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Get Plain Text in Javascript

Last post 08-03-2011, 9:21 AM by FLJoe. 3 replies.
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  •  08-02-2011, 9:44 PM 69204

    Get Plain Text in Javascript

    Is there a method that I can use in JavaScript to get the plain text in the Editor? Someththing similar to the getHTML?
    I want to use it to get the current length of the plain text in an OnChange event.
  •  08-03-2011, 2:00 AM 69211 in reply to 69204

    Re: Get Plain Text in Javascript

  •  08-03-2011, 7:07 AM 69215 in reply to 69204

    Re: Get Plain Text in Javascript

    Hi FLJoe,
    please try the example below
    <%@ Page Language="C#" %>

    <%@ Register Assembly="CuteEditor" Namespace="CuteEditor" TagPrefix="CE" %>
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
    <html xmlns="">
    <head id="Head1" runat="server">
        <form id="form1" runat="server">
            <CE:Editor ID="editor1" runat="server">
            <input type="button" value="GetPlainText" onclick="GetPlainText()" />
            <div id="plainText" style="visibility: hidden">

    function isIE() {
        if (window.navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf("msie") != -1) return true;
        else return false;

    function GetPlainText() {

        var editor1 = document.getElementById('<%= editor1.ClientID %>');
        var plainText = document.getElementById("plainText");
        plainText.innerHTML = editor1.GetHTML();
        var text;
        if (isIE()) {
            text = plainText.innerText;
        else {
            text = plainText.textContent;
        plainText.innerHTML = "";
  •  08-03-2011, 9:21 AM 69226 in reply to 69215

    Re: Get Plain Text in Javascript

    Hi Ken,
    Thank you, That works great .
    Instead of placing an extra div on the page itself , is there any downside to substituting with this inside the function?
    var plainText = document.createElement("plainText");
    in place of
    var plainText = document.getElementById("plainText");


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