Using rich text in an application
Rich text format (RTF) is a standard for specifying formatting
instructions and document content in a single ASCII document. An
editor that supports rich text format interprets the formatting
instructions and displays the text with formatting.
In an application, you may want to:
a window for preparing rich text documents
While not a full-fledged word processor, the RichTextEdit
control allows the user to apply formatting to paragraphs, words,
- Create a mail-merge application
You or the user can set up boilerplate text with input fields
associated with database data.
- Display reports with formatted text
A RichText DataWindow object is designed for viewing data,
rather than entering data. It doesn’t have the edit styles
of other DataWindow presentation styles.
- Store rich text as a string in a database and display
it in a RichTextEdit control