Announcing FreeTextBox 3.1 and 4.0

September 30, 2005 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Early next week, I’ll be releasing the last 3.x release of FreeTextBox.
The main issues that will be addressed are ASP.NET 2.0 Beta 2
compatilibity issues:

  • There are some issues with the dynamic file handler
  • Visual Studio Design time support

After that all work will be on FreeTextBox 4.0. Here are some of the initial goals:

  • No bugs 😉
  • Safari support
  • Totally new toolbar system
    • Toolbars usable for other things (not tied to FreeTextBox, can function as a separate control)
    • One toolbar for multiple FreeTextBox editors
    • Multiple toolbars for each FreeTextBox
    • Draggable (floating)
    • Work in a separate frame
  • Full XHTML support (even for IE)
  • Localized text in JavaScript windows
  • Rich dropdownlists instead of standard select boxes (also functional as a separate control)
  • New popup window UI (for insertions)
  • Themeable through CSS/stylesheets (instead of lots of .NET properties)
  • Full-screen editing
  • Much, much more…

Here’s a screenshot of the early UI (two editors, three toolbars):

FreeTextBox 4.0 image

2 responses to “Announcing FreeTextBox 3.1 and 4.0”

  1. raj says:

    hi, i can’ understand the freetextbox installation instructions. plz give reply.. how to install

  2. bong valdoz says:

    I really want to use FreeTextbox to my project but the download link for the version 4.0 is not available. where can i download the version 4.0 of FTB?


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