SPF started using the smilies like they have to the left of posts, I threw together a simple smile system that did the same thing. All that is needed is to append the value of the textbox with the new data.

    Code:
    document.frmName.txtBox.value += '<b></b>';
    That should do the trick.

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    SitePoint Enthusiast bgotty's Avatar
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    You certainly could use that method. But what if one wanted to be able to see their formatting before submitting to the database?

    This is where the WYSIWYG methods allow for. Your method if I understand correctly would allow the user to see the code that there entering. It is not user friendly.
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    This is where the WYSIWYG methods allow for. Your method if I understand correctly would allow the user to see the code that there entering. It is not user friendly.
    I agree. With the WYSIWYG method your users can type and format the text in Word if they want, and then paste the result into the form, retaining all the formatting.

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    You are right about that. But, you could adapt it by adding a layer that is dynamically changed to match the code in the textarea.


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