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With this JavaScript component, you can easily implement a rich text editor into a web page. dhtmlxEditor allows you to replace standard HTML textarea with highly configurable WYSIWYG editor, providing users with the possibility to format text content in a browser window. The component works smoothly in all main web browsers (IE, FF, Opera, Safari, Chrome).

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dhtmlxEditor is integrated with dhtmlxToolbar, and you can easily configure it by adding custom buttons and select boxes linked to the editor script API. The appearance of the editor's toolbar can also be customized due to a set of predefined skins. This JavaScript WYSIWYG rich text editor can be easily integrated with other components of the DHTMLX product line: Windows, Accordion, Tabbar, or Layout.


  • Cross-browser compatibility: IE, FF, Opera, Safari, Chrome
  • Javascript API
  • Easy to initialize
  • Easy to use
  • Loads content from string or URL
  • Lite mode available with basic editor functionality
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Edition and License

dhtmlxEditor is available in Standard Edition only - Download dhtmlxEditor - JavaScript WYSIWYG EditorDownload

You can use dhtmlxEditor for free under GNU General Public License v2, or Free License that allows you to use the component in a non-GPL application/website.

Open Source - GPL v2 - Allows you to use dhtmlxEditor in open source, GPL-ed projects for free.

Free License - Allows you to use dhtmlxEditor in non-GPL, proprietary projects (applications) at no charge.


dhtmlxEditor Standard Edition is distributed under GNU GPL v2 and Free license (details)

Supported browsers:
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