MOSS 2007 Beta 2 Tech Refresh HTML Editor Control changes… no more popup!

Thursday, September 14, 2006 10:21 PM

The release of Beta 2 Technical Refresh for MOSS 2007 brings a very welcomed change. In Beta 2 and earlier versions of MOSS 2007, when you went to edit content in a field control containing HTML, you clicked on the body of the field control which launched a popup where you did your editing. Not ideal, but it worked. See animation below for an example:

HTML Editor Control in MOSS 2007 Beta 2

In the MOSS 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh, Microsoft revamped this. Instead of it launching a popup, it launches a little toolbar that you can drag around. I like this much more because you now have inline content editing… much nicer (and more like the MCMS 2002 experience). When the field control loses focus, the toolbar goes away. See the following animation for a demonstration:

HTML Editor Control in MOSS 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh

The implementation is not a popup window, but just a standard DHTML trick. Before you ask, no it doesn’t work very well in FireFox. I know, I know…

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